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2012-06-14 / Sports

Sports Thoughts……

by Mike Organ

The state baseball tourney was quite entertaining. Four games were played on Wednesday, with three decided by one run, and the other by three, with the tying run at the plate when the final out was made.

Four of the eight pitchers in the games on Wednesday wore # 13.

Of the drafted players only Jovan Hernandez lived up to hype. He was he winning pitcher and hit a home run deep to left field in the tourney.

Lake Travis did not play fundamental baseball. They still had a chance to win until Baker Mayfield’s long hit curved foul in the bottom of the eighth. Mayfield was the starting quarterback for the five-time LT football team.

Stamford got their second set of silver medals this year. The football team lost to Mason in the finals and the baseball team lost to Fayetteville in the finals. Hagen Hutchison, Stamford’s all-state quarterback was only a designated hitter for the Class A team.

Montgomery’s Associate Principal, Robert (Buster) Morrison has been in education for 29 years. It doesn’t see that long ago he was blocking for Earl Cooper, with both wearing green and gold. When your ex-students are nearing retirement, you know you are getting old.

Texas A&M, TCU, Rice, Prairie View A&M, Sam Houston, Baylor, Dallas Baptist, and UT Arlington all made the NCAA baseball tourney. Eight Texas based schools made the show, but Texas did not. Do you wonder why Tommy Harmon, a 26-year Texas coach, was non-renewed? Looks very much like what happened in football last year.

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