By: JOHN CANNON
(DONNA) – Donna High School head baseball coach Joey Ramirez said it best when describing his team’s come from behind win over Brownsville Lopez.
“Baseball has a funny way of playing out.”
With his team down 6-3 going into the seventh, the Redskins dug down deep and scored four big runs thanks to some clutch hitting which led them to a much needed 7-6 come from behind win.
Tony Hernandez got the hit parade started thanks to his single to right field.
Then Jeremy Ramirez and Joey Zuniga connected on back-to-back doubles which scored two runs and trimmed the Lobos lead to one.
Forrest Jones then nailed a single which scored Zuniga and tied the game at six.
Leo Bocanegra’s single put runners and third and first with Hector Guerrero coming up to bat.
Guerrero then blasted a shot to left field which scored Jones and the winning run for the ‘Skins.
“The kids believed in themselves and responded when we needed them to,” said Ramirez. “The bats came through at the right time and the kids stayed focused.”
Donna High now pushes their District 32-5A record to 4-6 and finds themselves in the thick of a six team race for the third and fourth spot.
“We really needed this win to end our little slump we were on,” said Ramirez. “Beating a team like Lopez is big for us and now we help our chances in this tightly contested playoff race.”
“Hopefully these kids can carry over the momentum to Thursday’s game against Brownsville Porter.”