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EDINBURG – The SaberCats knew their first trip to the fourth round of the playoffs could present many challenges.

In game 1 Thursday, they faced a pitcher that’s headed to the University of Texas. The SaberCats scored three runs off him and even scored the first run of the game.

In game 2 they’ll take on a pitcher going to Texas A&M. It’s another tough challenge, but one Vela feels confident about. Playing at home in Edinburg is a bonus.

“Big advantage I feel to represent not only Vela High School, but the community, the administration, our student athletes, and the entire schoolhouse,” said Vela coach Jaime Perez. “I’m just happy to represent the Valley as a whole. The university has such a nice venue that we’re going to play in.”

In game 1, the SaberCats committed a couple of errors that were costly in their 7-3 loss to the Churchill.

“What we’re trying to do right now is tell our guys to come out here and compete,” said Perez. “Whoever they put on the mound, you don’t get here by accident. Getting to this level, you have to have quality pitching, good defense, throw strikes, and give yourself a chance.”

The first pitch for Saturday’s game is set for 1pm at UTRGV in Edinburg. A game 3 will follow if necessary.


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