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Friendswood Mustangs High School Baseball News

2011 Friendswood Mustang News - Regional Semifinalists for the 4th year in a row!

5/24 - Friendswood 1 Magnolia 7 - Mustangs just could not shake the funk from Thursday night. But they never quit. Some players were hurting, but they kept getting up and fighting. That is what defined this team. For some reason folks think they overachieved. What is overachieving? When a team outperforms expectations or abilities. Whose expectations?, certainly not these players - they knew they could to do this! Ability - not an issue. In many folks minds - we should have gone further, but we did not! Any way you cut it - a very good season for a very good team! Top 16 teams in the state of Texas 4A Baseball.

 

5/23 - Mustangs give one away After grabbing the lead back and overcoming 3 errors and 2 baserunning mistakes, the Mustangs could not overcome the last 2 errors and gave away the lead in the 7th. We are clearly the better team, so we need to bow up and win game 2 and 3!! Jordan Wood pitched enough the win. TJ Scott was 3-3 with 2 RBI's and 2 runs scored, Peter Maetzold was 3-4 witn an RBI, Jordan Wood was 2-3 with 3 RBI's( 2 Run Homer!!) and 1 run scored, Kevin Rhodes was 2-3 with 2 runs scored. We out hit them 12-5!! Go get em in game 2 and 3 FW, like we did Foster!

 

Magnolia Boxscore            Magnolia Play by Play

 

5/19 - Mustangs  handle Angleton 7-0. Friendswood jumped on Angleton early and kept them down the whole game. Mustang pitchers shutdown the Angleton bats. Friendswood defense came thru! Jordan Wood pitched a great 6 innings allowing only 3 hits and no runs! Will Hibbs came in the 7th and shut them down with 4 pitches. On to the Semifinals, for the 4th year in a row!!

 

 

Angleton Boxscore           Angleton Play by Play
 

5/14 - Mustangs advance to Regional Quarterfinals for the 4th straight year. Mustangs will play Angleton in a one game series, Thursday 7:30 at Dawson High School. Come on out and support your Mustang Baseball Team!!

Thursday night game will be broadcast on CMC and TSRN. For CMC go to the H5AB web page and for TSRN go to the TSRN Web page.

5/13 - Mustangs easily handle Houston Davis 10-5. While it was not our best game, we took care of business. Jordan Wood pitched 4 innings , allowing 3 hits, 1 run and had 6 strikeouts. Jairus Alexander came on in relief and pitched 3 innings allowing 4 hits and 4 runs. Peter Maetzold, Jared Gaspard, Tyler Sullivan and Kevin Rhodes led the charge with the bats. Tyler was 3-4 with 2 RBI's, Jared was 2-4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI's, Kevin was 2-3 with a double and run scored and Peter was 1-3 with a triple and 2 RBI's. Defense had some highs and lows, but overall a solid game.

 

 

Davis Boxscore            Davis Play by Play

 5/7 - Mustangs win one of the best games in Mustang Baseball History. - 7 Home Runs - Maetzold (2), Bolton, Hibbs, Scott, Cook, Wood ! The Mustangs were down 6-0 and did not quit! We fought back to take the lead in the 7th, lost it and got it back in the 10th!! Will Hibbs again came in in relief and pitched awesome! All of the kids made sure we did not go down in this game. Great comeback and we are bidistrict champs!! Details below in the play by play!!

 

Box Score Foster 5-7     Play by Play Foster 5-7

 

5/6 - WOW - thrilling home playoff game - not many folks left early and the Mustangs did not let them down, winning the game 2-1 in the bottom of the 8th! The Mustangs were down 1-0 entering the bottom of the 7th. Jordan Wood led off with an infield single . Alan Cook got the two strike bunt single from Coach Taylor and executed it well, moving Wood to 2nd base. Jordan Bolton moved him to third with a single. Hibbs single brought home the tying run, but Bolton was thrown out at third , and the game went to extra innings. Hibbs shut the Falcons down in relief of Wood, striking out six of the eight batters he faced. In the eighth inning, Kennemer reached on an infield single, Maetzold reached on an error, and Gaspard brought the game-winning run home with a sharp shot up the middle.

