Port Isabel remains in playoff contention

The Port Isabel Tarpon baseball team is preparing for a big fight Friday against the Rio Hondo Bobcats for the second seed. (Staff photo by Ray Quiroga)

The Port Isabel Tarpon baseball team is preparing for a big fight Friday against the Rio Hondo Bobcats for the second seed. (Staff photo by Ray Quiroga)

PRESS Staff Report

The race to the state baseball playoffs is tightening up in District 32-3A as three ball clubs are within a half game of each other for the second seed.

The Port Isabel Tarpons were battling to stay in contention for a district crown throughout the season and, as of Thursday, April 11, were only a game behind league-leading Hidalgo. However, after a few tough games that didn’t go their way, the Tarpons now find themselves 4-3 in district play and 10-7 overall.

That means that PI is now two and a half games back. What that also means is that the rival Rio Hondo Bobcats are now only a half game behind the Tarps for second place in 32-3A. Behind the Cats, also by only half a game, are the La Feria Lions. In other words, things are getting tight. Consider further that the Tarpons are scheduled to face Rio Hondo in at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19, at home.

The last time PI and RH faced each other was on April 2, when the Tarpons came away with a 6-4 victory. A repeat performance for the Tarpons on Friday would not only cement a playoff berth for the team but the second seed.

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