Myles Straw scored on a wild pitch in the 11th inning to give the Houston Astros a 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Thursday night.
Behind a one-hitter hurled by ace Jacob Rogers and plenty of timely hitting, the Friendswood Mustangs shrugged off the pressure of being the favored team in a one-game playoff series and recorded a 7-0 area-round win over Fulshear on Thursday night at Ridge Point High School.
Locked in a tense battle of wills with an evenly matched opponent, Clear Springs used a two-out hit by Emma Strood in the bottom of the eighth to defeat Dobie 1-0 in the opening game of their best-of-three region quarterfinal series at La Porte High School.
After Thursday night’s gut-punch 3-1 loss to Crosby in the Region III-5A quarterfinal round, the Lady Indians have no choice but to stand firm.
Bay Area Christian will face Lubbock Trinity Christian, which defeated Colleyville Covenant Christian in the other semifinal game, for the state championship 10 a.m. Friday back at Waco ISD Stadium.
More than 140 exhibitors will be there, and the types of exhibits include boats, rods, lures, performance shirts, fishing hats, nautical decor and artwork.
Texas City's sharp-shooting senior guard Caden McKenzie averaged 26.5 points per game on the season, which included a rock-solid 85 percent free throw shooting rate. To put that in perspective, the entire Texas City team averaged 54.2 points per game in the 2020-21 campaign.
It seems preposterous that a professional baseball player can’t lay down a simple bunt, but the Astros Myles Straw is far from the only player or team to abandon the small-ball tactic, as good bunts have nearly disappeared by Major League Baseball, aside from, maybe, some of the pitchers who have to bat in the National League.
Monday, the elements are there for good prospects of catching trout for anglers fishing the jetties. If the forecasts hold, the weather should cooperate.