Katy Tiger Baseball: 2010 Archives

Katy Tigers Gold Glove Baseball Try-outs

The Katy Tigers Gold glove in-coming freshman summer leauge baseball team will be holding their try-outs on Sunday, May 16th @ 5pm at the Katy High School baseball field.  You need to bring your own equipment and plan on staying for a couple of hours.  There are a couple of forms that you need to fill out and turn in that day before you can try-out.  You can find these forms at www.goldglovebbinc.org. We will have a notary present to notarize the forms.  Your parent's will also need to bring their driver's license as proof of identification.

If you have questions concerning the baseball team, you can email the coaches at thomasfmcpherson@katyisd.org or call 281-237-1881.

Yours in Baseball,

Coach McPherson

 

 

A Personal Note To All the Seniors of 2010

By Randy Byers, Houston 5A Baseball

For some Seniors, this Friday is the saddest day of their baseball careers, for some parents, it's downright gut wrenching.  For all, it is a new beginning.  It's truly not the end, rather a new beginning for all of our 2010 seniors.  It has been a most enjoyable experience along the way, and while today you wish you could turn back the clock; you will grow to realize that you have learned life lessons while competing in the sport you love.  You are two times as likely to succeed under pressure in the real world.  You have learned how to compete as a team.  You have learned so much, and yet you just don't know it at this time.  So for all of your who are singing your swan song tonight, cherish this moment and remember, you have been good enough to hang with your team mates for the past several years and you will be better in the future, better in life, love & happiness.

I admire each and every one of you for your accomplishments.

Thank you for all your contributions to our baseball community and I wish each and every Senior, nothing but the best in your new chapter in life!

Randy Byers

 

 

Attn: High School Seniors: It's TASO Scholarship Application Time

In 2010, the Baseball Houston Chapter of the Texas Association of Sports Officials will award 16 scholarships of $3,000 each to outstanding seniors from the Houston area.  To be eligible for the scholarship, high school seniors must meet the following requirements:

* The graduating senior must be a member of a varsity baseball team or a student trainer

* The graduating senior must use the Houston Chapter for home games

* The graduating senior must enroll in a 2 or 4 year college or university for the fall sememster after graduating high school

* The graduating senior shall not receive an athletic scholarship in any sport

* The graduating senior must be willing to attend the awards presentation in June, 2010

If you are eligible for this scholarship and if you are committed to attending either a 2 or 4 year college or university, submit the application to the TASO-Baseball-Houston Chapter Scholarship Committee no later than April 29, 2010.  The scholarship committee will review the application and interviews for the finalist will be scheduled the week of May 17, 2010. 

To download the scholarship applications and/or for more information, visit www.houston5abaseball.com

 

2010 Katy Baseball Camp: Camp will be held in TWO GREAT SESSIONS:  June 7th-June 10th at the Katy American Little League Complex and June 14th-June 17th at the Katy Pony Baseball Complex.  For more information, click on BASEBALL CAMP.

 

2010 Varsity Team Captains Named: Andy Vance (Senior), Nick Holt (Senior), Christian Thrash (Senior) and Colt Atwood (Junior)

 

 College Commitments Class of 2010

D1 Early Signing

Matt Locus, LHP, Katy, University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) - Signed

For a complete list of college commitments visit www.houston5abaseball.com

 

 2/3/2010

Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association 2010 Pre-Season Poll - For Immediate Release

5A:
  1. BELLAIRE (HOUSTON)
  2. THE WOODLANDS
  3. PEARLAND
  4. LUFKIN
  5. SOUTHLAKE CARROLL
  6. CORPUS CHRISTI CARROLL
  7. MISSION SHARYLAND
  8. SAN ANTONIO REAGAN
  9. FLOWER MOUND
  10. KATY
4A:
  1. BRENHAM
  2. AUSTIN LAKE TRAVIS
  3. PFLUGERVILLE HENDRICKSON
  4. CORPUS CHRISTI CALALLEN
  5. CORPUS CHRISTI MOODY
  6. FORT WORTH ARLINGTON HEIGHTS
  7. CANYON RANDALL
  8. ALEDO
  9. ROCKWALL HEATH
  10. MIDLOTHIAN  and SAN MARCOS- TIE
3A:
  1. GIDDINGS
  2. JASPER
  3. LUBBOCK ESTACADO
  4. ORANGEFIELD
  5. WEST
  6. PLEASANT GROVE
  7. BRIDGE CITY
  8. CELINA
  9. PRINCETON
  10. ROBSTOWN

2A:

  1. BISHOP
  2. PONDER
  3. WHITE OAK
  4. BROCK
  5. SHALLOWATER
  6. SCHLUENBERG
  7. GUNTER
  8. ROGERS
  9. PRESIDO
  10. NEW WAVERLY
 1A:
  1. OVERTON
  2. MILES
  3. THORNDALE
  4. CAYUGA
  5. BOSQUEVILLE
  6. FLATONIA
  7. LOCKNEY
  8. WINDTHORST
  9. LOVELADY
  10. BLUE RIDGE and ARCHER CITY - TIE

 These are the top ten (10) PRE-SEASON teams for the state of Texas as of January 29, 2010.

