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6A State Championship: Cy Ranch 3 Arlington Martin 0

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Pitching and defense is what coaches often harp on and true to the coaches’ preaching, pitching and defense led Cy Ranch to a 3-0 win over Arlington Martin to claim the 6A State Baseball Championship.

Championship Game MVP Brent Hebert shut out Martin for 5 innings on 5 hits with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Hebert’s two strikeouts both came at critical moments. Tyler Bielamowicz picked up the save shutting out Martin in the final two innings.

But it was the defense that really shined today as the Cy Ranch fielders made all the routine plays and several spectacular plays that kept Martin from gaining any momentum offensively. Right Fielder Bielamowicz, SS Ryan Leftwich and 2B Masen Hibbeler all made web gem plays during the game.

Cy Ranch scored their first run in the top of the 1st as Bielamowicz led off with a single and later scored on a Marshall Skinner groundout. In the 3rd Elijah MacNamee singled and advanced to 3rd on a Skinner single and scored on a mishandled ball in the outfield, giving Cy Ranch a 2-0 lead. The 3rd run came in the 5th on a Hayden Evans double and a MacNamee RBI single.

Martin threatened twice getting runners on 1st and 2nd with one out in the first inning. But Hebert got an infield pop up and a strikeout to end that threat. In the 5th, Martin had runners on 1st and 3rd with no outs but Hebert struck out the next batter and catcher Skinner threw out a base runner attempting to steal 2nd to stop that opportunity.

With the win, Cy Ranch wins their 2nd State Championship in 4 years. They finished the season 31-6.

Player Highlights
Grant Hebert 5IP 0R 5H 2BB 2Ks
Elijah MacNamee 2-2, RBI, Run, Walk, HBP
Marshall Skinner RBI
Tyler Bielamowicz Single, Run, Save

Web Gems
Tyler Bielamowicz
Ryan Leftwich
Masen Hibbeler
Josh Watson, Martin

5A State Championship: Prosper 8 Georgetown 0

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ROUND ROCK – In a battle of ‘Eagles’, the Prosper Eagles soared higher tonight in their 8-0 victory over the Georgetown Eagles in the 5A State Championship Game at Dell Diamond.  From the start, Prosper looked to have a calmness and control that was not as evident from their opponent.  In front of a record crowd for UIL baseball (8,126), Prosper made it look easy.

Prosper pitcher, Kylor Morris, faced 25 batters in 7 innings, fanning 5 and getting 12 infield ground outs in route to a 1 hit shutout and an MVP performance.  The only hit for Georgetown came on a 5th inning leadoff single by Ty Markee.  Markee would be quickly erased on a fielder’s choice by the following hitter, Aiden Kelleher.  Morris frustrated Georgetown hitters, only allowing 3 balls to leave the infield grass, including the base hit by Markee.

The Prosper offense came alive in the 2nd, getting 6 runs on 3 hits, 2 hit-by-pitch, a catcher’s interference, a wild pitch, and an error.  Anthony Bernardez led off the 2nd with a hit-by-pitch and became the first run in the inning, followed by Cam Wood, Josh Walker, Chad Hardy, Easton Murrell, Kylor Morris, and Matthew Gonzalez.  Bernardez would return to the plate in the 2nd and get a single before Wood flew out to center field to end the inning.  Prosper would tack on 2 more in the 3rd on 4 hits by Nolan Pratt, Chad Hardy, Steele Walker, and Kylor Morris.

Overall, Prosper demonstrated a dominance unmatched to this point in the State Tournament by any team in any classification and did so in front of a record crowd.  Congratulations to Prosper, their players, fans and to Coach Carpenter.  Their desire and drive was obvious throughout the season and their title well deserved.

Congratulations to Georgetown and Coach Foster.  They represented their town, fans, and region in such a way that they deserve to hold their heads high.


