Baseball defeats Huntsville in District opener.

Cody Ryan at the baseball field

Caroline Flanigan

Cody Ryan at the baseball field

Britney Contreras, Kyla Fleischauer, Irene Wenzel, and Bishop Van Buren

The Cougars varsity baseball team hosted Huntsville this past Tuesday for their first district game and came away with a 10-0 run-rule victory over the Hornets. The Hornets made multiple errors and struggled against stellar pitching by Eric Oakes, a combo that would prove costly.

“We kept our focus the entire game from first pitch to last,” said Tomball junior William Harris. “Short games like these are proof of the hard work and dedication we’ve put forth.”

This game should come as a preview of what’s to come for the boys, showing lots of potential throughout their non-district games and even being touted as a top 5A baseball team in the Houston area by VYPE Sports.

Pitcher/second baseman Mason Marriott is just one of the many electrifying players on this year’s team. Only a sophomore, he has received offers from multiple colleges and has already committed to Baylor.

“If you want to succeed you have to put in a great deal of work,” Marriott said. “You should never stop pushing yourself.”

The Cougars play at home today at 4 p.m. against Katy High School.

The Cougars started off their district season strong, but they’re hungry for more.