Box Score    Play by Play

 

5/5 - Friendswood did not play its best game and lost 5-4 Thursday night. 4 errors, baserunning mistakes, dropped balls and bad hitting , and they still should have won!! So come pick up the Mustangs Friday night - they can beat this team.

Jairus Alexander pitched 5 innings, 3 earned runs. Will Hibbs came in to relieve and looked sharp, giving up no runs and striking out 4 in 2 innings work!

4/29 - Friendswood defeated Texas City 8-5 to win the District Title. Box Score 

Friday, April 29, 2011    7:06PM
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
2011 FW Varsity 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 8 10 6
Texas City 11 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 5 7 4

Great win. Jordan Wood pitched 5 Innings and gave up 5 runs, 2 earned. Jairus Alexander came in relief in the sixth and got the win. The Mustangs began the 7th inning in a 5-5 tie. Tyler Sullivan lead the inning off with a double. Kevin Rhodes walked for the 3rd time of the night, Jordan Bolton got on with  a sacrifice bunt error and we had the bases loaded. After two strikeouts, Jairus Alexander came thru with a clutch single thru the right side of the infield to score Sullivan and Rhodes. Gaspard came thru with a double to score Tanner Mertel, pinch running for Bolton. Those 3 runs were all we needed! Jairus shut them down in the 7th with 2 strikeouts, a single and a fly out to left. After the third out the Mustangs celebrated with a pile up on the Stings field, that felt good! Way to go FW.

Sophs won 8-7 and JV won 7-3 for a sweep of Texas City - always nice!

4/21 - Friendswood lost to Houston Christian 6-2 in a game where Coaches went with different lineups. We faced a good pitcher and did not hit the ball well, only 5 hits. Tyler Sullivan , Will Hibbs and Alan Cook pitched last nite. Tanner Mertel and Jared Gaspard both had really nice to the center field wall doubles.

The best news of the night was that Manvel beat Ball 12-11. All we have to do is take care of business next Friday night in TexasCity and we will be THE District Champs! Lets do this!

4/19 - Wow - what a great night at the ball park. After the fantastic pregame activities honoring our seniors and dedicating the field after Former Head Baseball coach Bobby Black, it was time for a Baseball game. Friendswood toughed out a huge 7-6 win over visiting Santa Fe. Jordan Wood notched the win. Tyler Sullivan had a huge night at the plate with 2 big doubles! Great win, Friendswood remains in first place! Friendswood clinched a playoff berth with the win, and the 1 or 2 seed.

Great game by both teams although a lot of errors were made. Friendswood starter Jordan Wood hit the lead off batter who would later score without a hit. Friendswood answered with a run in the bottom half of the inning when TJ Scott walked, stole second, and eventually scored. Santa Fe loaded the bases with one out in the second inning, but Wood managed to get out of the jam unscathed.

In the fourth, Tyler Sullivan drove in Jared Gaspard and Allen Cook on a double that got him to third base after an outfield error. Andrew Cook followed with a double to push the lead to three, and it became 5-1 after another Santa Fe outfield error.

Sullivan had another RBI-double off the wall in center field in the fifth to make it 6-1.

In the top of the sixth, Wood started to tire and Santa Fe jumped on him. Chase Schroeder had a lead-off home run, and three batters later, Andrew Yerrell drove in two on a single that made the score 6-4. Friendswood finally brought relief pitcher Will Hibbs with Wood at about 110 pitches, one out and the tying run at the plate. Hibbs got a K and a ground out to end the inning without any more runs being scored.

