Cy-Fair looks back on winning year
By TODD HVEEM
The Cy-Fair Bobcats looked like they might be headed for another historical playoff run after rallying for five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to stun Cedar Park in the third-and-final game of their Region II-5A bi-district playoff series.
But, unfortunately, the Spring Lions had other ideas.
"We didn't want the weather to decide the rest of our season, so we jumped on a bus and went to Waco to play (Spring)," Cy-Fair head coach Woody Champagne said.
We had our chances, we just couldn't get it done. Spring did a great job.''
The Lions, who finished fourth in District 13-5A, beat Cy-Fair in three games to advance to the regional quarterfinals. Spring then lost to Klein Collins in two games.
After we beat Cedar Park, we couldn't help but think we might have something going again,'' admitted Champagne, who guided the Bobcats to the 2007 UIL Class 5A state championship. We have got the ball rolling over here. We have been pretty successful. We just hope to continue on.''
He said baseball epitomizes the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.
You have great praises and great times,'' Champagne said, then the game can frustrate you to no end. It can be devastating.''
Cy-Fair, which finished the season 28-8, returns nine players to next year's team, Champagne said. The Bobcats' JV also was 23-4 and freshmen were 24-4 in 2010.
We have some good kids coming back,'' Champagne said.
Then, we always have players who step up and come through. I think our program is still headed in the right direction.''
Cy-Fair returns pitcher Trey Wall, shortstop Adrian Rachal, third baseman Taylor Bridges, right fielder Ryan Sebastian and outfielder Garrett Trethewey.
Garrett Mohachek and Kevin Hull also return from this year's team.
Seth Harrison (Hill County) and Brandon King (Angelina JC) have signed baseball scholarships off this year's club.
We don't have a lot of superstars,'' Champagne said. But we have a lot of players who know how to play the game of baseball.''
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