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Don't count out the 2018 Manvel Mavericks

Don't count out the 2018 Manvel Mavericks
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Unlike many Manvel teams in the past, the 2018 Manvel Mavericks have faced adversity twice in the early season.

The Mavs have been defeated twice this season by a combined three points.

The first loss came against the Crosby Cougars in a late game thriller that saw the Cougars win on a last second throw to the endzone.

The second came from the Marshall Buffalos. The Mavs and the Buffs battled it out for four long quarters, only to be tied up at the end of regulation.

In overtime, the Buffaloes captured the win on a gutsy two-point conversion.

These two losses have made many people wonder if this is the end of Manvel’s historic rise to the top of 5A football in Texas.

What they might not take into consideration is that the Mavs have been in this spot before.

In 2015, Manvel finished the regular season 8-2 with losses to Westfield and Pearland. That same season the Mavericks went all the way to the Regional Finals, only to lose to the Katy Tigers.

If this year’s team follows the footsteps of their alumni, they could very well find themselves advancing to the Regional Finals and maybe beyond.

 

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The Houston Astros got a huge series win against the Rangers over the weekend, with two big performances from Ronel Blanco and Cristian Javier.

Jose Altuve had two more home runs on Sunday, giving him five total dingers this season. And while it has been a rough start to the season for Houston, they're currently only 2.5 games out of first place in the AL West behind the Rangers.

On the mend

Justin Verlander and Framber Valdez are expected to return to the rotation soon, and Verlander could be ready as soon as Friday against the Washington Nationals.

Astros prospect Joey Loperfido continues to mash the baseball at Triple-A, and Jose Abreu struggled again on Sunday, going 0-4. It's just a matter of time before the Astros promote him to the big leagues. Through 14 games, Loperfido is slashing .333/.429/.895/1.324 with 10 home runs. Loperfido was just recently named the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week.

The offense is looking good

Overall, the Astros offense is doing its part, they're currently 3rd in team OPS this season. Pitching is the area the Astros need to get corrected. Their team ERA is second-to-last at 5.32.

Up next

The Astros will look to keep things going against the Braves on Monday with Spencer Arrighetti on the mound.

Don't miss the video above as we react to the Astros series win over the Rangers, look ahead at the upcoming series with Atlanta, and much more!

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