Friendswood got an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth to take a 7-4 lead into the seventh. Hibbs walked the first batter on a couple of very close calls. The next batter up hit a hard grounder to short that looked like a double play ball. But for the second time in the game, the ball hit the infield lip and bounced by the shortstop's head for a hit. The next batter walked on a full count, and Friendswood brought in Jairus Alexander with no outs and the bases loaded. The first Indian batter he faced grounded to third, but instead of throwing home for a 5-2-3 double play, the third baseman chased the runner from third a couple of steps and tagged him out. The next Santa Fe batter hit a high chopper to third with the throw going to second for a force out, allowing one run to score. Santa Fe's leadoff hitter Yerrell came to the plate with runners on the corners and two outs. A pitch in the dirt let the tying run advance to second. With a 2-2 count, Yerrell laced a fast ball past a diving Kevin Rhodes at second base. Rhodes managed to tip the ball, but it looked like both runs would score. Center fielder TJ Scott scooped up the ball and fired a lazer to home. The throw was a little high, but easily beat the runner. Catcher Jordan Bolton made a nice catch and tag to end the game. It was an awesome finish to a very exciting game.

We had our biggest crowd of the year last night with senior night and a ceremony to name the new field after former coach Bobby Black. This helped to add to the drama.

Friendswood remains a 1/2 game up on Galveston Ball for first. Santa Fe and Dawson are now tied for third with 6-4 records. And Manvel is a game back with a 5-5 district mark.

4/15/11 - Friendswood loses an tough one to Manvel, 5-3.  We fell behind 5-0 in the first and could not overcome the bad start. Jairus Alexander was the bright spot of the evening, pitching 5 scoreless innings in relief! Dawson lost to Ball and TC beat LaMarque in other District action Friday night. 

4/9/11 - Varsity beats Dawson for the 2nd time behind great defense, great pitching and timely hits and balls in play. Jordan Wood pitched a CG one hit shutout. Jordan Wood also had 2 triples going 2-4. Peter Maetzold went 2-3 with all 3 of our RBI's. We had several great defensive plays. With a runner on third and one out in the first inning Dawson hit a sharp line drive to RF. Matt Kennemer made the catch threw a perfect strike to Bolton at home and Bolton gunned down the runner at 3rd. In the third  Dawson had a runner on first with one out. A short pop fly was hit to Left Field. Alan Cook came flying up caught the pop up and gunned the runner at first! In the bottom of the 7th, Dawson had a runner on third with one out. A hard hit ball was hit up the middle. Kevin Rhodes made a sliding backhanded stab , hopped up and gunned the runner at first.  Great Defense gang! Great Pitching Jordan Wood! Box Score

JV won 13-1.

4/5/11 - Varsity loses a tough one to Galveston Ball. After jumping out to a 7-2 lead early, we gave up 2 2run home runs in the 6th and 7th innings to lose 8-7. Williams of Ball hit the GW walkoff homer. BoxScore. 

JV won 18-1 behind a combined no hitter by Janak and Hollier.  Sophs won 26-3.

4/1/11 - Fw run ruled Texas City Friday night 10-0, tied with Dawson at 5-1 atop the District Standings! Jordan Wood Pitched a CG 2 hitter, to run his record to 4-0! TJ Scott was 2-3 with an RBI, Jared Gaspard was 2-3 with 3 RBI's, Jordan Wood as 2-2 with a double and Matt Kennemer was 2-2 with 2 RBI's. Great team defense also made this win enjoyable. Well done! Box Score

JV won 9-2. C. Dao picked up the win with 5 innings of 4 hit pitching. J McKinley picked up the save, with 2 innings of shutout work.

Sophs won 19-4. They are undefeated in District!!

3/25/11 - In a thrilling game, Friendswood came back from a 2-0 deficit to win the game 3-2! Tyler Sullivan pitched a complete game 5 hitter with 5 strikeouts and one earned run. Santa Fe grabbed the lead in the 4th after 3 1/2 innings of scoreless ball. Santa Fe scratched out 2 runs on an error, a double and 2 singles. The score stayed 2-0 until the dramatic 7th! Allen Cook started FW off with single up the middle. Joran Bolton got on with a fielders choice and Allen was forced out at 2nd. After a strikeout there were two outs. Kevin Rhodes got down in the count 0-2 and laced a hard hit line drive to left field, advancing Bolton to 2nd. TJ Scott worked the count to 3-2, after fouling off a pitch he drove the next pitch to left field for a 3 run HR, giving FW the lead!

