Cy Woods to host Cy Ridge Tuesday
By TODD HVEEM
The Cy Ridge Rams will try and pull off a big upset when they travel to meet the Cy Woods Wildcats in a key District 15-5A baseball game at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Cy Ridge, which is picked to finish near the bottom of the 15-5A race, finished non-district play with a less-than-stellar 3-7 record.
But the Rams did show signs of life with a 4-0 win over Conroe and a 16-5 victory over Westbury Christian.
However, Cy Woods knocked off Cy Ridge 9-1 in the Conroe Classic earlier in the season.
Cy Ridge is led by the one-two punch of Jared Lakind and Cody Dickerson, who combined to go 17-of-36 with eight home runs and 14 RBIs in the first nine games of the year.
Lakind also was 2-0 on the mound with a 0.00 ERA in 10 innings of work. He had 16 strikeouts and five walks.
ABOUT THE GAME
Matchup: Cy Ridge vs. Cy Woods
When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Cy Woods High School
At stake: The district race. Cy Woods opened league play with a tough 8-7 loss to Cy-Fair. It can't afford to stumble at home. Cy Ridge needs a big win to give it confidence it can compete for one of the league's four playoff spots.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Cy Ridge: Cory Bartkowiak (.471, 1 home run, 3 RBIs); Tyler Lukes (.385, 3 stolen bases, 1 home run); Jeff Sealy (.357, 2 RBIs); Geremy Gain (2-0, 0.00 ERA); Cory Vanderlaan (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
Cy Woods: Jared Lakind (.500, 2 home runs, 4 RBIs); Matt Simms (.500, 7 RBIs); Cody Dickerson (.450, 6 home runs, 10 RBIs).
Cy Ridge: The Rams have been breaking out the bats of late, putting up 10 runs in a tough 12-10 loss to Second Baptist and 16 runs in a 16-5 victory over Westbury Christian. Gain also has been almost unhittable on the mound, compiling 17 strikeouts in 12 innings pitched.
Cy Woods: Lakind and Dickerson have put up some gaudy numbers in non-district play. Lakind was 2-0 on the mound with a 0.00 earned run average. He also was batting .500 with two home runs and four RBIs. Dickerson had six home runs in the first nine games of the year and 10 RBIs. The two players also have combined for 14 walks on the young season.
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