Another perfect game; Lady Tarpons go for playoffs



The Lady Tarpons softball team blew out Donna IDEA Academy, 16-0, Tuesday night and came one step clos­er to making the post-season playoffs.

They did it with the usual things, hitting, fielding, and pitching, with the empha­sis on the latter. Freshman pitcher Daniela Salinas threw another perfect game, and she didn’t have to work as long for this one. The game, played in Donna, was called after three innings because of the ten run rule.

“She did a great job,” head softball coach Belinda Trevino said after practice Thursday morning. “She was hitting her spots very, very well. She missed, maybe, two pitches. (She had) perfect lo­cation. Whatever I asked for, curve ball, screw ball, they just worked for her. And she can always rely on her fastball – high, low, inside, outside.”

Salinas struck out three, walked none, and did not hit a batter. Three innings of work; nine batters up, nine retired, game over.

Salinas helped her own and the team’s cause at the plate as she wrapped up two doubles and knocked in two runs. Marissa Hernandez also doubled and had two RBI’s. Wuendi Flores also smacked a double.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Apr. 21 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.

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