Santa Fe got runners on 1st and 3rd with a single and walk, but Tyler got the next two outs with a strikeout swinging and a chopper to 1st! Great win for FW. Clutch hits by Allen, Kevin and TJ!

Sophs beat Santa Fe 8-6 behind 4 RBI's from Hunter Kirkland.

JV lost 5-2 to Santa Fe.

3/22/11 - Friendswood defeats Manvel 7-5. Jordan Wood pitched 6 innings, 4 hits, 3 earned runs. Will Hibbs picked up the save. Wood helped his cause with a 2 run home run. Jordan Bolton had a 2 RBI single. Jared Gaspard had 2 doubles,  8 of the Mustangs starting 9 had hits! Great win.

 

JV won 6-4 and Sophs won 10-2. Clean sweep of Manvel.

 

3/15/11 - Friendswood wins a tight game vs Dawson 2-0. Jordan Wood pitched 6 strong innings of 4 hit ball, with 9 Strikeouts. Will Hibbs came in and shut them down in the 7th. While we only had two hits, double by TJ Scott and a single by Jordan Wood, we scratched out 2 runs, one by TJ and one by Kevin Rhodes. Great win.

3/12/11  - Friendswood loses to Montgomery 3-2 in a game where we could only get 3 hits total, defeat Pearland 4-2 and beat Dulles 8-6. Finished 3-1 in the Alvin tournament beating 3 5A teams. Friendswood JV made it to the Championship game of the South Houston tournament and lost to a tough Deer Park team. Friendswood Sophs won the Santa Fe tournament , defeating Santa Fe 6-5.12/31/2010 - Baseball is around the corner. We will be asking for volunteers for the following activities; 100 inning game(BBQ Sales and Player Feed), Mini Camp, Golf Tournament, Concession Stand, Tshirt Sales and others!

3/10/11 - Friendswood crushes 5A Fort Bend Austin. Jordan Wood pitched a complete game 1 hitter as FW run ruled them in 5. Lots of great offensive performances - Tanner Mertel - Home Run, TJ Scott - Grand Slam! Tyler Sullivan 2-2, 1 run , 1 rbi
Jordan Wood 1-2 , 1 run , 1 RBI, Kevin Rhodes 1-2, triple, 2 runs, 1 RBI, Peter Maetzold 1-2 , 2 runs , 1 RBI, Alan Cook 1-1, 1 run, 2 RBIS !

2/18/2011 - Friday scrimmages were all impacted by Fog. Varsity only got in 1 game vs. Laporte and lost ugly 5-2. Jv got in 4 innings and were winning 7-1 when the game was called for fog. Sophs were fogged out totally. Bummer!

2/15/2011 - 2nd scrimmages were Tuesday night. All 3 teams won. Leading the charge for the varsity were several folks with strong games at the plate - Jairus Alexander was 3-4 with 2 RBI's and 2 runs scored, Alan Cook was 2-3 with an RBI, Kevin Rhodes was 2-2 with an RBI, Gunner Holle was 2-4 with an RBI and 3 runs scored and Logan Varner was 1-2 with an RBI.

2/12/2011 - Folks we had a fantastic weekend. We had strong participation numbers, not 100% but above average, in the fundraiser. We will be able to make a very nice donation to the program. Improvements underway are helmet storage , bat racks, water coolers and the right benches for the dugouts! This was the first year we have ever done the food ourselves, and even with the BBQ meat stumble, feedback was good. For those who did not get meals, we apologize, we had an extra pan of meat which would have been perfect. We sent this home with folks! We had the best weather we have ever had on Saturday! We had more folks just watching than we have had in the past.  We sold over 350 meals.  Great start to the season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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