Softball notes: District 32-6A gets underway, Lady Cats improve to 2-0

District play began Tuesday night for 32-6A and the Harlingen South Lady Hawks got their season off on a high note with a 14-1 six inning win over Harlingen High.

The Lady Hawks used a four-run fourth and a five-run sixth inning to secure the victory.

South will play at Los Fresnos on Friday while Harlingen will host Brownsville Rivera on with the first pitch set for 7 p.m.

San Benito: The Lady Hounds’ Eliana Carrizales pitched a complete-game shutout with two strike outs in a 10-0 win in five innings against Los Fresnos.

It wasn’t until the fourth and fifth innings when the Lady Hounds’ bats woke up after only leading 1-0 through three innings. San Benito put together a five-run fourth inning followed up by a four-run fifth. Deztiny Hernandez went 2 for 3 at the plate in the win.

San Benito will now seek a 2-0 league start when they travel to Weslaco East on Friday.

“Overall our hitting came in one right after another,” said San Benito coach Denise Lira. “We didn’t leave anyone on base and our pitching did really well and our defense backed our pitching up. This is a tough district so any win is a good win especially to start out the district season.”

Rio Hondo: The Lady Bobcats picked up an important 6-4 District 32-4A win against Raymondville on Tuesday to improve to 2-0 in league play with La Feria up next on Friday.

Freshman hurler Kelsey Pizarro pitched a complete game while fanning seven batters. Bianca Cruz made her return to the lineup and collected three hits while Annie Alvarado and Abbie Torris drove in a pair of runs in the victory.