Outstanding Hitting Performances
Chad Hardy, Prosper:  2-3 (2b, 1b)
Easton Murrell, Prosper:  1-3 (3RBI Triple)
Kylor Morris, Prosper: 1-2 (1b)

Pitching Lines
Kylor Morris, Prosper:  7IP, 1H, 0R, 1BB, 5K, 83 pitches (WIN) (MVP)
Ben Bottlinger, Georgetown:  1.2IP, 3H, 6R, 1BB, 49 pitches (LOSS)
Brady Childress, Georgetown:  1IP, 1H, 2R, 1BB, 2K, 34 pitches
Murphy Mickan, Georgetown:  3.1IP, 1H, 0R, 1K, 31 pitches


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GEORGETOWN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PROSPER 0 6 2 0 0 0 X



6A State Semifinal: Cy Ranch 2 Dallas Jesuit 1

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Cy Ranch pitcher Riley Gossett limited Dallas Jesuit to one run on 4 hits and the offense scratched out 2 runs to give Cy Ranch a 2-1 win and a berth in the 6A State Championship game vs Arlington Martin Saturday morning.

Gossett never allowed a runner to 2nd base until Darius Hill hit a ball deep in the right field corner for a triple. 2 batters later Nic Ready hit a sacrifice fly that scored Hill for Jesuit’s only run. Gossett struck out 8 including the last batter of the game. He only gave up one walk, the first batter of the game.

Cy Ranch scored a run in the 4th when Elijah MacNamee led off with a double and sacrificed over on a bunt by Marshall Skinner. Zeke Bear then hit a fly ball to right field to score MacNamee.

After Jesuit tied it up in the bottom of the 6th, Zeke Bear led off the 7th with a triple to right field, in the same spot Darius Hill hit his earlier. After a fly out, Mason Hibbeler laid down a perfect bunt down the first base line and courtesy runner Logan Thibodeaux easily scored to give Cy Ranch the lead again. Gossett then came back out and retired the side in order.

Harrison Folk pitched well for Jesuit, responsible for the 2 runs but giving up only 5 hits in the game. MacNamee’s leadoff double in the 4th and Bear’s leadoff triple in the 7th were huge hits and Folk and the Jesuit Rangers were not able to keep them from scoring.

Cy Ranch meets Arlington Martin at 11:30 AM Saturday morning to determine the 6A State Champion.

6A State Semifinal: Arlington Martin 3 Laredo Alexander 2

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“Good to score a run, good to win a game,” was Martin Head Baseball Coach Curt Culbertson’s comments after the game referencing two recent State Semifinal losses, a 6-0 loss to Cy Ranch in 2012 and a 3-0 loss to Ft Bend Dulles in 2013.

In 2015, Coach Culbertson and the Martin Warriors found ways to score runs and advanced to the 6A State Championship Game with a 3-2 hard fought win over Laredo Alexander.

Alexander jumped out to a 2-0 lead after four innings after a 2nd inning Home Run by Texas A&M bound Alan Campero and two doubles in the fourth inning by Damian Rodriguez and Ramon Ballina.

But Martin struck back in the top of the 5th with an infield single by Tristen Lutz and a double by Aaron Fanning. With runners on 2nd and 3rd, Tony Defilippo hit a dribbler to the pitcher which scored an aggressive running Lutz from 3rd. On the next pitch sophomore Josh Avery sacrificed Fanning home with a perfect bunt to the 1st base side, tying the game at 2-2.

The game remained 2-2 until the top of the 7th. Aaron Fanning singled and advanced to 2B on error in the outfield. Defilippo sacrificed Fanning over to 3rd to set up another opportunity for the young 3B Avery. On a 1-1 pitch, Avery lined a single past a drawn in infield to score Fanning, giving Martin a 3-2 lead. Avery was 1-2 with 2 RBIs. Aaron Fanning was 2-3 with a double and scored 2 runs

Eric Walker, who seemed to get stronger as the game went along, got a fly out and two ground outs in the 7th to give Arlington Martin the berth in the championship game. Walker (14-0) gave up 2 runs on only 6 hits with 1 BB and 1 strikeout.

This was the last game for Alexander Head Coach Mario Garcia who announced his retirement at the end of the year earlier in the season. Sr Chipper Garcia is the son of Coach Garcia.

