District 15-6A will be uber-competitive in 2019

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DISTRICT 15-6A

PRESEASON RANKINGS

The Woodlands

Klein Oak

Klein Collins

Klein

College Park

Klein Cain

Oak Ridge

Conroe

Klein Forest

VYPE's PRESEASON AWARDS

MVP

Tyson Thompson, Klein

OFFENSIVE MVP

Bryeton Gilford, The Woodlands

DEFENSIVE MVP

Dwight McGlothern, Klein Oak

BREAKOUT PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Christian Pack, Conroe

SLEEPER TEAM

College Park

THE PROSPECTUS

When this district was formed at the last UIL realignment, there was a lot of oohs and aahs because of the powerful Klein ISD and Conroe ISD colliding week in and week out . The 2018 season lived up to the hype of this district being really good. Now, looking towards 2019 expect more of the same as the powers will shift a bit, especially in the middle of the playoff race.

The Woodlands Highlanders

Programs come and go, but The Woodlands remains a constant. The Highlanders will be explosive on offense with either Ben Mills or Lake Travis move-in Peyton Janacek running the show at QB. Running back Bryeton Gilford carried the load, rushing for over 1,200 yards and will have solid line with Jett Duncan and Cody Johnson to open holes again. The X-factor will be athlete Kansas-commit Malik Johnson, who is special with the ball in his hands. Baton Rouge move-in Theodore Knox will also help ignite the offense as a national recruit at WR. DT Caleb Fox will anchor the defense along with DB Carter Doucet.


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After blowing a four-run lead and wasting the chance to win the series on Tuesday, the Astros tried to remedy things with a win on Wednesday night behind Zack Greinke on the mound. Here is a recap of the rubber game of the three-game set between Houston and San Francisco:

Final Score: Astros 5, Giants 1.

Record: 8-10, second in the AL West.

Winning pitcher: Zack Greinke (1-0, 2.53 ERA).

Losing pitcher: Caleb Baragar (2-1, 11.25 ERA).

Greinke with another strong start

San Francisco carried over their momentum from the night before into the top of the first against Zack Greinke, getting a leadoff triple that would result in a quick 1-0 lead after an RBI-single. Greinke would do well after that, though, dealing with some traffic but keeping the Giants off the board over the next five innings.

He would keep going into the seventh, but with his pitch count rising and putting two on base with a single and walk, he would have his night come to an end as Houston went to Brooks Raley, who would get the second and third outs. That finalized Greinke's line: 6.1 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K.

Astros bats stay hot, Houston wins the series

Greinke would leave with a lead, thanks to an RBI-single by Alex Bregman in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game 1-1 before Houston would put together a four-run sixth. Houston loaded the bases with no outs to allow Carlos Correa to score on a wild pitch to take a 2-1 lead, then Martin Maldonado followed with another big hit in 2020, a three-run home run to extend the lead to 5-1.

That left two more innings for the bullpen to cover with a four-run lead. In the top of the eighth, Raley would return and retire the Giants in order. Still a 5-1 score in the ninth, Blake Taylor would take over on the mound to try and finish off the game. He would get through the scoreless frame, wrapping up the win and the series victory for Houston.

Up Next: The Astros have a day off on Thursday before continuing this homestand with a three-game weekend series with the Mariners starting Friday at 8:10 PM Central. The expected pitching matchup is Yusei Kikuchi (0-1, 5.28 ERA) going for Seattle, opposite of Framber Valdez (0-2, 2.04 ERA) for Houston.

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