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Gobblers take win over rivals Yoakum

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Only one week ago today, Cade Pakebusch was finishing his basketball season for the Gobblers. Cuero’s senior catcher had only recently stepped back into the batting cage, but that didn’t prevent him from helping lead the Gobblers to a season-opening win last night against their rival from Yoakum, 12-10.

Pakebusch went 4-4 at the plate with four singles and a walk, as Cuero came from behind and scored six runs over the final two innings on the road.

“He’s been amazing,” Cuero coach Phil Schwarz said of Pakebusch. “From the first scrimmage, he had one day of practice, and he looked like he’d been playing for months. He’s look really good behind the plate and at the plate. He stepped up big for us tonight. He’s one of those guys. He’s a leader for us. He’s been in the fire, not only in baseball, but basketball, too. He knows how to compete and doesn’t back down from anybody.”

“I was in the cages towards the end of basketball [season], but it’s just natural,” Pakebusch said of noteworthy night at the plate.

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