HARLINGEN — Brownsville Hanna scored two runs in the second inning, two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth as the Golden Eagles defeated Harlingen South 5-0 Tuesday evening at Harlingen Field.
The win moved Hanna to 8-2 in District 32-6A action and keeps them level with Los Fresnos (8-2) and Harlingen High (8-2). The Cardinals beat Weslaco High 11-4 in another Tuesday game while the Falcons defeated Weslaco East 10-0 to set up a highly anticipated matchup between Los Fresnos and Brownsville Hanna on Thursday.
“There always room for improvement but we just got to take the win in a positive way because I know we have a big game coming up,” said Brownsville head coach Eddie Garcia. “Since there’s been a slight change in the schedule, we’re going to get back to work tomorrow and since we have a big opponent coming on Thursday, I think the team is up to the task and I know Los Fresnos is going to bring their A game.”
With Los Fresnos, San Benito, Harlingen and Weslaco East remaining on the schedule, the Golden Eagles will need to dig deep and finish the season strong.
Brownsville Hanna opened the scoring in the top of the second inning after both Ricardo Perez and Ryan Casas hit RBI singles to put the Eagles up 2-0.
In the top of the fifth Hanna’s Cristian Gonzalez added to the score with a two-run double scoring Cesar Saldana and Raul Perez to stretch the lead to 4-0.
But the Eagles didn’t stop there. In the sixth, a wild pitch by Harlingen South allowed Brownsville’s Jonathan Castro to score from third base to wrap up the scoring.
The Eagles finished the night with nine hits and no errors while the Hawks finished with four hits and one error.
With the loss, Harlingen South dropped to 2-8 and looks to rebound on against San Benito on Thursday.