By: JOHN CANNON
(BROWNSVILLE) – One week ago from today, the Donna High Redskins were 0-2 in District 32-5A and their head coach Joey Ramirez was looking for anything to try and provide a spark for his team.
“Last Wednesday at practice, I told the guys that we needed to find ourselves and had to find a way to get back on track,” said Ramirez. “We talked about changing some things up and working hard to try and get into the win column.”
That little pep talk seemed to pay off as the Redskins got their first win on Thursday over Brownsville Lopez and were looking to ride that momentum into Brownsville on Tuesday against Porter.
The Cowboys entered this contest at 3-0-1 and were in second place in 32-5A. And if Donna High was to pull off the upset, they were going to have to get another solid all-around effort from everyone on the team.
Sure enough, the ‘Skins dug deep and grinded throughout the entire contest.
And after scoring two runs in the top of the seventh, Tony Hernandez came in and shutdown the Cowboys which led them to a 6-4 victory.
Now the Redskins are back in the hunt for a postseason berth with a 2-2 record and Ramirez feels his team is back on track.
“All of the kids bought into what we told them that Wednesday morning and after the changes we made, everything just seemed to click for us,” said Ramirez. “We went into the Lopez and the Porter game with the notion that we were going to take it pitch by pitch and also inning by inning.”
“Now we have won two big games and are back in the thick of things. Our goal all season long was to knock that door down when it came to the playoffs and all of the momentum is in our favor.”