5A Semifinal: Georgetown 8 Aledo 2

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Aledo’s magical run of 24 months came to and end tonight.  The team that always seemed to find a way, couldn’t find an answer for the Georgetown bats in a 8-2 loss in the second semifinal of the night.

Georgetown scored early and often, putting up a single run in the 1st, another in the 2nd, 2 more in the 4th, and a 3 spot in the 5th.  That proved just too much for the Bearcats who struggled to create scoring chances. Quite the opposite for the Eagles as they demonstrated power at the plate by racking up 10 hits, including a triple from TJ Raguse in the 1st.

The standout of the night was Georgetown’s Blake Anderson.  Blake threw a complete game and went 2-3 at the plate, making him our Player of the Game

Georgetown will move on to face #3 Prosper tomorrow night @ Dell Diamond at 7pm

Outstanding Hitting Performances
TJ Raguse, Georgetown: 2-3 (3b, 1b, 2R)
Blake Anderson, Georgetown: 2-2 (2 1b, 2R)
Watt Smith, Georgetown: 2-4 (2 1b, reached on error 2x)
Nick Cheema, Aledo:  2-3 (2 1b, R)

Pitching Lines
Blake Anderson, Georgetown: Complete Game (7inn), 93 pitches, 5H, 2R, 1ER
Isaac Hale, Aledo:  4.1 inn, 89 pitches, 8H, 6R, 5ER
Coby Talley, Aledo: 1.2 inn, 34 pitches, 2H, 2R, 2BB

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ALEDO 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
GEORGETOWN 1 1 2 0 3 1 x 8


4A State Championship: Argyle 7 West Orange-Stark 3

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Just a year ago the Argyle Eagles came so close to capturing the 3A state championship.  That team fell in a heart breaker to College Station, but many of those same kids were back for the run in 2015.  That experience could have payed dividends here as Argyle looked sharp the entire night in the 7-3 victory over the West Orange-Stark Mustangs.

In the top of the first, Hunter Markwardt and Tanner Boyzuick went down in order, and it appeared the Mustangs were going to get out of the inning rather quickly.  The Eagles were able to put together a two-out rally with a Cutter McDonald single and a Ryley Balch walk.  One wild pitch later, there were runners on 2nd and 3rd with two outs, but Jack Dallas got West Orange-Stark out of trouble by striking out Danny-David Linahan.  Argyle pitcher Connor Mushinski had little problems in the bottom half of the inning.  The sophomore induced a flyout from K.J. Miller and Payton Robertson before striking out Grant Anderson to retire the side.

The 2nd inning saw the Argyle offense explode for a total of 5 runs on 4 hits.  With 1 out, Rixey Boyd reached first base on an error by the pitcher.  After a double by Connor Mushinski and a walk to Seth Green, the Eagles were in business with the bases loaded and nobody out for the top of the order.  Singles by Markwardt, Boyzuick, and McDonald resulted in all 5 runs for Argyle in the inning.  The Mustangs stopped the bleeding by getting McDonald on third on a steal attempt.

Needing to grab some of the momentum back from Argyle, the Mustangs were able to put together back-to-back two out hits to plate a run.  Chase Rutledge’s single to left followed by Ryan Ragsdale’s liner over the left fielder’s head got in a run.  The Mustangs needed to hold Argyle to a scoreless inning, and they did just that.  Grant Anderson, which came in to pitch for Dallas, struck out two batters.

In the bottom of the third, Miller earned a 1-out walk before a Robertson single to left to put runners on first and second base.  However, Mushinski was able to work out of trouble by getting Grant Anderson on a fielder’s choice force at second followed by a ground out to second.

The Eagles were able to re-extend their lead back to 5 runs in the top of the 4th.  A Green single got everything started.  A ground out by Markwardt got Green over the 2nd with one out.  With 2 outs, McDonald singled through the left side to bring home Green, making it 6-1.  West Orange-Stark went quietly in their at-bat in the inning, with 2 ground outs and a strikeout.

