Sabinal wins in three, will face Kenedy in area round


     Fredericksburg -- Sabinal needed a third game, but held off San Saba to advance to the area baseball playoffs.

    The teams split a doubleheader oMay 7. Sabinal prevailed in the rubber game, 10-8 to climb to 13-14 on the year.

    Next up is a single game area playoff game against Kenedy. The game is at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 13, at Somerset. Kenedy defeated Riviera Kaufer, 12-1, in the bi-district round.

    The Sabinal-Kenedy winner will face either Freer or Mason in the regional quarterfinals.

    The Jackets got a five-run fourth inning to win the opener, as both staffs allowed just three hits. Richard Gonzales worked 6 1/3 innings for Sabinal, striking out 11 Dillo batters.

     San Saba scored in every inning of Friday’s nightcap, winning 10-0 in five innings, as the Jackets were held to just two hits.

    On Saturday, the fourth inning was big again for the Jackets, as they scored seven runs to take a 9-5 lead. Jacob Hill pitched 5 1/3 innings and struck out six batters in the win. Sergio Vasquez came on to get the save.

Hill also had two hits and Diego Valdez drove in three runs.