Bobcats, Lobos in fight for seeding
Langham Creek and Cy-Fair had identical 8-1 starts in 17-5A baseball with the only glaring difference being Cy-Fair's 7-5 victory at Langham Creek during the teams' first encounter.
The Lobos are out to avoid the district sweep at all costs, and the resulting tiebreaker it would give the Bobcats possibly for a district championship and top seed down the road.
ABOUT THE GAME
• Matchup: Langham Creek at Cy-Fair
• When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12
• Where: Cy-Fair High School
• What's at stake: A 17-5A baseball victory against one of the district's other top competitors
• Cy-Fair players to watch: 3B Kevin Santana, SS Avain Rachel, 2B Ryan Sebastian, CF Garrett Trethewey, P-1B Garrett Machecek, OF Bobby Guthrie, P Trey Wall
• Langham Creek players to watch: SS Carter Magnum, 1B-P Hayden Jones, 2B Aaron Ballou, P Logan Onda, P Cameron Elliott
• Cy-Fair: The Bobcats' first district loss came against Cy Creek 4-2 on April 1 after a 7-0 start, and Cy-Fair improved to 8-1 in 17-5A and 15-6 overall by beating Jersey Village 7-2. That victory also gave the Bobcats a district sweep over Jersey Village ... In the first game against Langham Creek, Machecek picked up the pitching victory, and Luis Villarreal came on for a save ... Following the key meeting with Langham Creek, Cy-Fair plays at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Cy Ranch, and hosts Cy Ridge at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16. The Bobcats beat Cy Ranch 8-3 and Cy Ridge 16-2 during the first round.
• Langham Creek: The Lobos jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first inning against Cy-Fair thanks to a two-run home run by Jones on March 17, but then allowed five runs in the top of the second. Langham Creek answered with two runs of its own in the second, but never got any closer ... After falling to Cy-Fair, the Lobos put together a six-game winning streak by beating Jersey Village 3-2, Cy Falls 12-0, Cy Ranch 12-9, Cy Ridge 13-0, Cy Springs 10-0 and Cy Lakes 6-5 to improve to 18-2 overall and 8-1 in district and tie Cy-Fair for first place. Jones was the winning pitcher and stroked a doubles against Cy Lakes on April 2 ... Langham Creek hosts Jersey Village at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, and plays at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Cy Falls.
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