The fast pace continued in the top half of the 5th, with Argyle going 1-2-3.  The fifth inning ended up being on the quickest you’ll see, as Argyle also went down in order, 1-2-3.

In the 6th, Argyle’s Mushinski hit a rocket to the wall in right field for a leadoff double.  Trying to build on their lead, a sacrifice bunt by Green got Mushinski to third with just one down.  A Markwardt single to center drove him in, and Argyle was up 7-1 heading to the bottom of the 6th.

West Orange-Stark needed to generate offense in a hurry being down 6 runs with just 2 at-bats left.  The Mustangs were able to push across two runs in the frame.  A Jack Dallas single and a Rutledge sacrifice fly cut the lead down to 4.

The Mustangs got out of a jam in the top of the 7th with an unassisted double play by Robertson, but 4 runs were needed to keep this game going.  3 outs were the only thing standing in the way from Argyle and a state championship.  Three ground balls later, the Eagles were dog-piling near the mound.  Mushinski, with his effort on the mound and at the plate, was named the state championship game MVP.

Argyle High School, which is still relatively new, captured its first baseball state championship.  Just last year, the team was in the state finals.  Argyle finishes the season with an overall record of 30-7.  Also, the Eagles captured the Lone Star Cup for the 2014-2015 school year. would like to congratulate El Campo and Abilene Wylie on their state tournament appearances, West Orange-Stark on their state runner-up finish, and the Argyle Eagles on their 2015 baseball state championship.

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Argyle 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 7 8 2
West Orange-Stark 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 6 7


5A Semifinal: Prosper 6 Tomball 2

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‘Opportunity’ is about the only way to describe Semifinal #1 at Dell Diamond.  The final score was a direct reflection of which team capitalized on its opportunities in what became a pitcher’s duel through five and a half.  Through six full innings, Tomball had 6 hits, a run and stranded 8 (10 for the game). Those 8 would prove costly for the Cougars as Prosper took multiple advantages with runners in scoring position in their half of the 6th, scoring 5 on 5 hits, including a moster homerun by Matthew Gonzalez that scored 3 and put the Eagles up for good.

Tomball looked to have some serious momentum in the top of the first, scoring a run on a Shane Daughety double, but Prosper’s Anthony Bernardez was able to get out of the inning, stranding Cougar base runners and 2nd and 3rd.  Prosper, an offensive powerhouse to this point in the playoffs, was held in check.  The Eagles would only record 2 hits through the first 5 innings, both doubles off of the bat of center fielder, Steele Walker.  Walker’s 2nd double came in the 4th and would lead to their first run after an E4 allowed Walker to score.

Prosper’s Bernardez was effective  in a bend, but don’t break sort of way, giving up 9 hits and 3 walks in a complete game effort.  To Bernardez’s credit, he never allowed Tomball to string a bunch of base hits together and looked to pitch to contact when the threat was low.

The Eagles will go on to face the winner of Aledo (24-13) and Georgetown (26-12) which plays tonight at 7pm at Dell Diamond


Outstanding Hitting Performances
Steele Walker, Prosper: 3-3 (2 2b, 1b, 2R)
Shane Daughety, Tomball: 2-3 (2 2b)
Matt Kischke, Tomball: 2-3 (2 1b)
Joe Breaux, Tomball: 2-4 (2b, 1b, R)
Matthew Gonzalez, Prosper: 1-3 (HR, 3RBI)

Pitching Lines
Anthony Bernardez, Prosper: 95 pitches, 9 hits, 3BB, 2R, 2ER
Shane Daughety, Tomball: 86 pitches, 6 hits, BB, 6R, 5ER
Matt Wells, Tomball: 14 pitches, 1 hit, HBP

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TOMBALL 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
PROSPER 0 0 0 1 0 5 X 6


3A State Championship: West 4 Bishop 3

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The West Trojans came so close to winning the state championship back in 2012 when they fell to the Pleasant Grove Hawks in the 3A state championship game.  However, the wait for another chance only took a few years as the Trojans were back in the same position against the Bishop Badgers.  Both teams were highly ranked entering the season, as each squad had fought tooth and nail to get to this point.  State championships games are always great when they are close, and we got another gem here as the Trojans got the timely hitting, excellent pitching, and game-winning defensive plays to secure their 2nd ever state championship.

