Baseball: Cy Creek goes for 17-5A crown
Cy Creek handed Cy-Fair its first district loss when the Cougars recorded a 4-2 road win in the first round, and if the Cougars can complete a sweep of the Bobcats this week, they'll come away with the 17-5A baseball championship.
In the other dugout, Cy-Fair wants no part of that scenario and is instead out to split with Cy Creek and create a district co-championship with both teams closing league play at 14-3.
Langham Creek, at 12-4, has also clinched a playoff berth, so that leaves only one remaining. Jersey Village (10-6), Cy Ranch and Cy Lakes (both 9-7), are going for it.
ABOUT THE GAME
• Matchup: Cy-Fair at Cy Creek
• When: 7 p.m. Friday
• Where: Cy Creek HS
• What's at stake: The District 17-5A championship
• 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
• Cy Creek players to watch: SS Jacob Sarabia, 1B Bill Bay, P-2B Kevin Pappas, CF Jordan Lee, P Craig Carlson, P Will Chenoweth
• Cy-Fair: The Bobcats managed only three hits against the Cougars in the first meeting on April 1, but still came within two runs. The loss was the first in district at the time for Cy-Fair which had a 7-0 league start thanks to beating Jersey Village 13-2, Cy Falls 8-3, Langham Creek 7-5, Cy Ranch 8-3, Cy Ridge 16-2, Cy Spring 15-0 and Cy Woods 15-3. The Bobcats opened the second round in similar fashion with wins over Jersey Village 7-2, Cy Lakes 8-3 and Cy Falls 7-2, but then came back-to-back 17-5A losses to Langham Creek 11-1 and Cy Ranch 6-4. The momentary skid was stopped with the current three-game winning streak over Cy Ridge 14-4, Cy Springs 15-2 and Cy Woods 13-6.
• Cy Creek: After a 1-2 beginning in district (losses to Langham Creek 10-2 and Cy Ranch 6-5, and a 3-0 win over Cy Falls), the Cougars have won 13 straight against (and in order) Cy Ridge 17-3, Jersey Village 3-2, Cy Springs 19-0, Cy Woods 8-5, Cy Lakes 8-0, Cy-Fair 4-2, Cy Falls 6-5, Jersey Village 10-0, Cy Ranch 7-3, Cy Ridge 12-2, Cy Springs 10-0, Cy Woods 3-1 and Cy Lakes 6-4 for at least a tie for the 17-5A title ... Cy Creek missed the playoffs last season as the district was represented by Cy Falls, Cy-Fair, Cy Woods and Cy Ridge ... Carlson was the winning pitcher and the Cougars pounded out 10 hits in the first outing vs. Cy-Fair .