Tag: Michael Lawson

Baseball: Oak Ridge tops The Woodlands in 11-inning thriller

571b3ae89721f.imageWith postponed games due to all the rain earlier in the week, it was rather obvious that The Woodlands and Oak Ridge were wanting to maximize the chance of getting a back on the diamond on a gorgeous night at Scotland Yard. So much so that they played an additional four innings.

With a tie game in the bottom of the 11th, Oak Ridge’s Kolton Forsythe hit a bases-loaded three-run double to left-field gap that helped the War Eagles to a 7-4 win on the road in a game that lasted just under four hours Friday night. storyclick here for complete 

Baseball: Oak Ridge’s Baker named All-Montgomery County Player of the Year

Where do you start with The Courier’s All-County team for the 2015 baseball season?

It’s the final All-Montgomery County team we’ll be choosing until the fall sports arrive. When grass is being cut at dawn and bodies are being pushed virtually around the clock.

This 2015 All-County team, however, might be one of the greatest in this newspaper’s history. There have been plenty of outstanding all-star teams over the years in Montgomery County, but it’ll be tough to sell men on a better all-star team in ANY sport — top to bottom, especially — than The Courier’s 2015 All-County squad.

It all starts with the superlatives, and Oak Ridge’s Luken Baker, who was not only the county’s player of the year, but the state’s as well. Then, a few days before Oak Ridge faced Dallas Jesuit in the Region II-6A finals, the 6-foot-4, 255-pound Baker learned he had been chosen as the Gatorade National Player of the Year.

And what a year he had. click here for complete story

Baseball: Baker is 16-6A MVP; College Park leads with six selections

Oak Ridge's Luken Baker (33) throws a pitch during the high school baseball game against Conroe back in April.
Oak Ridge’s Luken Baker (33) throws a pitch during the high school baseball game against Conroe back in April.

Oak Ridge pitcher/first baseman Luken Baker was named a unanimous choice for the All-District 16-6A Most Valuable Player in all-district voting released Sunday by the league coaches.

Baker, the Gatorade National Player of the Year award winner, led the War Eagles to a 29-4 season that ended with a series loss to Dallas Jesuit in two games last week in the Region II-6A finals. click here for complete story

 

Baseball: Oak Ridge ‘Just kept getting better’

The Oak Ridge baseball team had a rare day off on Saturday afternoon. At least the way the last five weeks or so of the season would suggest.

It wasn’t the way the War Eagles had pictured it. They had visions of a possible Game 3 in the Region II-6A finals, and a berth in the UIL state championship at stake.

After losing in back-to-back games to Dallas Jesuit in the regional finals, all the War Eagles can really do is reflect on the splendid season they experienced. click here for complete story

Baseball playoffs roundup: Frisco Wakeland and Jesuit advance; Rockwall ousted

Dallas Jesuit Kyle Muller celebrates after scoring in the bottom of the sixth inning during a 7-run rally that propelled Dallas Jesuit to the win during the Class 6A Region II semifinal game 2 of three between Austin Lake Travis and Dallas Jesuit at Dallas Jesuit High School in Dallas on Friday, May 29, 2015.
Dallas Jesuit Kyle Muller celebrates after scoring in the bottom of the sixth inning during a 7-run rally that propelled Dallas Jesuit to the win during the Class 6A Region II semifinal game 2 of three between Austin Lake Travis and Dallas Jesuit at Dallas Jesuit High School in Dallas on Friday, May 29, 2015.

Conroe Oak Ridge 6, Rockwall 2: Riley McKnight was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and two outs in the top of the seventh to walk in the go-ahead run as Oak Ridge won Game 3 of the 6A Region II semifinal series. click here for complete story

Baseball Playoffs: Oak Ridge blanks Bowie to take game 1 in Mumford

Durbin Feltman and the Oak Ridge high school baseball team took game one of the best of three UIL third round playoff series with Austin-Bowie Thursday night at neutral site Mumford, 4-0.

20150521_193159Feltman was lights out in going the distance for Oak Ridge (27-1) firing a one-hit gem striking out 13 while handing out just two free passes in throwing 115 total pitches. Junior shortstop Michael Lawson continues to solve opposing pitching in collecting a single and a double plating three War Eagles to include the first frame when he doubled in Luken Baker who had lead off the game with a walk. Lawson’s bat has been sizzling as he’s been above the 500 mark all season long. Read more…

Baseball Playoffs: Oak Ridge rallies to sweep Pflugerville

86-00119Oak Ridge rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh inning and held on to defeat Pflugerville 5-3 on Saturday and sweep the best-of-three Region II-6A series in two games.

Playing in Pflugerville just hours after Oak Ridge’s 10-0 victory on Friday night, the War Eagles improved to 26-1 on the season.

The Panthers led 3-2 before committing back-to-back errors to start the top of the seventh. Matt Mihalov scored on Luken Baker’s sacrifice fly to tie the game at 3, and Riley McKnight’s single left Jose Sanchez at third base. click here for complete story