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Americas Baseball are leaning on experience as they try to go further than the program ever has

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- For just the second time in program history, Americas baseball are in the regional quarterfinals, something they haven't achieved since 2012.

To repeat history they had to knock off none other than the defending champs in Southlake Carrol. Defeating a team like that is a mental hump they haven't been able to get over in recent years.

"I think it's the camaraderie as a team," pitcher Stephen Sepulveda said. "Growing up we've all played with each other and against each other so we know how we play."

Americas are stacked with eight seniors on the team and this year have a lot of depth on the mound including their first D1 pitcher in Sepulveda who is committed to play at Baylor.

"We've got some arms that match up with the teams we're playing against finally so that makes a big difference come playoff time," Head Coach Jesse Munoz said. "We want a State Championship and that's been the goal since I've been here and the kids have brought in so hopefully we can get there."

To get to State Americas have to first punch their ticket to the Sweet 16, something that in program history they haven't achieved.

Their quest for the Sweet 16 begins on Friday in a three game series against Byron Nelson.

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