REX SANDERS , Executive Director THSBCA

 

12/30/2009

17-5A - TIGERS MUST RELOAD IN A HURRY
BY RANDY BYERS - (c) COPYRIGHT 2009 Houston5ABaseball.com
 

The Katy Tigers won another District Championship in 2009,,, and the beat goes on.... However, 2010 may present one of Coach McPherson and Staff's toughest tasks in quite a few years.

Katy graduated one of their most talented classes again in 2009 if that's possible given the fact that they graduated stellar classes in 2006, 2007, & 2008. But the Tigers just seem to reload every year.

One thing that is different for Katy in the upcoming season; they lack that power arm that they are so well known for in past seasons. Keifer Nuncio will be difficult enough to replace but they also lost hard throwing Tyler Herr. What they do have are a couple of very crafty, very good, pitchers in Justin Cudd and Matt Locus. 

Another missing component for 2010 is the obvious power bat. Colt Atwood returns swinging at a .318 clip, and Justin Cudd did smack 5-HR in 2009, but the Tigers must find a way to replace the power of Jarred Fancher, and Andrew Stumph, A tall order indeed for Coach Mac and crew. In 2010, Katy must replace seven starters who were all very good players. 

But the Katy Tigers always seem to find a way to get it done and that's why they are a perennial power in High School Baseball year in and year out. Katy has fielded one of the most successful programs of the decade winning six district championships and making one appearance in Round Rock in the 2006, 5A Title Game vs The Woodlands. 

School Name & Team Mascot- Katy Tigers

 District- 17-5A

 Head Coach - Tom McPherson

 Assistant coaches - Mike Langan, Michael Barrow, Terry Jaimes

Previous season record (overall 25-9) (district 11-4) 17-5A Champions

Previous season play-off accomplishments-

Bi-District - Defeated Spring Woods in two games;
Area - defeated Westside in one game;
Regional Quarterfinals-Defeated Atascocita in three games;
Lost to Pearland in two games in the Regional Semi-finals

Graduated starters/Key losses-

Jarred Fancher (TCU); Andrew Stumph (Texas State); Keifer Nunico (University
of Texas); Parker Ray (Texas A & M); Tyler Herr (Minnesota Twins); Kyle Guillory (San
Jac ); Cale Hanson (Yale); Randy Picard (HBU); Ben Schmitt (Texas Lutheran); Haedan Thormaehlen (Tyler
Junior College); John Reeves (Lon Morris Junior College)

Returning Lettermen ( 3) & ( 3) Starters:           

*        Colt Atwood - ( Jr.) 1 year letterman - Outfielder

 1st Team All District Outfielder 2009 - hit .318 on the year.

 *        Justin Cudd - (Sr.) 2 year letterman & Starter - Pitcher/ Dh
1st Team All District 18 5A DH in 2008- Hit - .425 - with 5 hr's & 21  Rbi's

4 & 0 on the mound in 2008 with an ERA of 1.37 

2 & 2 with 3 saves in 2009 with an ERA of 3.370

*        Matt Locus - (Sr.) 2 year letterman - Pitcher / outfielder
2nd Team All District Pitcher 2009

6 & 0 with an ERA of 1.195

The rest of the Katy Tigers:

Seniors:

Josh Godfrey - pitcher / outfield; Daniel Gribble - 1st & DH; Nick Holt - shortstop;
Travis Lewis - catcher / 1st ;  Charles Ormond - pitcher; Nathan Smego - Pitcher / DH; Cody Speice - 2nd baseman; Christian Thrash - outfield; Andy Vance -1st baseman

Juniors: 

Andrew Coker -DH/1st;   Keegan Sanford - outfielder; Dillon Mazzoccoli - pitcher / infield; Angel Montoya -outfielder; Kyle Thompson - pitcher / infield; Trenton Tschirhart - catcher; Will Wadas - outfield / DH

Sophomores:   

Bo Brown - Catcher / pitcher; Jordan Thompson - Outfielder; Dylan Gaffney - SS / 2nd / Pitcher; Cameron Friess - catcher / infield; Ryan Phillips - infield

From the dugout- "The Tigers have been working hard during the off season. We are very excited about the upcoming 2010 baseball season." - Tom McPherson

www.houston5abaseball.com 

 

2009-2010 Baseball Dates
January 29 - First day for practice.
February 8 - First day for interschool scrimmages.
February 22 - First day for interschool games.
May 4 - District certification deadline.

 

  2010 Tigers Varsity Roster    
No. Player Position Yr
1 Thompson, Kyle Pitcher/OF 11
2 Atwood, Quinn Pitcher/OF 9
3 Thompson, Jordan OF 10
4 Atwood, Colt OF 11
5 Locus, Matt Pitcher/OF 12
6 Thrash, Christian OF 12
7 Speice, Cody 2nd 12
8 Cudd, Justin Pitcher/3rd 12
9 Ormond, Charles Pitcher 12
10 Wadas, Will OF 11
11 Summers, Josh Pitcher/OF 12
12 Lewis, Travis Catcher/1st 12
13 Smego, Nathan Pitcher 12
14 Mazzoccoli, Dillon IF/Pitcher 11
16 Brown, Bo Catcher/Pitcher 10
17 Montoya, Angel OF 11
18 Coker, Andrew 1st 11
20 Holt, Nick SS 12
21 Gaffney, Dylan IF/Pitcher 10
27 Friess, Cameron Catcher 10
30 Taylor, Nick Pitcher/IF 12
       
       
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