The Robstown Lady Cotton Pickers were seeking a little revenge Tuesday when they traveled to Ingleside for a District 31-3A clash between two teams battling for the league title.
The Lady 'Pickers entered the game 6-2 in district, sitting alone in second place, while Ingleside was a game back in a three-way log jam with Falfurrias and Aransas Pass with 5-3 records.
After stopping Falfurrias 10-0 in six innings Friday night to set up Tuesday's game, Lady 'Pickers head coach Zart Perez said the team's goal was to split the season series against Ingleside, while in the process, drawing them close to a rematch with Sinton.
Sinton's only district loss was to Robstown two weeks ago.
"Friday's win was a key game for us because we had two losses already to Ingleside and Falfurrias, so the win left us all alone in second place," Perez said. "The girls were determined to go out and beat Fal…they wanted to split the season series and not lose twice to any (district) team.
"We get Ingleside again and that is a team that beat us already so we want to split with them also. The important thing is that if we beat them Tuesday, then we're up at least two games on third and fourth place."
Against Falfurrias, Robstown tagged the Lady Jerseys pitching for 11 hits and was also aided by a few errors.
"We wanted to come out hitting and that is what we did," Perez said. "Fal also made some errors that we were able to capitalize on and that also helped us get out to a big lead."
While not trying to look ahead, Perez acknowledges that their next meeting against Sinton could be for the district title. If things pan out the way the 'Pickers want it, the rematch against the Lady Pirates could be for all the marbles.
"Our goal at the start of the season was to finish Tuesday in first place," Perez said. "If we can win tonight and then win the next few games, then that would set up a showdown with Sinton, who we beat already."
Robstown essentially could be in the driver's seat at this point, but their losses to Ingleside and Fal early in district has them currently looking up, but with a full head of steam.
"The losses to Fal and Ingleside came at a time when we didn't have our top pitcher and when we weren't playing at our best," Perez said. "Those aren't excuses however, we feel that now that we have everyone back, we're playing good right now.
Results from Tuesday's game were not available as of press time.