Progreso pounds Rio Hondo 9-1 in District 32-4A matchup

MARK MOLINA | Staff Writer

RIO HONDO — There are good days and bad days in baseball, and for the Rio Hondo Bobcats, Friday was simply a bad day.

With their bats cold and pitching struggling, the Bobcats could not keep pace with the hard-hitting Progreso Red Ants, who handed them a tough 9-1 home loss.

The Red Ants (2-1) hit the outfield gaps early and often, and jumped on top of the Bobcats (1-2) with a four-run inning to start the game. They finished the day with eight earned runs on 10 hits.

“We swung the bats early and got some early runs, which gave our pitcher confidence,” said Progreso head coach Isaac Hernandez. “It also gave our defense a lot of confidence. In our game against Hidalgo (on Tuesday) we didn’t swing our bats and today we did. We played good — we played sound.”

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