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Playing for their futures

By Taylor Mitchell
July 13, 2013 at 2:13 a.m.

FRANK TILLEY/FTILLEY@VICAD.COMSeeking relief in the shade of the dugout at Cuero's baseball stadium, players take a water break and chat between stations of the tryout camp held by Jason Gonzales a Cuero graduate and current Texas A&M-Kingsville baseball head coach.

It was hot this past Wednesday.

But a little warm weather wasn't going to stop a bunch of high school baseball players from working toward their goals.

At Cuero high school Wednesday, more than 30 high school baseball players had a chance to show off their fielding, hitting and pitching skills in front of college coaches and professional scouts.

Jason Gonzales, a native of Cuero and currently the coach for Texas A&M Kingsville, put on the camp for incoming freshman all the way up to seniors who have already graduated high school.

Players had their individual skills tested one by one before playing a simulated, controlled intrasquad scrimmage. Pitchers had their arms graded on a radar gun, while position players were tested on their fielding abilities at their specific position.



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