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)
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.