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Shortstop Evans leads all selections on All-District Team

Of the eighteen athletes selected to the 17-6A First Team All-District baseball team, senior shortstop Hayden Evans from Cypress Ranch was the only unanimous selection. Evans was joined by senior’s pitcher Kel Bordwine and outfielder Eric Bohnert as the athletes selected from Cypress Ranch.

Five of the selected athletes were pitchers, more than any other position. Cypress Ranch senior Kel Bordwine, Cypress Creek senior Ben Casas, Langham Creek junior Tyler Ferguson and Cypress Woods senior’s Matt Swick and Connor Elliott.

Cypress Woods had the most selections at five. Sophomore outfielder Dylan Bourgeois joined Swick and Elliott. Junior second baseman Trent Golson and senior third baseman Kyle McShaffry rounded out the group as the infield selections.

Cypress Ridge and Cypress Springs were the only teams to not have any athletes selected to the first team.

FIRST TEAM ALL-DISTRICT 17-6A

Name Class School Position
Kel Bordwine SR Cypress Ranch Pitcher
Matt Swick SR Cypress Woods Pitcher
Ben Casas SR Cypress Creek Pitcher
Connor Elliott SR Cypress Woods Pitcher
Tyler Ferguson JR Langham Creek Pitcher
Kyle Harper SR Cypress Creek Catcher
Tyriece Silas SR Cypress Falls Outfielder
Dylan Bourgeois SO Cypress Woods Outfielder
Eric Bonhert SR Cypress Ranch Outfielder
Andrew Rash SR Jersey Village Outfielder
Bryce Davidson SR Cypress Creek First Baseman
Trent Golson JR Cypress Woods Second Baseman
John Gilbert JR Jersey Village Second Baseman
Cole Wesneski SR Cy-Fair Third Baseman
Kyle McShaffry SR Cypress Woods Third Baseman
Hayden Evans SR Cypress Ranch Shortstop
Kevin Bedon SR Cypress Lakes Designated Hitter
Beau Billings JR Cypress Falls Utility

SECOND TEAM ALL-DISTRICT 17-6A

Name Class School Position
Matt Thompson SO Cypress Ranch Pitcher
Ty Madden JR Cypress Ranch Pitcher
Riley Backs JR Cypress Falls Pitcher
Matthew Stary SR Cypress Falls Pitcher
Kyle Higgins JR Jersey Village Pitcher
Sam Gotlieb SR Cypress Woods Catcher
Peyton Lewis JR Cy-Fair Outfielder
Trey Jones JR Jersey Village Outfielder
Korey Holland JR Langham Creek Outfielder
Chris Logsdon JR Jersey Village Outfielder
Sutton Dole JR Langham Creek First Baseman
Aaron Clark SR Cy-Fair Second Baseman
Alex Martinez JR Langham Creek Third Baseman
Tommy Tolve SR Langham Creek Shortstop
Matt Santos SO Cypress Creek Designated Hitter
Blake Faecher SR Cy-Fair Utility

Close, But No Cigar

The crowd gasps and a dusty base runner takes off for home; but the ball is secured in the glove of right fielder Elijah Strang. A three run inning is stopped and the game is concluded with a 4-3 win for the Cy Woods Wildcats over the Cy-Fair Bobcats.

Pitcher Matt Swick worked fast and strong and allowed just two hits when he was called out for closer Blake Brogdon. By the time it was all said and done he had a handful of strikeouts and no runs. Swick was masterful through his six and allowed the Wildcats to safely gather a solid four run lead.

A quick start to the game allowed Wildcat Sam Gottlieb to collect the first run in the bottom of the first and feed the momentum that gave Matt Swick a 1-2-3 inning the next time out.

In the bottom of the third Elijah Strang sent a shot to right field and let Woods gather another two runs to make it 3-0.

The next inning, in the fourth, Sean Koon launched a rocket right into the Cy-Fair First Basemen and knocked him over to let him stride safely into first while Dylan Bourgeois grabbed the last run to make it 4-0.

By the time the sun had set and Matt Swick had grabbed a couple more strikeouts, Brogdon came to take the mound. Brogdon struck out the first batter but an easy grounder forced indecision for the Third Basemen and now there were runners on first and second.

A couple of shots to the gaps in the outfield saw a handful of Bobcats score to make it 4-3; with runners on second and third and a deep shot to right-center, the fate of the game was held in the balance. When Elijah Strang held his glove up to show he had the ball, the crowd erupted and the Wildcat dugout stormed the field. The comeback that was mounting for Cy-Fair had been quelled.