Uvaldeans battle Eagle Pass Winn in district baseball

Tuesday night at Marvin Kolinek Field, the Uvalde Coyotes will host the Eagle Pass Winn Mavericks in District 28-5A baseball competition.

The varsity game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. and that game will be preceded by a junior varsity contest at 5 p.m.

Coach Heriberto Roiz’s Mavericks are off to a 2-0 start in district play, with wins over Somerset, 10-0, and Floresville, 1-0.

In the win over Somerset, Winn pitcher Brandon Villaseñor tossed a three-hit shutout. He recorded 10 strikes in that game.

Jared Roiz singled twice and drove in three runs for the Mavericks.

Friday night, the Mavericks were scheduled to play the Southside Cardinals in action at Southside.

Results from that game were not available.

Coach Saturino Perez’s Coyotes, 2-1 in district play and 5-6-1 for the season, will come into the Eagle Pass game following road games against the Harlan Hawks at San Antonio yesterday.

Results from that ball game will be reported in Thursday’s edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Last Wednesday night, the Coyotes downed the Southwest Dragons, 5-4, in a game that went 10 innings.

Following action Tuesday, the Coyotes will be on the road for Thursday afternoon action against the Somerset Bulldogs.

On March 19, the Coyotes will host the Floresville Tigers at Kolinek Field.

The varsity game is set for a 7 p.m. start and that game will be preceded by a 4:30 p.m. junior varsity contest.

In tournament action at Floresville last weekend, the Coyotes won two of their four games.

They recorded wins over the Goliad Tigers, 8-6, and the San Antonio Holmes Huskies, 10-0.

Their losses came against the Victoria West Warriors, 9-3, and the Antonian Apaches, 11-2.

Chris Rivera, Ryan De La Cruz, and Joseph Perez each collected two hits to lead the Coyotes offensively against Goliad.

Marcus De La Cruz, Diego Rodriguez, Estevan Ortiz, and Fabian Longoria each had one hit. Longoria was the winning pitcher.

Chris Rivera had a three-for-three hitting performance against Holmes.

Others who contributed a hit were Marcus De La Cruz, Andrew Maldonado, Matthew Sandoval, Ryan De La Cruz, Estevan Ortiz, and Jacob Albarado.

Sandoval was Uvalde’s winning pitcher.

Marcus De La Cruz posted two hits against Victoria West, while Diego Rodriguez and Christopher Hernandez each had a hit.

Sart Perez was the pitcher of record.

Against Antonian, Chris Rivera totaled two hits, while Marcus Da La Cruz, Christopher Hernandez, and Sart Perez each had one hit.

Jacob Albarado was the pitcher of record.

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