PRESS Staff Report
The Port Isabel High School varsity baseball and softball teams are beginning to make waves in their respective districts, especially as the Lady Tarpons tighten their stranglehold on 32-3A with an undefeated 3-0 record thus far.
Of course, the Tarpons are enjoying their own success after opening 32-3A play with a victory over the Progreso Red Ants, 7-2, on Tuesday.
It’s expected that Port Isabel may fight it out with the Rio Hondo Bobcats for control of District 32-3A; however, the always-tough Hidalgo Pirates, who’ve gone 15-6 thus far this season, are sure to shake things up.
The Tarpons, meanwhile, have amassed a respectable 6-4 overall record. Rio Hondo has won 11 games this season and lost six.
The Lady Tarps are 8-5 overall and remain unbeaten in District 32-3A softball, last defeating district rival Rio Hondo on Tuesday by a score of 3-1 and before that issuing La Feria a 16-2 beating. The Lady Tarps have also handled Hidalgo in an 11-2 victory.
Should the PI girls continue such a streak, it’ll spell a district championship for the team in what’s already proven to be a competitive district.
The Lady Tarpons next face the Lady Pirates at Hidalgo (4-12 overall, 0-3 in 32-3A) to close out the first half of the district season. The game is set for 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 23.
The Tarpons will travel to Brownsville to face St. Joe on Mar. 22 for a 4:30 p.m. game before facing the same Bloodhounds at 10 a.m. the following day. The Tarps then take on the Lions at La Feria (6-10 overall, 1-2 in 32-3A) at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 26.
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