Tag: coach Jason Washburn

Baseball: College Park escapes rally by Conroe, keeps season alive

572414ffb6db6.imageThe situation was dire, as it would be for any relief pitcher. Leading Conroe by one run in the top of the seventh inning, College Park’s Luke Trahan came into the game with the bases loaded and just one out on the board. What happened next was summed up quite simply by Cavaliers coach Jason Washburn after the game. click here for complete story

 

Baseball: College Park loses first two games of Ferrell Classic

56d90e5d06f55.imageDay 1 of the Ferrell Classic did not go quite as College Park planned. The Cavaliers opened the tournament by losing both games of a double header against Cy Creek and Jersey Village on Thursday night at College Park High School.

College Park traded punches with Cy Creek but ultimately fell short 4-3. The negative momentum from that loss carried over into the next game and the Cavaliers lost to Jersey Village 11-1. click here for complete story

USA Baseball unveils 15U National Team Trials roster

USA Baseball has announced the 40 players named to the 2015 15U National Team Trials roster following the conclusion of the 15U USA Baseball East and West National Team Championships in Florida and Arizona.

The 15U National Team will be managed year by College Park (Texas) High School head coach, Jason Washburn. He will be assisted by Gulliver Preparatory (Fla.) head coach Javy Rodriguez, Mike Strickland (Marist School — Ga.) and Rob Shabansky (Gateway Community College — Ariz.). Team administration will be overseen by 15U National Team director, Brooks Webb.

At the conclusion of Trials, 20 players will be selected to the 2015 USA Baseball 15U National Team, which will compete in the COPABE “AA”/15U Pan American Championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico, Aug. 21 to 30. The final roster will be announced on USABaseball.com.

Players selected from the 15U National Team Championships join players previously selected to this year’s trials from the 2014 USA Baseball 14U National Team Development Program and the 2014 USA Baseball 14U National Team Identification Series, both held in Cary, N.C., last August.

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Baseball: Washburn to Coach U15 National Team at Pan Am Games

 In the month of July, a little over 100 teams participated in the 15U East & West Championships hosted by USA Baseball in Phoenix, Arizona and Jupiter, Florida. While these teams all have the goal of winning the championship and the gold medal that comes with it, the individual players from all over the nation are longing to be invited to a trial with a chance to play for their country.

This year the team will be managed by one of our local coaches, Jason Washburn, head baseball coach at College Park High School. This is Washburn’s sixth year working with USA Baseball and the second year to be on the National Team coaching staff. Brooks Webb, USA Baseball’s 15U National Team program director, had this to say, “Jason Washburn is a fantastic leader of young men, and has a proven track record of identifying national team talent.” Click here for complete story

Baseball: Cavaliers charting upward path

imagesCollege Park took a step forward.

After falling in the first round of the playoffs five straight years, the Cavaliers advanced to the third round before falling to Lake Travis.

They finished the season as district runners-up and regional quarterfinalists.

“It was a good year, no doubt,” coach Jason Washburnsaid. “These guys have nothing to hang their heads about, and it was an honor for me to be able to come out to the ball yard with them every day.”

The last time the Cavs survived the second round they went to the regional finals. click here for complete story

Baseball Playoffs: Lake Travis ousts College Park 6-3

College Park’s Parker Hudson reacts after walking in his second run of the seventh inning during a regional quarterfinal game in Mumford Saturday. Lake Travis defeated College Park 6-3.
College Park’s Parker Hudson reacts after walking in his second run of the seventh inning during a regional quarterfinal game in Mumford Saturday. Lake Travis defeated College Park 6-3.

With two innings remaining and a 3-1 lead, College Park needed just six more outs to complete its series comeback over Austin Lake Travis in the Region-II 6A quarterfinals.

The Cavaliers defense, however, didn’t respond well, as Lake Travis scored five runs combined in the sixth and seventh inning to steal the series away from College Park on Saturday, 6-3.

Back-to-back errors by the Cavaliers allowed two Lake Travis base runners to get on before College Park starter Chandler Morris was replaced by reliever Nate Fisbeck. The senior had just as difficult a time as his starting companion in the inning, allowing a runner to advance on a passed ball, and watching as another error allowed Lake Travis’ Hudson Fife to get home. click here for complete game

Baseball: Walks help College Park roll past Lake Travis, even series

College Park’s Nate Fisbeck cheers as Noah Vaughan takes a third ball in the first inning of a Region II-6A regional quarterfinal game in Mumford Friday.
College Park’s Nate Fisbeck cheers as Noah Vaughan takes a third ball in the first inning of a Region II-6A regional quarterfinal game in Mumford Friday.

Following a rough offensive outing in the first of its best-of-three series with Lake Travis, College Park showed major patience at the plate in its 8-1 win Friday in Mumford in Game 2 of the Region-II 6A playoffs. The Cavaliers drew 11 walks, and half of their runs came from Lake Travis pitchers’ inability to throw strikes.

College Park starter Beau Ridgeway, meanwhile, took advantage of an early lead and never let his opponents back in the game. Read More…