Coyotes host Antonian Tuesday

Tuesday night at Uvalde’s Marvin Kolinek Field, the Uvalde Coyotes will host the San Antonio Antonian Apaches in non-district baseball action.

The varsity game at 7 p.m. will follow the junior varsity game at 4:30 p.m.

Earlier this month, the Apaches trounced the Coyotes, 11-2, in Floresville tournament competition.

The Apaches racked up 14 hits and took advantage of three Uvalde defensive errors in that game.

Chris Rivera posted two hits for the Coyotes against Antonian, while Marcus De La Cruz, Christopher Hernandez, and Sart Perez each had one hit in the game.

Coach Saturino Perez’s Coyotes, 6-1 in district and 9-6-1 for the season, will enter action against Antonian following weekend action against Southside and Fredericksburg.

Friday night, the Coyotes were scheduled to play the Southside cardinals in district competition at Southside.

Yesterday afternoon, the Coyotes were set to host the Fredericksburg Battlin’ Billies in a non-district contest at Kolinek Field.

Results from those two games will be reported in Thursday’s edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Last Tuesday night, the Coyotes rallied from an early 6-1 deficit to defeat the Floresville Tigers in an 11-8 district thriller played at Kolinek Field.

The Coyotes scored nine runs in the second inning.

Joseph Perez drew a walk to lead things off in Uvalde second inning.

David Torres then singled, before Marcus De La Cruz was hit by a pitch.

With the bases loaded and no outs, Floresville changed pitchers.

The very first pitch from their new pitcher was a wild pitch that allowed Joseph Perez to score from third base.

Chris Rivera eventually drew a walk to again load the bases with no outs.

Matt Sandoval belted a single to center field to plate courtesy runner Jacob Alvarado and Marcus De La Cruz.

On a throw by the cut-off man to home plate, Chris Rivera advanced to third base.

Courtesy runner Joe Aviles stole second base.

With base runners at third base and second base, Diego Rodriguez grounded out to the second baseman.

On the play, Chris Rivera scored from third base.

Joey Valerio, Estevan Ortiz, and Ryan De La Cruz then hit consecutive run-scoring doubles.

Joseph Perez reached base on a Floresville fielding error, before David Torres doubled to left field to plate Ryan De La Cruz and Joseph Perez.

Floresville scored one run in the third inning.

But the Coyotes tallied one run in their part of the fourth inning when David Torres hit a run-scoring sacrifice fly.

Floresville came back to score one run in the fifth inning, but the Coyotes blanked the Tigers the rest of the way to win the game.

Relief pitcher Matt Sandoval struck out six of the last 12 batters that he faced, including all three Floresville batters in the seventh inning.

Sandoval, who came in to pitch in relief of starting pitcher Sart Perez in the second inning, was credited with the win.

He allowed three hits, walked three batters, hit one batter, and struck out 10 batters.

Catcher David Torres had a big night for the Coyotes on offense. Torres singled, doubled, had a sacrifice fly, and drove in three runs.



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