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Sharyland passes tests against Edinburg North and Palmview, win seventh in a row

20130319-Sharyland-v-Edinburg-North-Baseball-007MISSION – On any other baseball team in the Rio Grande Valley, a one-run, eight-hit performance and an 11-1 victory would thrill a young pitcher. Not the case for Sharyland senior hurler Francisco “Pancho” Martínez.

“It’s not bad, but I don’t like it,” said Martínez. “I don’t like runs, not my type of game. I didn’t feel right today, it was a horrible game for me today.”

Martínez pitched five innings and allowed one run on eight hits en route to an 11-1 win over previously undefeated Edinburg North (6-1) in a District 30-5A duel. The Rattlers remained unbeaten in district play and improved to 7-0, 17-1 overall.

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Rattlers’ Torres hurls one-hitter against Donna

MISSION – Sixto Torres was three outs away from a no-hitter Tuesday before Donna’s Frank Villegas doubled to end the Sharyland hurlers’ four innings of no-hit ball. Two batters and a double play later, Torres walked off the mound with a one-hit 18-0 victory for the Rattlers over the Redskins.

“It felt good. I haven’t pitched a full game in a while, but it felt good to get out there, especially at a home game, and try to get the number three spot,” said Torres, a junior. “I would’ve liked that no-hitter. I left that pitch low and inside, but there’s nothing you can do about that.”

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Rattlers thrash Edinburg, recover from loss to Juárez-Lincoln

20130315-Sharyland-v-Edinburg-Boys-Soccer dy-132MISSION – What Sharyland didn’t get last Friday against La Joya Juárez-Lincoln, the Rattlers got in droves against Edinburg on Tuesday en route to a 5-1 thrashing of the Bobcats at Rattler Stadium.

Sharyland didn’t get the goals when it needed them in their crucial rematch against the Huskies on March 8, when they dropped a 3-2 thriller against Juárez-Lincoln, the No. 3-ranked team in the Rio Grande Valley, according to the RGVFutbol.com rankings.

However, Tuesday was a different story. The stars were aligned, as was Sharyland’s aim, and the Rattlers tallied five goals against Edinburg to put the heart-breaking loss against Juárez-Lincoln behind them.

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Rattlers, Huskies clash for 30-5A supremacy

MISSION – Although the Sharyland boys soccer team is four points out of first place, Rattlers head coach Reveriano Hernández is not surprised at the way the District 30-5A season has gone so far.

Before the beginning of the district season, Hernández said that it was going to be a close race and that each game was going to be a battle. He wasn’t wrong.

Sharyland opened the season with a 1-2 record after losing to Edinburg Economedes (7-4, 20 points) in penalty kicks on Jan. 29 and falling to district leader La Joya Juárez-Lincoln 2-1 on Feb. 1. Since then, despite a series of injuries, the Rattlers (8-2, 24) have won seven in a row to pull within four points of the Huskies (10-1, 28). Juárez-Lincoln’s only loss was to La Joya Palmview on Feb. 22.

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Rattlers pound Jags into submission, Barrera tosses one-hitter

20130305-Sharyland-v-Economdes-Baseball dy-078EDINBURG – Sharyland kept it close for three innings before scoring eight runs in the next two to shutout Edinburg Economedes 12-0 in five innings Tuesday after the mercy rule kicked into effect.

“I think a lot of people thought this game was going to be a lot worse, but I thought Economedes was scrappy,” said Sharyland head coach Bart Bickerton. “They made plays when they needed to so a lot of credit to them.”

The Rattlers scored 12 runs on 13 hits to improve to 12-1 overall and 2-0 in District 30-5A play. Sharyland senior starting pitcher Tres Barrera tossed one-hit ball for four innings before junior Sixto Torres came in to strike out the side in the fifth inning to wrap up the victory.

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Rattlers slip past La Joya, face Economedes in rematch next

LA JOYA – Sharyland got some assistance from an unlikely source Tuesday when the officiating went their way and accounted for an early penalty kick and a late red card against La Joya to help the Rattlers slip past the Coyotes 2-1.

The penalty kick came in the first two minutes of the game and striker Daniel García converted the early gift to give Sharyland a 1-0 lead. Luis Gómez scored the game-winning goal in the opening part of the first half.

“I did it for the team, they’re the most important thing and not the individual player,” said Gómez. “The important thing is that we came out with the win.”

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