Tag: Highlander Baseball

Baseball: Kingwood, TWHS reach playoffs; season ends for College Park

The mixed up mess that was the bottom-half of District 16-6A became clear Saturday evening.

With The Woodlands’ 10-4 win over College Park and a 6-4 extra-innings win by Kingwood over the Highlanders later in the day, the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds were shored up. Kingwood, which was in a tie for fifth place a week ago, stakes claim in the third spot while The Woodlands takes the fourth-seed going into the bi-district round of the UIL Region II-6A Tournament this week. click here for complete story

Baseball: The Woodlands struggle defensively in pair of losses Saturday

56d2781704ff1.imageCome Monday, The Woodlands coach Ron Eastman promised that his team was going to get back to work to make improvements. The most glaring problem is probably on defense after four games during their own tournament.

On Saturday alone — in a 7-2 loss to George Ranch followed by a 13-2 loss to Klein Oak in five innings at Scotland Yard — the Highlanders committed nine errors. click here for complete story

Baseball roundup: The Woodlands wins two games; Oak Ridge stops New Caney

The Woodlands opened its Class 5A state championship defense with two victories Friday in the Highlander Varsity Classic at Scotland Yard. The Highlanders rolled to an 11-1 victory over Klein Collins, with winning pitcher Michael Collins striking out four batters in five innings on the mound.

Andrew Leilich was the winning pitcher, striking out seven batters in three innings.

Oak Ridge 7, New Caney 4

Luken Baker and Grant Ware had three RBIs each to lead Oak Ridge to the victory.

The Woodlands Head Baseball Coach Ron Eastman
The Woodlands Head Baseball Coach Ron Eastman

Friday marked opening day for most of the Houston area’s high school baseball teams. But with the inclement weather that made its way through the region late Thursday and into Friday morning, the first day of practice had to wait. “You’re always ready to go day one, but here in this part of Texas, you always know weather can be an issue the first week of tryouts,” said The Woodlands coach Ron Eastman, who led the Highlanders to the Class 5A crown last year. “It always seems to be a factor. “Sometimes we get it in, sometimes it’s a factor, sometimes it’s cold and wet like it is today. But you always want to get on the field.” Schedules take a hit click here for complete story