The offenses got going early on for both of these teams.  The Badgers opened the game hot, scoring 2 runs in the top half of the first inning. Kobrey Garcia began the game with a lead-off full-count walk.  Aaron Cardona backed that up with a double that bounced into the left field seats.  Garcia scored on the play, and the Badgers were up 1-0.  After a sacrifice bunt by Austin Munoz, Nick Colecio singled up the middle to give the Badgers a 2-0 lead heading to the bottom half of the first.

The Trojans did not use up all of their offense in the semifinal win over Littlefield, as 3 big runs crossed the plate.  Tristan Gonzalez opened up the frame with a single to third base.  Griffin Paxton proceeded to one-hop the wall in center field, scoring Gonzalez while putting himself at third base.  Macik put a 1-2 pitch in the outfield, tying up the game at 2 a piece.  Later in the inning, it appeared that Bishop was going to get out of trouble without any further damage.  JR Rozyskie had just struck out on a low pitch, but on the throw down to first the ball hit him in the back, allowing Horn to score on the play.

For the rest of the game, both teams settled down, as only 2 combined runs were scored throughout the final 6 innings of play.  Bishop threatened in the top of the 2nd with singles by Horne and Garcia, but they were left stranded.  West also picked up a single in the 2nd, but were also left scoreless as we headed to the third inning.

Macik really settled down at this point, with a quick 1-2-3 inning with three ground outs.  The Trojans had a golden opportunity to add insurance on in the bottom of the third.  They did just that as Macik walked to begin the inning and later scored on a single by Horn to center field.  In the 4th, Macik looked strong, striking out two Badger batters.

Koch walked to give West another leadoff batter in the bottom of the 4th, but managed to retire the next 3 batters to escape unscathed.  Bishop remained quiet with the bats in the 5th, going down in order for the 2nd time in the contest.  For West, it was another inning where more runs were left on the bases.  Macik singled to shortstop to begin the frame, followed by Horn reaching on an error to give West 2 on with nobody out.  However, trying to advance to 3rd, courtesy runner Cole Simmons was thrown out trying to take 3rd base.  That proved to be costly as Wiethorn would single up the middle to load the bases, but the Badgers locked down on defense to get out of it.

Macik and the Trojans defense continued to suffocate the Badgers in the 6th, with a groundout and a pair of strikeouts to retire the side.  West once again was poised to score, with Koch and Schilling walking to leadoff the bottom of the 6th, but 3 straight outs got the Badgers out of trouble.

Things normally get interesting in the 7th in contests of this magnitude.  That was exactly what we had here as the two traditional powers provided us with a thrilling finish.  It seemed as if the Trojans were going to breeze through the inning, recording the first two outs rather quickly.  With Horner up to the plate and the season on the line, a single up the middle gave the Badgers some life.  Trevino then stepped up and drilled a full count pitch to the wall.

Horner scored on the play, but Trevino, which was trying to extend a double in to a triple, was thrown out as he slid slightly past the bag.  The dramatic out ended the game and gave the West Trojans a 4-3 state championship win.

This marks the 2nd championship for West, as the Trojans claimed the 1999 3A state championship with a 9-7 win over Liberty.  Preston Macik was named the state tournament MVP for his pitching performance in the game. would like to congratulate Littlefield and Edgewood on their state tournament appearances, Bishop on their state runner-up finish, and the West Trojans on their 2015 3A state championship.


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Bishop 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 7 2
West 3 0 1 0 0 0 X 4 7 0



2A State Championship Flatonia 4 Crawford 3

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On a cloudy morning that was appropriate for the raining season we have had, Crawford (26-6) would face Flatonia (24-6) in the State Championship. While this is Crawford’s 3rd appearance, the last time Crawford made the State Tournament was 2003. Flatonia has been here 3 times since then and once prior making this their 5th appearance at State including a 2014 appearance.

