At the EHS Invitational Cross Country meet over the weekend, the city runners made a nice showing, as the Lady Bobcats won the event by four points with North third and Econ fifth. The North boys ran third.
Jeremy Castaneda of the Bobcats was the top city finisher, in third, with Luis Reyes of North a place behind.
For the girls, EHS had four top-10 runners, led by Evelyn Aranda in sixth; following were Yvonne Zerda (seventh), Laura Mendez (eighth), and Audrie Vela (tenth). North’s Desiree Dominguez came in ninth.
Next up is a meet this Saturday sponsored by the North program.
INDY BASEBALL PLAYOFFS ON
The regular season is over the Roadrunners and they will start the playoffs this week as the No. 2 seed in the ULB after dropping three of four at Amarillo and then two of three versus RHV at home over the weekend.
They led the way for all but a handful of days, but gave up the lead to the Dillas in the home stretch, with a 3-8 skid that lost the regular season title. Edinburg has a shot at advancing past round one to the title series, but it will probably have to come against a Laredo team that has given it fits all season.
The playoff series was to begin Tuesday at either Laredo or RGV, depending on if the Broncos won Monday; a Laredo win would set up a Runner-Bronco series. Game Two against the foe will be Wednesday at the Stadium; the third match, if necessary, was slated for Thursday in town.
Last week was tough to handle. The Runners were very close each night up at Amarillo; in fact, it doesn’t get any closer than three one-run losses, showing how evenly matched the teams have been all season. After a 9-5 victory in Game One Wednesday, Edinburg dropped decisions of 11-10, 9-8, and 5-4, to fall two games behind with three to go.
All of a sudden their lead in the ULB had become a deficit of two games to the two-time defending champ Dillas.
Friday night they committed four errors and the loss went to ace Wardell Starling (8-2, 2.94 ERA). Although catcher Eddie Wilson’s clutch two-run double in the seventh closed the gap to one at 5-4, the ‘Runners could get no closer.
Back at home, the losing streak reached five games as former Edinburg fave Eric Gonzalez continued to destroy his old teammates, going 4 for 4 for the Wings Saturday to raise his average to .320.
Edinburg ended the season with a doubleheader split, losing the first Sunday and winning 9-0 to finish the schedule. Felix Molina ended up at .331 to lead the team in batting average.