Barring an upset, the Bobcats will head into the postseason as the second seed from 31-5A, and will face Brownsville Hanna in bi-district.
EHS beat P-SJ-A Memorial 2-0 Thursday and ends the regular season April 29 against Harlingen South. P-SJ-A (12-1) faces Pharr North that night and if the Raiders (7-5) manage to defeat the Bears, the ‘Cats would be tied with P-SJ-A as long as they take out the Hawks. This would necessitate a one-game playoff.
Regardless, Edinburg has been one of the Valley's best teams all season, from a 10-1 start to last week's 6-5 upset win over league-leading and previously unbeaten (in district) P-SJ-A. The Bobcats posted four shutouts during one super non-district stretch and allowed three runs or fewer nine times in 16 games heading into 31-5A.
They began the district slate in fine fashion at 4-0, suffered a bad hiccup with consecutive blowout losses, but have rebounded to hit their stride, winning seven straight following Thursday's victory. In league play they have allowed three or fewer runs seven times and in the late stages, EHS seems to have regained the pitching edge behind junior Sammy Alvarado and senior Nick Escobar. The ‘Cats have shown mettle in the clutch with four one-run triumphs in district.
NOTES: Econ dropped to 0-13 in the league last week but almost got the elusive win, falling 5-4 to the Raiders. Josh Guerra and Robert Galvan had two hits apiece for the Jags, who rallied for two in the seventh before expiring.