The Tejanos baseball team will be playing scrimmage games this fall in preparation for the 2017 season.
EPCC Tejanos baseball players, who are trying out for the 2017 season, take on some high school all-stars at the college baseball field on Saturday, Oct. 8.
Currently the team is still having tryouts, so the roster isn't complete yet but coach Gabriel Saucedo still sees a great season ahead of them.
“Based on what we have seen this fall, we believe we have a very good chance at being in the top four of our conference and a chance to play in the region 5 tournament this season,” he said.
“This year we will have good pitching and I believe we will have good hitting.
What we found out this weekend is we have a team that will never quit.”
The returning players may have big shoes to fill and the new ones are still in the process of trying out for the team, but they are still leaving quite the impression on their coach.
“Our pitching staff has been upgraded," said Saucedo, "They throw harder and are more consistent around the strike zone than last year; we lost some key hitters but I believe the guys coming back will not only fill in the holes of those that graduated."
The EPCC Tejanos open their regular season with a four-game series against Scottsdale Community College at the EPCC field located at the Valle Verde Campus on January, 2017.