They’re In: Lopez’s big night helps Edinburg High squeeze Weslaco East out of playoff picture

Edinburg High's Secilia Lopez (77) receives a high five after pitching a successful inning against Weslaco East in a District 31-6A fourth place game at Weslaco East High School on Monday, April 22, 2019, in Weslaco. (Joel Martinez |

WESLACO — Five teams in the newly-configured District 31-6A were playoff teams in 2018. Edinburg Vela, Edinburg High and Edinburg North qualified for the postseason from 31-6A while Weslaco High and Weslaco East did so from District 32-6A.

With five playoff-caliber teams and four spots available in the new 31-6A, a race to the finish line for two of those five clubs felt like an inevitability. On Monday night, a winner was declared.

Edinburg High brought out their big bats late, scoring 12 runs in the last four innings, to down Weslaco East 14-5 in a winner-take-all matchup for the last playoff spot in District 31-6A. The Bobcats will advance to take San Benito in the bi-district round later this week.

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