Lobos, Wildcats set for rematch

Pete Luna|Leader-News
Center fielder Jacelyn Ortegon focuses on the ball as she prepares to catch for an out. Her catch came for the out came in the first inning of the Uvalde-Pearsall softbal game last Monday night at the Uvalde High School softball field

Uvalde girls are 11-7 for season

The Uvalde Lobos will face the Carrizo Springs Lady Cats in District 30-4A softball Tuesday night at Carrizo Springs.

Varsity action is set to begin at 7 p.m.

Late last month, the Lobos lost a lopsided 12-2 decision to the Carrizo Springs girls in the district action in Uvalde.

Carrizo Springs combined 10 hits with eight Uvalde errors to plate their 12 runs.

The Uvalde girls managed only three hits in the game as Briana Mata, Bethany Gonzalez, and Karina Silva each singled.

Gonzalez, the pitcher of record for the Lobos, gave up 10 hits.

She walked only one batter and struck out two batters.

Defensively, the Lobos did make one double play in the contest.

Coach EJ McNamara’s Lobos, 1-2 in district play and 11-7 for the season, will enter play Tuesday coming off a Friday night contest against the Crystal City Lady Javelinas.

Prior to the varsity game, special ceremonies were scheduled to honor UHS seniors, including Melinda Blanco, Clarissa Estrada, Johnbenay Garcia, and Briana Mata.

The Lobos also were set to honor parents during pre-game ceremonies.

Results from the game will be reported in next Thursday’s edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

The Lobos entered the game trying to snap a two-game losing streak. The Lobos lost a 7-4 home decision against the Pearsall Lady Mavericks.

Alexis Quintero had the big hit of the game for the Lobos. She ripped a three-run home run over the center field fence in the sixth inning.

Quintero and Clarissa Estrada collected two hits each. Quintero homered and singled, while Estrada singled twice.

Uvalde’s only other hit was Ortegon’s triple.

Bethany Gonzalez, the pitcher of record for the Lobos, allowed only six hits, but she walked six, hit one, and struck out three batters.

The Lobos totaled six errors, while Pearsall made four errors.

The Lobos will wind up district play April 19 with a rematch against the Pearsall Lady Mavericks at Pearsall.

As there are only four teams in District 30-4A, all four teams qualify for post-season, which will begin late this month.

District 30-4A teams will go up against the top four teams from District 29-4A that includes Hondo, Devine, Pleasanton, and Somerset.

Devine, Pleasanton, and Somerset will join Uvalde’s district for softball for the 2023 season and the 2024 season.

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