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Katy ISD set to approve contract with BSN Sports, Nike

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Katy ISD is set to approve a five-year, $3.5 million contract to BSN Sports to provide Nike uniforms to its varsity sports teams.

The contract was discussed at a district work study board meeting Monday and was agreed to be approved upon at the regular board meeting Aug. 27.

The district sought an exclusive uniform apparel supplier for its varsity teams and entertained bids from Nike, Adidas and Under Armour. The agreement includes footwear and coaches’ apparel, but does not include equipment or protective uniform apparel.

The district anticipates spending about $700,0000 per year on the agreement in the contract. If the agreement is eventually approved upon, programs will phase out contracts with current uniform providers before switching to Nike, assistant athletic director Charlie Stevens said.

“This agreement is only for varsity team sports; however, all of our individual sports and other sports will have the opportunity to take advantage of the discounts and incentives if they choose,” athletic director Debbie Decker said. “The proposals are all about the same; however, the incentives are what differentiate and lead us to the recommendation of the BSN Nike proposal.

“This agreement will provide all of our sports the opportunity to take advantage of the overall success of our athletic programs.”

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With four wins in a row, including the first two of this series, Houston had a chance to keep their momentum going to lock up a series win on Saturday in this four-game set. Although Texas would make it interesting late, the Astros would hold them off to get the victory.

Final Score: Astros 6, Rangers 5

Astros' Record: 23-17, second in the AL West

Winning Pitcher: Luis Garcia (1-3)

Losing Pitcher: Dane Dunning (2-3)

Action in the first

After getting trounced the night prior, the Rangers managed to grab early momentum with a run to start the scoring Saturday night against Luis Garcia. It came after a one-out triple set up a sac fly, giving Texas a 1-0 lead. Houston quickly took control back in their favor, though, putting up four in the bottom of the inning on a two-RBI single by Alex Bregman and a two-run homer by Carlos Correa, making it 4-1 Astros.

The scoreboard went quiet after that inning, with both teams slowing down at the plate. Garcia put together a decent night, allowing just the one run over five innings of work, erasing some runners throughout the night. His final line: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, 94 P.

Rangers tighten it up late

Bryan Abreu was the first reliever to enter for Houston, taking over for Garcia in the top of the sixth. He worked around a leadoff single, keeping it a three-run game, then returned for a 1-2-3 top of the seventh. Correa led off with a double in the bottom of the inning, setting up a two-run Kyle Tucker homer, extending his recent hot streak and the lead to 6-1.

Ryne Stanek took over on the mound for Houston in the top of the eighth but worked himself into trouble with a single and walk to set up a three-run homer by Joey Gallo to make it a two-run game at 6-4. He would manage just one out before a walk would prompt Dusty Baker to move on to Brandon Bielak. Bielak would allow a run while getting the final two outs, making it 6-5.

Astros secure the series

After a scoreless bottom of the eighth, Ryan Pressly would try to notch another save and close the door on the Rangers. He would get the job done, sitting the Rangers down in order, keeping Houston's winning streak intact.

Up Next: The finale of this four-game set will start at 1:10 PM Central on Sunday. Lance McCullers JR. (3-1, 3.10 ERA), fresh off of a recent gem, will look to continue his success for the Astros, while Kyle Gibson (3-0, 2.28) will try to stay perfect on the season for the Rangers.

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