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Jackets start district with 2-1 record


     The Sabinal baseball team has been staying busy the last couple of weeks, wrapping up pre-district play, and getting started in District 30-2A with a 2-1 mark.

     On March 10, the Yellowjackets traveled to Comfort, where they defeated the Bobcats, 17-9, to wrap up non-district play. Zo Castillo went 4-for-5 at the plate with three doubles and racking up six RBI. Jacob Hill was 2-for-4 with a triple, and Richard Gonzales went 1-for-2 with three RBI. On the mound for the Yellowjackets, Jacob Hill and Sergio Vasquez combined for 11 strikeouts. 

     On Tuesday, March 14, the Yellowjackets traveled to Stockdale to open district play. The Jackets got the 6-3 win, behind another strong outing by Hill, where he struck out 11 Brahmas in only five innings. Vasquez came in for relief, throwing two innings and striking out three. At the plate, Beau Beza led the Jackets with two hits and two RBI. Jonas Borrego, Gonzales, Castillo and Vasquez also each had a hit.

     Last Friday, March 17, the Yellowjackets took down the visiting Charlotte Trojans, 2-1 in 11 innings. The contest was a pitchers’ battle, as Vasquez threw nine innings, allowing only three hits and one walk, while striking out 14 Trojans. The Jackets walked it off in the bottom of the 11th when Hill scored on a Castillo single. Borrego pitched the final two innings for the Jackets allowing no hits and striking out two batters. 

     On Tuesday, March 21, the Yellowjackets played Falls City. Despite the early efforts, Sabinal came up short, falling 8-6.  

     To date, Sabinal is 8-6-1 on the year and 2-1 in district.

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