This Week In…20-6A Baseball

Just when you thought you understood 20-6A baseball, it throws a huge curve ball, and is quickly becoming the most entertaining district in Fort Bend. Kempner’s head coach Marcus Jones surpassed a huge milestone with 300 career wins, Travis has kicked it into high gear after a rough pre-district run, and the Austin Bulldogs have thrown their hat into the ring as a district title contender. It’s crowded at the top of 20-6A as six of the eight teams Clements, Ridge Point, Travis, Dulles, Kempner, and Austin look to be in prime position to claim a playoff spot.

 

Tied for 1st Place Austin Bulldogs 5-1 in district 

Results

3-2 win over Dulles

13-2 loss to Ridge Point

Austin started the week with a nasty loss to Ridge Point that could come back to haunt them in the district title race. The Bulldogs are getting an amazing year out of Brandon Miller, Porter Cox, Nick Hill and Daniel Shipley and it’s fruited a great start to district play. Austin has some clutch wins this season and they can add a Brandon Miller walk off single to score the game tying and go ahead run versus Dulles.

 

Tied for 1st Place Ridge Point Panthers 5-1 in district

Ridge Point Panther Chase Hendrix on the mound  captured by Bob Calbert

Ridge Point Panther Chase Hendrix on the mound captured by Bob Calbert

Results

13-2 win over Austin Bulldogs

Ridge Point looks to have the best claim to the 20-6A district championship. With elite pitching lead by Chase Hendrix, and an offense averaging 6 runs per game Ridge Point has been hard to overcome. John Metzger has been on fire as of late with four hits and three RBI’s in the Panther’s last two games he Zack Johnson and Will Pendergrass are leading the charge for Ridge Point’s offense.

 

Tied for 2nd Place Kempner Cougars at 4-2

Results

7-0 Win over Dulles

4-3 Loss to Clements

Kempner took a loss to Clements which says more about the Rangers than it does about the Kempner Cougars. Kempner’s talent has been able to overcome their error issues, but it doesn’t seem to be waning as the season goes on. Simeon Woods-Richardson put together another MVP caliber game with two hits drawing two walks two RBI’s and he threw 13 strikeouts all against Dulles in a win.

 

Tied for 2nd Place Travis Tigers 4-2 in district play

Travis Tigers vs Ridge Point Panthers captured by Bob Calbert

Travis Tigers vs Ridge Point Panthers captured by Bob Calbert

Results

10-0 win vs Bush

17-7 win vs Hightower

Travis is back to their wining ways after finishing last week 0-2 with a lost too Ridge Point and Austin teams currently tied for 1st in 20-6A. None of this weeks results are a surprise for the Tigers. Next week they’ll have a shot at two of the best in fort bend Clements and Kempner.

 

Tied for 3rd Place Clements Rangers 3-3

Results

13-2 Win over Hightower

4-3 Win over Kempner

Clements started district play 0-3 and has flipped the script and now sit 3-3 in district play and it culminates with the Rangers claiming a key win versus the Kempner Cougars a playoff caliber team. Cody Cegieski and John Nork have been swinging at a high percentage for the Rangers and the wins have followed.

 

Tied for 3rd Place Dulles Vikings 3-3 in district

Ridge Point vs Dulles captured by Bob Calbert Photography

Ridge Point vs Dulles captured by Bob Calbert Photography

 

Results

3-2 Loss vs Austin

0-7 Loss to Kempner

Easily the worst week for any of the playoff contending teams. Dulles was shutout versus Kempner and lost to Austin with two outs on the board in the bottom of the 7th surrendering the game winning hit. Dulles has an opportunity to get back on track to the playoffs next week. They play the team they’re currently tied with in Clements, and they’ll face struggling Bush team.

 

4th Place Hightower Hurricanes 1-5 in district play

Results

17-7 Loss to Travis

13-2 Loss to Clements

The offensive productivity has increased significantly this season for the Hurricanes. They spent most of last season being run ruled, but this season they have seen far different results averaging seven runs per game including a 23 run game versus Bush.

 

5th Place Bush Broncos 0-6

Results

10-0 Loss to Travis

14-0 Loss to Ridge Point

Bush has seen improvement as a unit in hitting percentage but the consistency has been the problem.

 

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