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Weslaco Panthers Baseball Preview

Panthers Will Continue Success In 2017

 

Head Coach:                          Eddie Serna, 17th season

Assistant Coaches:               JJ Garcia, Eli Gonzalez, Alexis Hernandez, Rick Caballero

                                                Hector Hernandez, Romeo Salinas

2016 Record:                         13-12, District: 7-5

Career Record:                      330 victories

School’s District Titles:        1994, 2002, 2011       

 

Key Losses:                            Andres Pompa

Ulises Hernandez (Laredo CC)

Kristian Estevanes

Tyler Lopez

 

Returning Starters:              Nate Campos (Senior), 1B

David Serna (Senior), INF

Brandon Rodriguez (Senior), INF

Raul Camerena (Sophomore), INF

Axel Camarena (Sopohomore), INF

Evan Margo (Junior), OF

 

Returning Lettermen:          Luis Cantu (Senior), OF

AJ Gonzalez (Senior), P/OF

Rico Avila (Junior), P/INF

Luis Longoria (Junior), C

Seth Sanchez (Sophomore), INF

Matt Calderon (Sophomore), OF

           

            The Weslaco Panthers lost four players from last season ball club who finished in 3rd place last season. The tradition of getting into the playoffs should be no different in 2017.  Six players return that either started and/or started a few games for them last season.  Seniors Nate Campos, David Serna, and Brandon Rodriguez are all solid players who begin their final season as leaders of the Weslaco Panthers. District 32-6A should be a three team race with Weslaco, Hanna, and Los Fresnos fighting it out for the district championship. The Panthers were (13-17) in 2009 4th place; (17-17) 2010 3rd place; (16-13); 2011 (24-8) 1st place; 2012 (16-13) 4th place; 2013 (17-14)  3rd place; 2014 (20-10) 3rd place; 2015 (17-7); and last season (13-12) in 3rd place.  The Panthers have made the playoffs for eight straight seasons, so do not expect anything different this season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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