Lee Summers will not be back as head softball coach at Uvalde High School next year. Following the Uvalde-Calallen playoff game Saturday at Charlotte, Summers informed his varsity players that he will tender his resignation as head softball coach. “I had hoped to tell the girls the news of my retirement down the road, well into the playoffs, but that did not work out for us,” said Summers.
Friday night at Uvalde’s Marvin Kolinek Field, the Uvalde Coyotes were scheduled to play their final baseball game of the regular season. They were to face the district champion Medina Valley Panthers. Results from the game will be reported in Thursday’s edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
The Uvalde Lobos were to wind up their best-ofthree games bi-district softball playoff series against the Corpus Christi Calallen Wildcats yesterday at Charlotte. Results from yesterday’s action and the game Friday night will be reported in Thursday’s edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
The Uvalde lobos will face the Corpus Christi Calallen Wildcats in a bidistrict softball playoff series scheduled for tomorrow and Saturday at Charlotte. Game one is set to begin at 7 p.m. tomorrow, while game two will get under way at 2 p.m. Saturday. Should a third game be needed to resolve the best-of-three playoff series, the third game will follow game two Saturday.
The Uvalde Coyotes scored three runs in the fourth inning and four runs in the fifth inning to blow open what had been a pitcher’s duel, and they went on to record an 11-1 baseball victory over the San Antonio Memorial Minutemen last Friday. Memorial’s ace pitcher Ivan DeAnda, who pitched seven innings in a loss against Harlandale earlier in the week, retired the first nine Uvalde batters he faced.
The Uvalde Coyotes will be trying to avenge an earlier season loss when they face the Harlandale Indians in a District 29-4A baseball rematch Tuesday. Action at Frank Tejeda Field is scheduled to get under way at 6:30 p.m. Last month at Uvalde’s Marvin Kolinek Field, the Indians posted a 6-4 win over the Coyotes.
Seven Uvalde High School track-and-field athletes will vie in the Class 4A Region IV meet Friday and Saturday at San Antonio. Uvaldeans Aaron Whitehead, Payton Redfearn, Gabby Gonzales, Drew Kirkpatrick, Corbin Cargil, Mackenzie Coates, and Mandy Garza gained a berth at the regional meet as they were among the top finishers in the District 29-4A and 30-4A Area track-and-field meet at Portland Wednesday.
Adlai Koepp lined a double down the left field foul line for a three-run double Friday night. Koepp’s double topped off a five-run seventh inning for the Uvalde Coyotes, who recorded a 6-2 district road baseball win over the San Antonio McCollum Cowboys. Going into the seventh inning, McCollum only needed three outs to chalk up a win over the Coyotes, but the Uvaldeans scored five times before the Cowboys recorded those three outs.
Nataly Hernandez hit a run-scoring single in the eighth inning to end the Uvalde-Floresville softball game Tuesday night. Hernandez’s hit gave the Uvalde Lobos a 4-3 win over the Floresville Jaguars. With the win, the Lobos pulled into a two-way tie with the Jaguars for third place in the District 29-4A softball standings.
Going into the final week of the high school softball regular season, four District 29-4A teams have clinched a post-season playoff berth. All that remains to be determined is the order of finish for the four teams. Those four teams will do battle in district games set for Tuesday night.