AUSTIN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The San Benito softball team’s season came to an end in the 6A state semifinals in Austin.

Pearland edged San Benito, 3-2, to earn a spot in the championship game.

“A tribute to our girls,” said San Benito head coach Elias Martinez. “Our girls don’t quit. We fought until the bitter end and it was evident right now that we had a runner on, and that’s Lady Hound softball. We fell short? Yeah, we fell short, but not because of lack of effort, not because of lack of heart. We just ran out of at bats.”

San Benito opened the scoring in the first inning. The Oilers took the lead with a 3-run third inning. The Greyhounds pulled within one run in the fourth inning to make it a 3-2 game.

The Greyhounds only gave up one hit in the game.

“It was a close game,” said San Benito senior pitcher/shortstop Emily Delgado. “I mean, the whole time, there was never a doubt that there was a chance we could come back and take it. We worked the rest of the innings. We made outs, defense had my back, so it was tough, but we came out and did our job.”

San Benito reached the state tournament for the third time in school history.