The Tomball Christian Warriors varsity baseball team secured its first-ever district championship this week after topping rival Galveston O’Connell 12-4 on Monday.

The Warriors (12-4) now advance to the TCAL 3A state tournament for the second consecutive season.

“We’ve really come together as a team and are playing good baseball. I couldn’t be prouder of this group of boys.” – Philip Wilkins (Head Coach)

Tomball Christian, a homeschool sports organization, finished 9-3 in TCAL District 3. The team led its district with a 2.04 team ERA and a .360 team batting average, outscoring its opponents 114-39.  This season the team was paced by senior Jack Stockton (3-2), leading all Texas TCAL pitchers with 74 strikeouts in 41 innings pitched, while posting a 1.54 ERA. Freshman Jordan Holland (3-1) finished second on the team in strikeouts with 35 in 20 innings pitched, posting a 2.71 ERA.

“As a homeschool team, I think we come into every game feeling like we have something to prove.  I think we earned a lot of respect from other schools this year.” – Jack Stockton (Sr. Pitcher)

While Stockton led the team in hitting with a .547 batting average, it was Junior Ethan Wilkins who generated much of the team’s offense, driving in 23 runs in 15 games while slugging .685.

2017 is just the third year of baseball for Tomball Christian and a significant improvement over a 4-8 season in 2016. The team now sets its sights on the TCAL state baseball tournament, which will be held in Houston May 12-13 at Baseball USA.