Special to the PRESS
The Tarpons, who are one game back behind league leading Hidalgo, got on the board in the first inning as Jonathan Garza drew a leadoff walk, stole second and scored on Kenny Herrera’s sacrificed fly to centerfield.
Jose Garza took the mound for Port Isabel and quickly got the Progreso batters out, striking out the first two batters. Port Isabel added a run in the second and third innings as Jacque Guillot collected a hit in each inning.
The young Progreso team responded by pushing across two runs in the bottom of the third on a double and a couple of Tarpon errors. After three innings of play, the score was 3-2 Port Isabel with the momentum going toward Progreso, thanks to three outstanding defensive plays, they tied the score at three after four innings of play.
Port Isabel regained the lead in the top half of the sixth as they scored five runs.
The inning was led off by Micheal Curry as he singled one of his three hits on the night. Curry scored on Jose Garza’s double to left-center. Pinch runner David Yanes scored on Jacque Guillot’s single. Guillot also had three hits on the night.
Designated hitter Pete Garcia would drive in Guillot and Jesse Delgado on a two RBI single. Garcia finished the Port Isabel scoring in the sixth as he scored on Kieler Gentry’s single.
Port Isabel scored their last and final run in the seventh as Curry curry scored on Jose Garza’s fielder’s choice. The Red Ants battled to the end scoring two runs in the seventh to make the final score 9-5 in favor of Port Isabel.
The Tarpons play host to La Feria on Friday, game time is 7:30 p.m. Port Isabel stands at 4 and 1 in district 12-5 on the season.