For Kelly Gruber, Westlake’s title-winning run at the 1980 state baseball tournament was mostly a blur.
“My head was still spinning,” said Gruber, who just 24 hours before the Chaparrals’ state semifinal was the 10th overall pick of the major-league draft, selected by the Cleveland Indians. “For a young buck my age, it wasn’t easy keeping my mind straight.”
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Class 4A baseball state tournament records for hitting
1. David Gruber;Westlake;1984;6-7;(.857)
(tie) James Garner;CC Calallen;1998;6-7;(.857)
3. Leland Dove;Corsicana;1958;5-6;(.833)
(tie) Matt Fisher;Brenham;1986;5-6;(.833)
5. Scotty Self;Cleburne;1979;4-5;(.800)
(tie) Richard Mendoza;Arlington Hts.;1996;4-5;(.800)