The Robstown Lady Cottonpickers had a split 1-1 week as they took a 4-1 loss in Kingsville but defeated the Lady Wildcats 2-0 down the road in Calallen, now making them tied with Calallen for second place in district.
Robstown and Calallen have a 5-3 record behind Kingsville who is undefeated.
Thursday in Kingsville the Lady Cottonpickers got behind 2-0 in the first inning but catcher Laura Benavides came up with a huge homerun in the bottom of the first. Despite the fact the Lady Pickers held their own until later innings, Kingsville's pitching was just too good to tame.
"We didn't hit the ball as well as we should," said Robstown Coach Sart Perez, "Where we had less speed here, Kingsville's pitcher had more speed."
It was a close game in Calallen Saturday as both teams stayed scoreless until Miranda Lasrano hit a double to center field for Robstown in the bottom of the fifth inning. Pitch runner, Danielle Mendoza managed to get to third and then get to home as a wild pitch from Calallen pitcher hit Mendoza in the back, which put the Pickers on the board 1-0.
The very next inning Clarissa Aleman hit an RBI but managed to get to third base quickly as two wild pitches got through Calallen. Robstown pitcher Vianca Pesina brought Aleman in with a hit to center field and a 2-0 victory. Pesina had nine strikeouts and pitched an 11-7-2.
"We had at least two errors and didn't score our runners," said Calallen Coach D.J. Kilgore, "you can't win games when we don't have string hits."
Robstown plays Flour Bluff and Alice next week, as Calallen will take on Kingsville.