Baseball Begins Playoffs Tonight

Varsity baseball will compete for bi-district at Bomber Stadium in Bryan, Texas against Cameron Yoe tonight at 5:30 p.m. 

“We are a pretty good team coming out of a really competitive district,” head coach Andrew Downing said. “I feel like we are giving ourselves a great chance to make a playoff run because of the hard work and winning games our boys put in beforehand to set us up for this Bi-District match-up.” 

They will play at 2 p.m and 5:30 p.m on Saturday if necessary.

“Our boys are ready to play and have watched the Cameron Yoe baseball team a couple of times,” Downing said. “I can’t express how amazing the seniors we have are. They show up everyday ready to work and continue to grind.”

Senior night was held during a home game against Teague on April 25. The team won with a score of 11-0. Seniors on the team include catcher Eli Martin, pitcher and catcher Kolby Adams, outfielder and pitcher Rex Bean, right fielder Noah Wilson, utility player Spain Covert, and utility player Aj Servarro.

“I’m proud of the season we’re having and can’t wait for it to continue after this weekend,” assistant coach Aaron Allen said. “Our guys do a great job of not getting too high or low when momentum swings. They love being on the field with each other, and it shows in their attitude and confidence. I hope we can jump ahead early and keep the pressure on.”

The team competed against Groesbeck at an away game and won with a score of 12-2. Player of the game was Martin. Martin has been struggling with a knee injury for about 2 years due to football. 

“Our team has worked hard to get where we got to and all extra practice that we did was worth it. It shows how our guys love baseball,” Martin said. “Unfortunately, I will not being playing not be playing baseball in college but I will probably play football.”

Martin played two football games this year before once again being injured. He was able to continue playing baseball toward the middle of the season. Although he has suffered multiple injuries, Martin is on top stats for batting average, on base, home runs, fielding, hits, runs batted in and slugging percentage. 

“It took a lot of time coming back from my injury. It took lots of practice to try to get back to my old self,” Martin said. “I’m not back to what I was but I am glad that I helped the team make it to the playoffs.”