By: JOHN CANNON
(DONNA) – Donna High head baseball coach Joey Ramirez summed up his team’s loss to Brownsville Veterans with just one word.
Two crucial errors and a wild pitch committed by Donna High helped Brownsville Veterans score five runs and led them to a 7-3 win on Friday night.
The Chargers scored in the first inning due to a wild pitch by Tony Hernandez which gave them a 1-0 lead.
Anthony Compean tied the game at one in the bottom of the second as he crossed home plate due to an error by Brownsville Veterans right fielder Jorge Rodriguez.
Gilbert Rodriguez helped Vets regain the lead 2-1 in the top of the fourth thanks to his sacrifice-RBI.
The Redskins (3-4) countered and took their first lead of the contest in the bottom half of the inning thanks to Hernandez’s RBI-single and Joey Zuniga scoring on a stolen base.
Vets (7-0) regrouped in the top of the fifth and retook the lead 4-3 as both runs scored on an error and an RBI-single by Sammy Chapa.
With two outs in the top of the seventh, the Chargers added a run to their lead as Aaron Recio scored on an error.
Then Justin Amaya nailed a two-run double which gave them a sizeable lead.
“If you take those two errors away, we could have very well won this game,” said Ramirez. “They were two mental mistakes in which Vets took advantage of and they were able to capture the win.”
“This was a tough loss because I feel my kids played really well despite those mistakes. But we are going to be okay and I feel we will make some noise in the second half.”