The battery for the home team, Flatonia consisted of Gus Venegas (7-1) and Andrew Dvorak. Crawford would bring Branden Nemec (4-2) and Koby Smith. A leadoff walk, a stolen base, and then a triple by yesterday’s player of the game, Braden Murphy would put Crawford up 1-0. Cleanup hitter, Bo Pearson would single to plate Murphy. Two more balls and Venegas would get a quick hook by Coach Bruns as Kaddin Mikulik would come in to pitch. He would get two quick outs to control the damage.

Crawford’s Nemec would entice 2 pop ups then a ground out on a great play by shortstop Braden Murphy for 3 quick outs. Starting the second, Flatonia would get a quick fly out to the right fielder Easton Migl, a line out to 3B Livan Cedillo and a ground out to 2B Blaine Besetzny for 3 quick outs. After 1 ½ it the score remained 2-0 in favor of Crawford.

In the bottom of the 2nd, Flatonia’s Marcus Mica would lead off the inning with a double off the left field fence it what appeared to be the longest and hardest hit ball of the tournament. However, it was negated by a pop up to short, a fly out to center and a 6-3 ground out with 1B Nate Moenning making a run saving dig for the 3rd out.

Crawford would take advantage of a leadoff walk, a hit by pitch and a sac to have runners at the corners with one out. Mikulik would pick off the runner at first, by a run would score on the play putting Crawford up 3-0. A walk and an error by 2B Blaine Besetzny would put runners at the corners and force another pitching change. Easton Migl would take the mound for Flatonia in the top 3. He would entice a long fly ball to center fielder Gus Venegas who covered a lot of ground for a nice play on the ball.

In the bottom of 3, Flatonia’s Andrew Dvorak would hit a bullet to first base; but get robbed by Moenning for out 1. A comebacker to the pitcher would give Crawford 2 outs. Flatonia would fight with 2 outs on a infield single by Casen Novak who subsequently stole 2nd. Flatonia would try to catch Crawford off guard with a bunt but Braden Nemec made the play, stranding Novak at 2nd.

In the top 4, Coalson Foss would walk but then get picked off at first by Easton Migl. Migl would then strike out Jason Wiethorn and get Koby Smith to ground out to second. In the bottom of 4, it was a ground out to second, a ground out to short (with another nice dig by Moenning) and a fly out to right field. 3 up – 3 down.

In the top of 5, Migl continued to be hot getting leadoff batter, Jeff Ward to ground out to second. He added a strike out looking and got Braden Murphy to pop out to the catcher in foul territory. Crawford’s Nemec would get his first strikeout of the game for the first out in the 5th, then throw a ground ball to the right side for a 4-3 putout for the second out. Coalson Foss would leave his feet and steal extra bases from Dvorak. That would be the 2nd time Dvorak smashed a baseball that one of Crawford’s corner infielders would stab.

Other than a HBP, Crawford’s top 6 would be uneventful; unless you are rooting for Flatonia. It went strikeout, hit by pitch, strikeout, groundout to second. Flatonia would put the leadoff batting on when number 9 hitter, Matthew Kozelsky was hit by a pitch. This is just the 3rd runner allowed by Nemec. Nemec would walk Casen Novak, the leadoff batter and force a pitching change. Braden Murphy would take the mound for Crawford. A throwing error by the catcher would move the runners up to 2nd and 3rd. A 4-3 groundout would plate Kozelsky.

Top of seven would see Migl get a quick F6 but walk Smith and give up his first hit to Ward; a single to right field putting runners at first and second. Nemec would fly out to centerfield and Smith would be thrown out at third trying to tag up.

Murphy would start off the Top 7 with a walk to Mica. A sac bunt moved him to second. Murphy would walk the next two and throw two balls before Coach Smith went to Moenning. Moenning would throw 2 balls to allow Flatonia to tie the game.

In the biggest at bat of his life, Casen Novak would come to the plate living out the dream of ever player. Bases loaded, 1 out, bottom of the seventh. It would play out just a every kid plays it out – a drive to left field for the walk out win. Flatonia would win the 2015 2A State Baseball Championship with a score of 4-3. Casen Novak would be the 2015 Player of the Game and the 2015 2A State Tournament MVP.

