The Alice Lady Coyotes are sitting pretty in District 31-4A, especially for having a 5-5 record.
Alice has two games remaining against Corpus Christi Ray and Kingsville, two teams they’ve already beaten. At the same time, Ray, Kingsville and Flour Bluff, who trail the Lady Coyotes in the standings, aren’t done with first-place and state-ranked Corpus Christi Moody and second-place Tuloso-Midway.
Simply put — with the thick of 31-4A out of the way, Alice needs only to win its next two and it’ll enter the postseason in third place.
The Lady Coyotes face the Lady Texans in Corpus Christi at 11 a.m. Saturday. Because of the Easter holiday, Alice then has its season-finale at home at 7 p.m. Monday against Kingsville.
In the first half of district play, the Lady Coyotes beat the Lady Texans, 8-1. They then beat the Lady Brahmas, 14-2.
“You can’t overlook anyone, but these are two games that if we play like we’re supposed to, we should win,” Alice coach April Atterberry said. “These are games we should play well in.”
The Lady Coyotes beat Calallen, 17-2, Tuesday night. They entered the bottom of the fourth inning leading the Calallen Lady Wildcats, 3-2. However, the tight game quickly grew lopsided after Ariana Munoz hit a three-run home run and Leandra Trigo hit a grand slam.
The seven runs and a handful of others Alice scored in the inning ended the game in the fourth inning.
Selina Moreida was credited with the win. She surrendered two runs through four innings of work.
• After losing a 6-1 decision against the Lady Badgers from Bishop, the San Diego Lady Vaqueros are looking to get back on track Friday in Freer.
San Diego, who beat Freer, 15-0, in its first meeting, is traveling for the Friday night game. The first pitch is at 7 p.m.
The Lady Vaqueros lost to Bishop Tuesday night. It was only their third District 31-2A loss of the season. Bishop pitcher Leslie Castillo struck out 14 San Diego batters through seven innings. She allowed the Lady Vaqueros only one walk and five hits.
Marissa Trevino led San Diego, going 2-for-3.
Pitcher Gabby Gonzalez absorbed the loss. It was only her fifth loss of the season. Her record dropped to 17-5 and 8-3 in district. She fanned only four batters while surrendering two walks and 11 hits. She allowed four earned runs.