Playoff-bound ’Hounds stay red hot with 6-0 shutout over Harlingen South

HARLINGEN — The San Benito Greyhounds may have a playoff spot sewn up, but that didn’t stop them from playing with some urgency against the Harlingen South Hawks.

Led by seven scoreless innings on the mound from starting pitcher JR Gaitan, the Greyhounds easily dispatched the Hawks 6-0 Friday night at Harlingen field.

Gaitan — usually the San Benito closer — looked strong all night, striking out eight and holding the Hawks to just two hits.

“Both pitcher did a great job,” San Benito head coach RamPartida said. “South’s pitching kept us off balance at first, but seeing JR finish the whole game was pretty good. I was hoping he gave us three or four, but he was strong all night and finished the game for us.”

Gaitan’s performance overshadowed the outing by Hawks’ freshman pitcher Robert Mejia, tossed 5.0 innings and allowed four hits and two earned runs.

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