High school baseball: Fab Fives and notes


FAB FIVES

• Class 6A

1. Hendrickson (19-4)

2. Lake Travis (20-3-1)

3. Round Rock (17-5)

4. Vandegrift (17-7)

5. Vista Ridge (16-7)

• Class 5A

1. McCallum (15-3-1)

2. Rouse (17-6-1)

3. Georgetown (19-7)

4. Cedar Park (18-5)

5. Dripping Springs (20-9-1)

• Class 4A and below

1. Liberty Hill (20-2)

2. Lago Vista (22-3)

3. Hyde Park (21-7)

4. Thorndale (14-4)

5. Giddings (11-5)

DIAMOND BITS

Lake Travis fell to No. 3 in the weekly Class 6A state poll compiled by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association after a loss to Vista Ridge last week, and the Cavaliers are in danger of falling out of the state poll for the first time this season after a 2-1 loss to Vandegrift on Tuesday. Senior right-hander Parker Bond recorded his sixth win of the season for the Vipers. … A walkoff RBI single by Jacob Wilson gave Vista Ridge its 6-5 victory over the Cavs last week. The win helped the Rangers secure a playoff spot out of District 25-6A, along with Lake Travis, Hays and Vandegrift. … Hays clinched its playoff berth by sweeping Vandegrift last week, when Rebels pitcher Weston Wolf struck out 10 and allowed just one run in a complete-game 2-1 victory. … Kolby Kelton was 4 for 4 with a home run as Stony Point blasted McNeil 11-1 Tuesday in District 13-6A action. With little more than a week left in the regular season, just a game separates third-place Pflugerville, fourth-place Stony Point and fifth-place Cedar Ridge in the district standings.. … District 19-5A remains tight at the top, with Georgetown and Rouse tied for first with two district losses apiece and Cedar Park a game back with three losses. Georgetown starter Justin Murphy threw a complete game, two-hit shutout in a 5-0 victory over Rouse last week, but the Eagles then fell to Cedar Park 3-1 Tuesday. … Since losing to district-leading McCallum 2-0 on March 24, Austin High has won six consecutive District 25-5A games by a combined score of 73-1. Nick Mendevil and Liam Ozdil, who have a combined 46 RBIs entering this week, pace the Maroons’ attack. … A 10-game winning streak has propelled Liberty Hill to the top of the District 19-4A standings and its first appearance in the THSBCA Class 4A state poll. Pitchers Wyatt Cheney (1.16 ERA, 57 strikeouts) and Chandler Freeman (1.01 ERA, 48 Ks) have fueled the Panthers’ surge. … Logan Fisher struck out 11 while holding Rosebud-Lott to two hits and one run in Thorndale’s 8-1 victory last week. The Bulldogs received votes in the latest THSCBA Class 2A state poll.

GAMES TO WATCH

• Friday

(All games at 7 p.m. unless noted)

Lake Travis at Vandegrift

Rouse at Hutto

Round Rock at Hendrickson

Lampasas at Liberty Hill, 7:30 p.m.

Austin High at Hyde Park, 7:30 p.m.

— Thomas Jones



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