When the San Diego Vaqueros needed their bats the most, they showed up Saturday night.

The Vaqueros were trailing the Taft Greyhounds, 3-0, in the deciding Game 3 of their best-of-three game series Saturday when their bats came to life.

San Diego tied the game by scoring three runs in the sixth. They won it in the eighth inning. They scored six in the top half of the inning and then held on for the victory.

Antony Perez was 3-for-4 with an RBI while Ryan Briones was 1-for-3 with two RBI. Brandon Ramirez had a double in the eighth which led to three runs.

San Diego went down to Taft, 3-2, in Game 1 thanks to a walk-off by Taft in the ninth inning.

The Vaqueros battled back and defeated the Greyhounds, 8-1, Game 2. Pitcher Romeo Ramirez kept Taft off balance and allowed only four hits and one run through four innings.



The San Diego Vaqueros journey into the second round of the Class 3A baseball playoffs will play out in Robstown.

The Vaqueros are taking on Santa Gertrudis Academy in a best-of-three playoff series at Fairgrounds Field in Robstown. Game 1 of the series is at 7 p.m. Friday. Game 2 is set for 11 a.m. Friday. If needed, Game 3 will follow 30 minutes after the conclusion of Game 2.

A season after losing in the first round of the playoffs, San Diego made up for the early exit by beating the Taft Greyhounds in a three-game series.

The Vaqueros were trailing the Taft Greyhounds, 3-0, in the deciding Game 3 of their best-of-three game series Saturday when their bats came to life.

San Diego tied the game by scoring three runs in the sixth. They won it in the eighth inning. They scored six in the top half of the inning and then held on for the victory.

Antony Perez was 3-for-4 with an RBI while Ryan Briones was 1-for-3 with two RBI. Brandon Ramirez had a double in the eighth which led to three runs.

San Diego went down to Taft, 3-2, in Game 1 thanks to a walk-off by Taft in the ninth inning.

The Vaqueros battled back and defeated the Greyhounds, 8-1, Game 2. Pitcher Romeo Ramirez kept Taft off balance and allowed only four hits and one run through four innings.

H.S. BASEBALL PLAYOFFS

AREA

CLASS 5A

Calallen vs. Mission Sharyland, Game 1: 7 p.m. Friday in Calallen; Game 2: 3 p.m. Saturday, Sharyland; Game 3: 30 min. following Game 2 if needed

Veterans Memorial vs. Sharyland Pioneer, Game 1: 7 p.m. Friday; Game 2: 1 p.m. Saturday; Game 3: 30 min. following Game 2 if needed, all games in Alice.

Carroll vs. Rio Grande City, Game 1: 6 p.m. Friday; Game 2: 3 p.m. Saturday, Cabaniss; Game 3: 30 min. following Game 2 if needed.

King vs. Pharr Valley View, Game 1: 7 p.m. Friday, Tuloso-Midway; Game 2: 1 p.m. Saturday, Edcouch-Elsa; Game 3: 30 min. following Game 2 if needed.

CLASS 4A

Robstown vs. Beeville, Game 1: Robstown vs. Beeville, 7 p.m. Friday, Coastal Bend College; Game 2: Beeville at Robstown, 2 p.m. Saturday; Game 3: 30 min. following Game 2 if needed

Orange Grove vs. Lytle, Game 1: 7 p.m. Friday, Sinton; Game 2: 2 p.m. Saturday, SAISD Complex; Game 3: 30 min. following Game 2 if needed

Sinton vs. Cuero, Game 1: 8 p.m. Friday; Game 2: 2 p.m. Saturday; Game 3: 30 min. following Game 2 if needed, all games in Jourdanton

Kingsville vs. Devine, Game 1: 5 p.m. Friday; Game 2: 30 min. following Game 1; Game 3: 4 p.m. Saturday if needed, all games in Three Rivers.

CLASS 3A

Banquete vs. Dilley, 7 p.m. May 11, Freer

Bishop vs. Goliad, Game 1: 7:30 p.m. May 11, Bishop; Game 2: 4 p.m. Saturday, Goliad; Game 3: 30 min. following Game 2 if needed.

Falfurrias vs. George West, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Cabaniss

San Diego vs. Santa Gertrudis Academy, Game 1: 7 p.m Friday; Game 2: 11 a.m. Saturday; Game 3: 30 min. following Game 2 if needed. All games at Fairgrounds Field.

CLASS 2A

Refugio vs. Bracketville, Game 1: 4:30 p.m. May 11; Game 2: 30 minutes after Game 1; Game 3: 11 a.m. Saturday, all games in Johnson City.

Port Aransas vs. Mason, Game 1: 7 p.m. May 11; Game 2: 1 p.m. May 12; *Game 3: 30 min. following Game 2 if needed, all games at Converse Judson HS.

Riviera vs. Harper, 7 p.m. Friday, Pleasanton

Charlotte vs. Three Rivers, 7 p.m. Friday, Hardin Athletic Complex, San Antonio