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
The stakes were high Friday night between The Woodlands and Kingwood, and each team controlled its own destiny. A Highlanders win would secure a playoff spot and end Kingwood’s season. A win by the Mustangs, however, would force a three-way tie for third in District 16-6A. click here for complete story
In the bottom of the seventh inning of a tie ball game, Conroe had the bases loaded, but was down to its final out. Riley Wohlschlager was at the plate for the Tigers, and had worked the count full against The Woodlands’ Cole Sichley. Everyone at Elmore Field was on their feet. The moment could not have been any bigger. click here for complete story
Still, the Highlanders added a walked-in run in the fifth and a little seventh-inning insurance run to leave Oak Ridge High School with a 4-0 win over the War Eagles. click here for complete story
The Highlanders failed to provide enough offense to beat Atascocita on Friday at Atascocita, despite Steven Beard’s stellar complete game performance. The Woodlands took the loss, 2-1.
Alden Blest recorded the win for Atascocita . He allowed one run over five innings. Blest struck out four, walked three and gave up five hits. Beard was charged with the loss. The first inning saw The Woodlands score its only run on the day on an RBI single by Zach La Canfora. Atascocita stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the first, scoring two runs on a two-run single by Matthew Wellrodt.
The Highlanders found a spark early in their District 16-6A opener against Conroe on Tuesday evening and kept fueling the flames on their way to a 15-2 victory in five innings at Scotland Yard.
“It always feels good to come out and get the first district ballgame,” Eastman said. “Conroe’s pretty good this year — they’ve got a great record at [10-5], and we knew we were going to have our hands full with an excellent team. They just keep improving, and I was proud of the way our guys responded.”