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Glass, Cue spur Katy to emotional comeback win over Atascocita

What took place for the Tigers could be one of those games they look back upon Vype

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The excitement was palpable. There was no questioning that this regular season, non-district football game on a dreary Saturday evening in September meant more than most for Katy High.

The Tigers’ emotional 31-28 come-from-behind win over Atascocita at Legacy Stadium was even a sight to behold for the First Lady of Katy football and coach Gary Joseph’s wife, Sheila.

“Wow!” Sheila exclaimed while greeting Joseph with a hug after the game. “Wow. What a game.”

In the long run, what took place for the Tigers could be one of those games they look back upon as a turning point this season. One of those mystical games that people could eventually reminisce about as they stand around at work, buying time around the vending machine, shooting the breeze with fellow friends and colleagues.

The Katy fans who stayed through a 45-minute delay at halftime because of inclement weather will remember the furious comeback from an 21-0 deficit in the first half, 21-6 at the break. They will remember the energy and momentum building even as the Tigers trailed by 14 points with 15 minutes left.

They will remember the ridiculous, workmanlike performance of Tigers running back Deondrick Glass, who blitzed, bullied and buried the Eagles for 372 yards and two touchdowns on 39 carries.

They’ll remember the defense rising to the occasion by allowing a single touchdown in the second half. And they’ll certainly remember senior kicker Kaleb Cue’s 40-yard field goal with 1:18 left that flew through the uprights to award the Tigers the win and stun the Eagles.


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Houston's offense once again obliterated Baltimore in Wednesday's finale. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Owners of a nine-game winning streak, the Astros tried to keep the train rolling to make it double digits and complete the three-game sweep of the Orioles in Baltimore. Not only would they get the win, but they also did it by dominating on both sides of the ball again in a one-sided shutout.

Final Score: Astros 13, Orioles 0

Astros' Record: 46-28, first in the AL West

Winning Pitcher: Jose Urquidy (6-3)

Losing Pitcher: Thomas Eshelman (0-1)

Houston keeps mashing

Unlike Tuesday's game which ended 3-1 in a much closer affair, the finale on Wednesday was once again a lopsided affair like Monda's opener, favoring the Astros. Houston once again put up double-digit runs in an offensive explosion. It started right off the bat, with three runs scoring in the top of the first on a two-RBI double by Carlos Correa and an RBI single by Kyle Tucker to grab a 3-0 lead.

Yuli Gurriel extended it to 4-0 with a two-out RBI single in the second, then Jose Altuve made it a six-run game with a two-run blast in the top of the fourth. Michael Brantley joined in with an RBI single in the top of the sixth, then Yordan Alvarez led off a four-run seventh with a solo bomb before a three-run homer by Abraham Toro made it 11-0.

Urquidy cruises through seven scoreless

Jose Urquidy was cruising all the while, allowing just three baserunners over that span, a double to start his night, which he erased, then a one-out walk in the second and leadoff single in the sixth. He returned at the bottom of the seventh with a manageable pitch count, where he'd erase a one-out single to keep Baltimore scoreless. With the insurmountable lead, he'd be given the rest of the night off. His final line: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 84 P.

Astros complete the sweep and grab tenth straight win

Chas McCormick, who came off the bench defensively in the bottom of the seventh, made it a twelve-run lead with a one-out solo homer in the top of the eighth, then later Abraham Toro notched his fourth RBI with a run-scoring single to make it 13-0. Brandon Bielak took over for Urquidy in the bottom of the eighth, and after loading the bases with no outs, was able to escape with a strikeout and double play.

Ralph Garza Jr. was Houston's third pitcher, wrapping things up at the bottom of the ninth. He erased a one-out walk and a single with a double play to end the game, giving Houston the three-game sweep and extending their winning streak to ten games as they continue to look like baseball's best team.

Up Next: The next stop on this road trip for Houston is Detroit, where they will kick off a four-game set with the Tigers on Thursday at 6:10 PM Central. The pitching matchup for the opener will be Luis Garcia (5-4, 2.82 ERA) for Houston and Jose Urena (2-7, 5.79 ERA) for Detroit.

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