Congratulations to both Crawford and Flatonia on outstanding seasons.

WP – Easton Migl (3-0)

LP – Braden Murphy (9-1)

Score by Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Crawford 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 1
Flatonia 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 3 1



3A Semifinal: West 8 Littlefield 3

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This semifinal contest had a back-and-forth vibe to it in the early going. It was Littlefield that would start hot, with 1 run in the 2nd and 2 runs in the third to build a 3-0 lead. In the 2nd inning it was an RBI single by Seth Clayton, scoring Reese Rogers, that would give the Wildcats the first run of the ballgame. In the 3rd, Herrera would score on a fielder’s choice while Calaway would cross the plate right behind him on an errant throw on the play.

West responded with 3 of their own in the bottom half of the 3rd to tie up the game. After Koch walked and Shilling was hit by a pitch, the inning was setup for the top of the order. Gonzalez then proceeded to double to left field, bringing in Koch and Shilling. Macik tied up the contest with a sacrifice fly.

The Trojans did not take their foot off the pedal, as in the 5th, 4 more runs crossed the plate. Gonzalez singled to left field to open up the frame. Paxton then tripled to the right field wall, scoring Gonzalez all the way from first base. Later in the inning, catcher Dalton Wiethorn hit a sacrifice fly to bring in Paxton. The hit parade did not stop there as Bing singled to center field to bring in Zacharias and Simmons.

Heading to the 6th inning, the Trojans had built a 7-3 lead. At this point Horn had settled in nicely on the mound, and finished out the contest with 4 scoreless innings in a row. West would add on one final insurance run in the bottom of the 6th as Rozyskie singled to bring in Paxton.

Tristan Gonzalez was named the player of the game for his performance. The junior was 2-4 from the plate with a double, 2 runs, and 2 RBI’s.



Nate Herrera – 2-4, 1 R
Zach Aragon – 1-2, 1 BB
Seth Clayton – 1-3, 1 RBI

Tristan Gonzalez – 2-4, 1 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Karder Bing – 2-4, 2 RBI
Bailey Horn – 2-3, 1 BB

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Littlefield 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 4 1
West 0 0 3 0 4 1 X 8 10 4


3A Semifinal: Bishop 5 Edgewood 2

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Bishop had been so close to getting to the state tournament many times in their team history. Now that they had made it to Round Rock, they appear poised to make a run at the state championship with their 5-2 win over the Edgewood Bulldogs.

After a scoreless inning and a half of play, it would be the Bulldogs that would jump out to the early 2-0 lead. In that inning, the patient approach by the Edgewood batters payed off, as 4 walks were issued.

Bishop starting pitcher Aaron Cardona did not have his best stuff on the mound in this one, so Noe Garza entered the game and pitched the final 5.1 innings.

Bishop would cut the lead in half the very next inning as Cardona got one of the runs back when he singled to bring in Kobrey Garcia. Both pitches would hold the other down for the next 2 innings as we entered the top of the 6th.

In the 6th, the Badgers finally got to the Bulldogs. A critical error allowed Cardona to reach to lead off the inning. After a sacrifice by Garza and walk by Nick Colecio, Bishop had runners on first and second base with 2 outs. It was a passed ball and a wild pitch that tied up the game and gave Bishop all the momentum.

The Badgers would add on another run with a clutch 2-out single by Tresten Pool. In the 7th, the Badgers would add on a pair of insurance runs as a bases loaded walk by Austin Munoz followed by a HBP by Colecio would extend the lead to 5-2.

Garza, which was named player of the game by, shut the door in the 7th, The junior was excellent in his relief appearance, giving up just 3 hits while giving up no runs and striking out 2 Bulldogs.


Tye Elie – 2-4
Kobe Huett – 1-2, 2 BB, 1 R

Aaron Cardona – 2-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI
Rico Trevino – 1-2, 1 3B, 1 R
Treston Pool – 1-4, 1 RBI

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Bishop 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 5 5 0
Edgewood 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 2