Pete Garcia

Alice Echo-News Journal

KINGSVILLE – Kingsville led 4-1 entering the sixth, but the Coyotes took advantage of three Brahmas errors to score four runs in the inning and kept their playoff hopes intact with a 5-4 victory on the road.

The Coyotes (5-2 district) swept the season series from their long-time rivals in a couple of one-run games and with the win kept pace in the chase for one of three District 31-4A playoff berths.

Alice pounded out seven hits on Kingsville starter Larry Ochoa, who suffered the loss in a complete game effort.

The Brahmas (2-5 district) broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth to lead 4-1 before the Coyotes tacked four runs onto the Brahmas’ three errors to steal the win from beneath the Brahmas.

Justin Guerrero and Alan Rios paced the Coyotes with two hits each while R.J. Gomez, Marcus Martinez and Mark Salazar had a hit apiece.

Kingsville’s Ochoa and Bert Garza each had two hits and with a hit apiece were Ben Charles (2B), Sergio Cisneros (RBI) and Jonathan Villarreal. Garza added two RBIs.

The Coyotes have the Robstown CottonPickers Friday.