(Beeville, Texas)-The last time the San Benito Lady Greyhounds (37-5) made a trip to the University Interscholastic League 6A Softball Region IV Finals was in 2015 and now, the 32-6A Lady Greyhounds will take on 27-6A San Antonio East Central Lady Hornets (25-14) this weekend in the Best-of-Three series.

Lady Greyhounds head coach, Elias Martinez (603 career wins) will lead his team to the “Elite Eight” for the third time in his career after knocking off 27-6A champion, New Braunfels in three games at Cabaniss Field in Corpus Christi, Texas last week. Sophomore Amira Rodriguez smashed a grand-slam in Game Three to send her Lady Hounds team into a shouting-frenzy. Now, Game One will shift to Beeville at 6:00 p.m. against the Lady Hornets followed by Game Two at Cabaniss Field in Corpus Christi on Friday at 6:00 p.m. Game Three is set for Beeville if necessary.

On paper, the State 5A ranked No.2 Lady Hounds will meet state-ranked No.6 Lady Hornets with San Benito holding an edge with team scoring 10-6. The Hounds defeated Gregory-Portland, and defeated New Braunfels Canyon three games to one, along with two wins over San Antonio Brennan. The Lady Hornets went 1-4 against those opponents during the regular season.

The Lady Greyhounds advanced to the 2015 and 2013 State 6A Softball Semifinals before losing twice to Lewisville. The winner of this weekend series will advance to the University Interscholastic League State Softball 6A Semifinals to be held at Red and Charline McCombs Softball Complex at the University of Texas-Austin on June 3rd against Langham Creek (33-8) or Bridgeland (34-6-1). The championship game is set for 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 4th. (HSSMImages/HectorAvila)