HARLINGEN — Things could not have gone any better in Elias Martinez’s playoff coaching debut with the Harlingen South Lady Hawks.
South scored all its runs in the first three innings, but it turned out to be plenty as the Lady Hawks cruised to a 10-6 win over the Edinburg Bobcats Friday night in Game 1 of their best-of-three Class 6A bi-district series.
The Lady Hawks compiled 11 hits in the first three innings off of Bobcats pitcher Desiree Marmolejo, which included a three-run homer by South’s Ashley Reyna to complete a six-run third inning.
Martinez said he felt that Friday’s performance was a sign of his team’s maturing mindset.
“We are playing better and we’re getting used to handling pressure in big-time situations,” Martinez said. “It’s all going to come down to who can make the routine plays under pressure.”
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