Alexander continues to dominate at Border Olympics


Nixon defeated Martin 5-4 in the Border Olympics Thursday morning opener.

Thomas Lott/Laredo Morning Times

On Day 2 of the annual Border Olympics Softball Tournament, Alexander and United South go 2-0 against two formidable opponents. Alexander opened the day beating Weslaco East 10-2 behind pitcher Jazmine Rodriguez who took the win on the mound. Samantha Arce (two hits, two runs, two RBIs), Krista Gamez (two hits, four RBIs), Magali Herrera (two hits, three RBIs), Anissa Morteo (two hits) and Mia Rubio ( a knock).

In the second game of the day, Alexander continued to play hard on the diamond and came away with a 9-5 win over Hebbronville. This time it was Gamez who walked away with the victory on the mound. Leading the offense are Arce (two hits, two RBIs), Gamez (one hit, one RBI), Herrera (one hit) and Victoria Luna (one hit).

“We took our pieces last week in a very talented PSJA tournament in the Valley (of the Rio Grande) and bounced back with impressive wins over Zapata and Medina Valley on Monday and Weslaco East who are perennial playoff teams the latter two days. said Alexander head coach Alex Colin. “We played great defense and managed to hit the right time with two outs.”

LBJ (8-4) dropped both games on Friday. Lady Wolves lost to Edinburgh North 12-3. Alyzza Campos, Alessandra Thatcher and Alexis Martinez went 1 for 2 at home plate. Martinez ripped a home run.

Lady Wolves lost to Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial 10-4. Marianna Gamboa went 2 for 2 with an RBI while Martinez blasted her second home run of the day.

United South went 2-0 as the Lady Panthers opened the day beating Zapata 9-2 and Martin 9-0.

Martin lost to San Benito 13-0 and United South 9-0 while Cigarroa lost a 13-1 decision to Medina Valley and a 15-4 match to Del Rio.

Nixon lost a heartbreaker 1-0 to Edinburg North, then fell to Zapata 4-0. United lost to Medina Valley 8-4 then bounced back to beat Edinburgh 10-2.

In other matches, Harlingen over Carrizo Springs 13-0, Del Rio over Edinburgh 5-4, PSJA Early College beat Brownsville Lopez 18-1, Hebbronville over Carrizo Springs 9-8, Bishop beat San Antonio Stevens 8-6.

Saturday’s action starts at 9 a.m. at all three locations and continues until 4 p.m.

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