Saginaw Rough Rider Baseball
2015 Season Wrap-up
We ended the season with every player making their grades all season long. Three of our players suffered season ending injuries before the season started. Two of them never actually got to play and the one who did ended up reinjuring himself after coming off knee surgery from a football injury. We ended the season with a 3-8 record and had to cancel 15 games due to weather. It was a trying season with all of the rescheduling and canceling that occurred this year, but overall the kids worked hard and improved enough to have an impact next year at the JV level.
We lost one player to grades and he was the only one in the program. Weather played a big role in rescheduling and canceling as well. We finished our season with a record of 4-3-1. We canceled 18 games with our JV due to bad weather. Our JV consisted of four juniors and 11 sophomores and half of them will be competing for a varsity spot next year.
We were disappointed to have missed the play-offs by one game. The weather played a role in hurting this team because we were limited with practice time and pre-district games. We knew we had our hands full at the beginning of the season because we only had one starter back from the previous two seasons. We graduated thirteen seniors and it took our replacement players some time to get used the varsity level, but they showed a great deal of improvement during the second half of district. Beating Wichita Falls Rider was a big win for us because they were number six in the state and were sporting an 18-2 record at the time. The following players were selected to all-district honors: 1st Team – Morry Watson Pitcher; Hunter Grice Outfield; Cliff Lunceford Outfield; Jared Tomblin Utility; Newcomer of the Year – Bryson Hill Pitcher/Infield; 2nd Team – Jose Muñoz Pitcher; Garrett Wilcox Third Base and Josh Villarreal was Honorable Mention Catcher. The following were named to the Academic All-District Team: Tyler Dudley, Morry Watson, Hunter Grice, Cliff Lunceford, Jared Tomblin, Bryan Agosto, Bryson Hill, Garrett Wilcox and Luke Brinkley. The following seniors were named to the Texas High School Coaches Association Academic All-State and the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association Academic All-State Team: Hunter Grice, Morry Watson, Cliff Lunceford, Jared Tomblin, and Tyler Dudley. We ended our season with a 14-11 record and our kids worked hard all year and they battled until the end. We won our last three district games to end the season. Great bunch of kids who will be successful in life and should have a good college life. Morry Watson is the only player who will play college baseball. He received a scholarship to pitch at Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas. I would like to thank the players, parents, game workers, administrators, coaches, and maintenance for dealing with the numerous of rescheduling and cancellations that occurred this season.
*Video courtesy of Victoria Quintanilla