The San Diego Lady Vaqueros totaled 19 hits against the Alice Lady Coyotes Tuesday night, but no one was as productive as leadoff-hitter Zalayna Perez.

The San Diego High School senior and Coastal Bend College commit went 4-for-5 with five RBIs and three runs. Perez doubled in the second, tripled in the fourth, tripled in the sixth and doubled in the seventh.

It was just that kind of night for the Lady Vaqueros, who weathered an early push by the Alice Lady Coyotes, to cruise to a one-sided 14-2 victory.

It was a rare match-up between the neighboring softball programs. Most of the girls on the two teams grew up playing Little League softball and all-stars together, but there had to be a winner and it was the Lady Vaqueros on this night.

San Diego improved its season record to 8-4, while Alice dropped to 7-8.

“Just another tough match-up for us,” San Diego coach Rey Ramirez said. “We are trying to find our groove. We are not peaking as of yet, but we will be ready by district.”

The Lady Vaqueros collected 19 hits. Leandra Bazan, Perez, Zaleigh Perez, Rianna Lopez, Cierra Perez, Marlena Martinez and Lianna Vela each collected multiple hits. Perez and Bazan had four hits each.

Martinez took the win for the Lady Vaqueros. She pitched a complete game, surrendered five hits along the way. Freshman Layla Rodriguez was tagged with the loss. Defensively, the Lady Coyotes had five errors.

Alice led in the bottom of the first inning when a Tina Hinojosa sacrifice single scored two runs. San Diego answered back with a four-run rally in the top of the third. It was a rally started by a two-run double by Perez.