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May 03 2011

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Tarpons fall to Rio Hondo

 By LARRY GAGE

The Port Isabel Tar­pons lost to Rio Hondo, 10-5, on the road on Sat­urday in their final regu­lar season game.

The team is now busy preparing for their first-round playoff matchup against Orange Grove. It will be a best-of-three series, the first game of which will be at Edinburg Economedes High School this Thurs­day evening.

“We didn’t play very well,” head Tarpon base­ball coach Robert Hol­land said after Saturday’s game. “They knew that nothing was on the line.” Holland used three pitch­ers in the game; Armando Fierro, Johnny Loera, and Roger Villareal. The en­tire pitching staff should be well rested by this Thursday. First pitch is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Holland reported that Orange Grove has been scouted and that they have, “A pretty good lit­tle pitching staff.” That pitching staff includes a pitcher that can throw in the mid-80’s (mph.) and has a good curve ball.

Coach Holland is con­fident the Tarpons will be ready to play baseball by the time they get to Edinburg. “We match up well,” he said.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the May 2 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.

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