It’s Officially Spring! War Eagle Baseball Leads Off

Forget Punxsutawney Phil. Don’t look at the calendar. The smell of freshly cut grass and old leather, combined with the familiar ping of aluminum on horsehide can mean only one thing: Spring is finally here. War Eagle baseball officially started their season last night in College Station against the A&M Consolidated Tigers.  After a successful pre-season stacked with quality competition, Oak Ridge was downed by A&M 9-5 but there were some good things to come out of this loss.

Clean-up hitter Matt Burke had a double and went yard knocking in four of the War Eagles five runs. Blake Stoehr continued his 2010 torrid all-district hitting pace with three hits and a run. Justen Heuermann pitched three solid innings before the A&M bats could figure him out. Heuermann is hitting spots already which is huge so early in any baseball season. Dylan Cyr had a couple of base knocks and played a solid third base, and Kyle Mims contributed a hit. Connor Sarant, Logan Boren, and Jeremy Dryer (running for catcher-Althouse) all passed go.

Next up for the War Eagles is the War Eagle Classic which includes a Thursday doubleheader starting at 5:00 pm against Deer Park and a 7:30 pm tilt against former district foe New Caney. On Friday, Oak Ridge has Channelview at 7:30 pm and then finishes up with former Houston Astro Craig Biggio‘s team from St. Thomas at noon on Saturday.

Further information about War Eagle baseball can be found at www.oakridgehsbaseball.com.

BOX

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E L
Oak Ridge War Eagles 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 5 8 2 8
A&M Consolidated 1 0 0 2 6 0 9 7 3 4

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Doug Sarant, Oak Ridge Now

Born and raised in New England, Doug promises he got to Texas as fast as he could. He earned the much needed "piece of paper" from Sam Houston State, proving to himself he could start and finish something. Doug's interests include coaching and playing any sport and still plays lacrosse competitively. He also enjoys going to dinner theaters, though he complains there just aren't enough of them in the area. Doug was brought up in a cultured environment, having suffered through dozens of symphonies and operas with his way too over-educated mother. At the end of the day, Doug is just a dad and husband and claims to be good at both.

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