Katy Tiger Baseball: 2013 Archives

Saturday, January 5
Houston 5A Baseball Presents Returning Strength Team Preview

"The Tigers found themselves in a familiar place after the 2012 season, District Champions and preparing for another playoff run.  In the past 11 years, Katy has either shared the District Championship or won it outright seven times while making ten playoff appearances".

For entire story visit Houston 5A Baseball at www.houston5abaseball.com

Tuesday, January 15
2013 Tryout Information

Katy Tiger Baseball Tryout Information

Baseball try-outs are just around the corner!  We will begin our after school practices on January 25th.  The sub-varsity will workout during 5th period and will practice after school from 4:30pm - 6:30pm. The varsity players will start their practices during 7th period and continue on until 4:30pm.  We will workout on Saturdays!

Try-outs will begin on Friday, January 25th at 4:30pm and continue on to January 26th, when the final cuts will be made.  There will be another try-out for the basketball players when their season is over.  You need to bring your own gloves, bats, cleats, and work out clothes.  You also need all your paperwork turned in and your physical on file before you will be allowed to try out.  You can pick up the physical packet and UIL forms from Coach Mac's office or the trainer's office.

We will have a parent meeting for the parents of the players that made one of the teams on Wednesday, January 30th in the West Campus Cafeteria.  This is a manditory meeting for all parents.  We will pass out schedules and maps to games, as well as go over all rules and regulations.

The weight room and the baseball field will be open for your use after school.  There is not much time left, so make the most of it.  Get your arms and legs in shape!


Tuesday, January 15
Parent Meeting

Dear Katy Tiger Baseball Parents -

The Katy High School Baseball Coaching Staff would like to invite you to the Katy Tigers' Baseball Parent Meeting and Pot Luck Dinner that will be held on Wednesday, January 30th @ 6:30pm in the West Campus Cafeteria.  At this meeting, we will address several important issues.  We will introduce our coaching staff and booster club representatives, supply schedules & maps to the games, go over rules & regulations, and enjoy great food.  We have been doing this for several years now and we have had a tremendous response from the parents.  In order to ensure that we have a variety of food, we have organized the following:

Senior Parents:  Meat

Junior Parents:  Vegetable Dishes and Casseroles

Sophomore Parents:  Salads and Breads

Freshman Parents:  Desserts

We hope you will be able to attend and are looking forward to meeting all of you.

Coach Tom McPherson, Head Baseball Coach

Wednesday, January 23
2013 Hit-A-Thon

Dear Katy Tiger Baseball Fans, Family and Friends;

The 2013 baseball season is upon us and our players and coaches are very excited about the great opportunities to have another successful season.  We would like for you to be a part in helping the Tigers achieve their goals!  As we have done in the past, the Katy Tiger Baseball Program will raise money to help fund the cost of equipment, supplies, and projects to improve our field and maintain it's rating as one of the top high school baseball programs and facilities in Texas.  Due to the expense of these items, we are asking for your support.

There are 2 ways individuals may donate to our program:

1st: Player Pledges:  Each player will get 5 swings to see how far he can hit the ball.  We will then measure the distance to where the ball landed in the air.  In advance, each player will have obtained pledge forms filled out by family, friends and supporters.  Each pledged amount will then be multiplied by his longest hit.  For example; if a player gets 2 pledges, one for $0.30 per foot and one for $0.10 per foot, and the longest ball he hits at the Hit-A-Thon is 300 feet, then the $0.30 sponsor would donate $90.00 and the $0.10 sponsor would donate $30.00, for a total of $120.00 to the Katy Baseball Program.

2nd: Straight Donations:  You can take all the guesswork out of it and donate any amount of money you choose to the program.  The amount will not be determined by the hitting distances or home runs.

With the help and hard work of these young men, we can make our 2013 season one of the most successful baseball season ever and help these young men make memories that they will treasure for a lifetime.  Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at the ballpark soon!

Yours in Baseball,

Coach McPherson


Wednesday, January 23
2013 Katy Invitational Varsity Tournament
The Katy Tigers will host the 2013 Katy Invitational Varsity Baseball Tournament on Feb 28th-Mar 2nd where four premier Houston area teams (Katy, Pearland Dawson, Kingwood Park, and Cy Lakes) will be competing for bragging rights and where coaches will be developing their strategies and rosters for the upcoming season. A spring training showcase right here in our own back yard. We would like to invite all of you to come out and watch some great Tiger Baseball !

We are currently looking for sponsors for this upcoming tournament to cover the cost of umpires, game balls, tournament programs, extra field usages, etc. Our sponsorship levels range from $25 to $500. Recognition of our sponsors will be given throughout the tournament as well as a listing or ad in our tournament program.  Sponsorship forms will be available at the parent meeting on January 30th and posted to the website soon.

We will also need volunteers to donate food/drink items, work concession stand, run the scoreboard, etc.  There will be a sign up sheet at the parent meeting.  Please sign up then. 

Your continued support of the Katy Tiger Baseball program is greatly appreciated.

Handout: Katy Invitational Sponsorship Form

2013 Tiger Wish List: 

Another exciting year of Katy baseball is upon us and the baseball program is asking for your support. Katy athletes have always been a strong force in our community and the community has always taken pride and supported all of our amateur athletes.

What we need is to be able to provide the baseball program the rest of the financial support needed for the consumable and depreciable items that our annual budget doesn't support. Items such as additional baseballs and gear and items that degrade like pitching mounds and home plate covers, fence boards and tires on the portable hitting cages.

The 2013 Katy"Wish List" handout is below. If you are interested in donating any of the items on the Wish List or would like to make a monetary donation to go toward any of these items, please contact Teri Gaffney at gaffneykaty@aol.com for more information.

Thank you in advance for your continued support of the Katy Tigers.

Pre-Season Tournament Results:

The Varsity Katy Tigers were named CHAMPIONS in each of the three pre-season tournaments that they participated in.

2013 Katy ISD Baseball Tournament

2013 Katy Invitational Baseball Tournament

2013 Kenny Crafton Baseball Tournament

Congratulations to the VARSITY KATY TIGERS!

2013 All-District 19-5A Awards - Katy Tiger Selections

First Team

Zach Wilson - Pitcher

Colton Asheim - Catcher

Quinn Atwood - Outfield

Taylor Cox - Newcomer of the Year (tied)

Second Team

Carson Lance - Pitcher

Kiley Huddleston - First Base

Paul Delagarza - Outfield

Honorable Mention

Austin Frick- Infield

Isaac Garcia - Infield