Lady Greyhounds pound Lady Hawks

SAN BENITO — It was the game everybody marked on their calendars once the softball schedules were released and it didn’t disappoint. Everything everyone expected was present.

Playoff atmosphere, check.

Plenty of action, check.

Fireworks at the end, double check.

After 18 long years of donning the purple and gold, new Harlingen South head coach Elias Martinez returned to San Benito for the first time and saw his Lady Hawks fall 9-2 to the Lady Greyhounds on Tuesday evening.

The win pushed San Benito to 20-0 overall, 6-0 in District 32-6A. The loss, meanwhile, dropped Harlingen South to 14-5 overall and 3-3 in district action.

However, despite the victory, first-year San Benito head coach Kristy Leal was not pleased with her team’s defensive display.

“We strung a lot of runs in and hit the ball pretty well. However, defensively we were not very sound today and that’s not our play at all,” she said. “I think we lacked a little bit there, but it helps when you score runs because it picks up the errors you made.”

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