By: JOHN CANNON
(DONNA) – As of late, the Donna High Redskins baseball team could very well be renamed “The Comeback Kids.”
The Redskins pulled off another come from behind win on Tuesday night as they pulled out a 2-1 victory over their rivals Donna North 2-1 at Redskin Baseball Field.
After Donna North broke open a scoreless ball game in the top of the sixth, the Redskins started the bottom of the sixth in good fashion as Joshua Jones and Tony Hernandez hit back-to-back singles.
Jones scored the tying run thanks to a sacrifice fly by Joey Zuniga and Hernandez scored the go ahead run on an RBI-single by Forrest Jones.
Donna High pitcher Tony Hernandez shut down the Chiefs in the top of the seventh as he recorded the last three outs to preserve the victory. Hernandez pitched a gem as he gave up one run on four hits and struck out six Chiefs on the night.
The Redskins push their record to 6-6 in District 32-5A and sits tied for third with Mercedes High.
Donna High can clinch a playoff spot for the first time in 14 years with a win over Brownsville Pace on Friday night.
“These kids don’t quit and it’s like I told you early in the year, we made some key defensive changes that have benefitted our team,” said Donna High skipper Joey Ramirez. “We never count ourselves out and I always tell the kids to believe in themselves and in their abilities as well.”
“These kids are doing the things to get the job done and come Friday night, we might very well kick that door down and get into the playoffs.”