Making The Rounds

North Shore QB Dematrius Davis making spring recruiting trips

The North Shore QB will be making multiple campus visits this month Vype

North Shore freshman quarterback Dematrius Davis busted onto the scene in 2017.

The freshman's first start at quarterback for Houston football power, North Shore, came in the first round of the playoffs.

Davis ended up guiding the Mustangs all the way to the Region III-6A Quarterfinals against Katy.

In Davis' four playoff games he passed for 814 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Davis completed 60 percent of his passes going 43 of 71 in those four games.

Thanks to that playoff surge, Davis has had a very busy offseason.

Davis competed at the Nike Football The Opening at Legacy Stadium in March, recently at the Rivals Three-Stripe camp and has been making visits.

Davis visited Texas and Texas A&M in February to start the tour. Last weekend, Davis went downtown to visit with the University of Houston and coach Major Applewhite and the next day traveled to Waco to check out Baylor.

"I like it, the coaches at these colleges talk to me in a good way giving me the feeling that I can play at the next level," Davis said about his recent visits.

Davis currently holds an official offer from Baylor and said coaches for the Bears talked to him the entire time about playing quarterback for them.

Davis is planning on visiting the University of Louisiana at Lafayette this weekend. Davis may also visit LSU as well since he will be in the state.

Davis told VYPE he will be visiting Rice University on April 21 as well.

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Houston's winning streak is up to nine

Astros secure series over Orioles as winning streak continues

Zack Greinke provided another long outing for his team on Tuesday. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images.

After continuing their recent dominance with a lopsided win over this Orioles team on Monday in the rain-plagued opener, the Astros eyed number nine in a row if they could do it again on Tuesday. Though not as one-sided, the Astros would get the victory to secure the series win.

Final Score: Astros 3, Orioles 1

Astros' Record: 45-28, first in the AL West

Winning Pitcher: Zack Greinke (8-2)

Losing Pitcher: Jorge Lopez (2-9)

A tame start for Houston's offense

After a scoreless first inning on both sides, Myles Straw started the scoring with two outs in the top of the second, sneaking a ball off and over the left-field wall just out of the grasp of Austin Hays for a solo homer to put Houston ahead 1-0. After Baltimore tied the game in the third, the game remained gridlocked 1-1 until the top of the seventh, when Chase McCormick would reach on a one-out infield single then raced around to score on a Myles Straw RBI single, putting Houston back in front 2-1.

Greinke pitches into the eighth

Over that span, Zack Greinke was getting efficient innings against Baltimore's lineup. He allowed that trying run in the third, which came after a one-out walk moved to third on a single, then scored on a sac fly. That was one of his few moments with runners in scoring position, as he erased a single in the first, a single in the fourth, and a double in the seventh to maintain the new 2-1 lead.

The Astros loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the eighth but came away with only one run of insurance on a McCormick sac fly, making it 3-1 as Greinke returned to the mound to continue working. He allowed a leadoff single then retired the next batter before Dusty Baker would come out to get him as the left-handed portion of the lineup was due up and a better match for Brooks Raley, who had been warming. Greinke's final line: 7.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 91 P.

Astros make it nine in a row

Raley completed the eighth for Greinke with two strikeouts to strand the inherited runner. With it still a two-run game in the bottom of the ninth, Ryan Pressly entered for the save. He erased a two-out single to finish things off, giving Houston their ninth win in a row and securing the series with a chance at the sweep in the finale.

Up Next: The finale of this three-game set will be another 6:05 PM Central start time on Wednesday. Thomas Eshelman (0-0, 1.93 ERA) will be on the mound for Baltimore to face the Astros, while Jose Urquidy (5-3, 3.65 ERA) will start for Houston.

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