Lee outfielder Bates commits to La. Tech

Robert E. Lee’s Parker Bates will continue his baseball career in the 2016-17 season at Louisiana Tech University. The incoming senior made the announcement Tuesday evening on Twitter. “Proud to say I have officially committed to play baseball at Louisiana Tech University #WeAreLATech,” Bates…

Class 3A All-State baseball team

  Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association Class 3A All—State Baseball Team Player of the Year — Bailey Horn, West Coach of the Year — Cory Beckham, West First Team Pitchers — Bailey Horn, West, jr.; Jackson Tyner, Edgewood, sr.; Foxx Smith, Redwater, sr. Reliever — Reagan Pitts, Little River Academy, sr. Catcher

John Tyler DT Jones commits to Houston

  The Cougars just added a little more Cujo. John Tyler defensive tackle Braylon Jones gave his commitment to play at the University of Houston on Twitter late Monday night. Jones, who can make his pledge official on National Signing Day in February, would join former JT standouts Greg Ward and Tyus Bowser on the Cougars’ roster. “I’m

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