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Hondo girls win twice in district


     Hondo softball got back in the win column twice in the past week, claiming a wild 13-12 home win over Dilley, and an 11-1 road win at Crystal City.

     The two wins lift the Owls to 2-1 in District 28-3A, with a 13-9 season mark.

     This week Hondo softball will visit Lytle for a Friday, March 31, district game. On Monday, April 3, they’ll be at home to host Natalia, with another home game, next Thursday, April 6, against Cotulla. That game will mark the start of the second go-round through the district schedule.

     Last Friday, March 24, in Hondo’s first home game of the season, the Owls seemingly had things under control, leading Dilley 8-3 after five innings. But the Lady Wolves battled back, scoring three in the sixth, then adding another six in the top of the seventh to seize a 12-9 lead. 

     Hondo still had an at-bat, and made it count. Aly Estes led off with triple to left, then Aliyah Piña reached base on an error. Johanna Steubing walked, and Piper Sigman hit a one-out RBI single to right. Madi Rodriguez walked to load the bases, and with two away, Zaylah Barrios stroked a game-winning, two-run single to center.

     Barrios, Sigman and Rodriguez all had three hits. Barrios drove in three runs, as did Amber Williams. Rodriguez hit a solo homer in the sixth.

     Tuesday, March 28, in Crystal City, Hondo led 2-0 after four innings, but put up four in the fifth and five more in the sixth. Molly McElroy pitched a complete game three-hitter, and went 4-for-4 at the plate. Rodriguez was also 4-for-4, with four RBI, and Jennifer Galindo drove in three, including a two-run jack in the fifth. Ashlyn Evans had a two-run double in the sixth inning.



Amber Williams focuses on her throw across the diamond in the Owls’ Friday win over Dilley.

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