When the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association’s Class 5A No. 1 team Colleyville Heritage and No. 9 Grapevine meet for what should be a battle for the District 8-5A championship next week, it will conjure up several story lines.
Senior leadership is usually critical to a team’s success. So when a junior steps into a leadership role or produces for his team in a big way, his coach and fans typically take notice. Enter Jonathan Hearn, a junior catcher for the Grapevine baseball team.
Mansfield gets home win over Lamar, TCU commit gets shutout for Timber Creek, and Chisholm Trail, Arlington Heights, Birdville, Colleyville Heritage, Grapevine, Burleson Centennial and Kennedale also post shutout wins.
The Grapevine boys baseball team was at the top of the District 8-5A standings following Grapevine’s sweep of Birdville last week and appears to be in a rhythm that could spell trouble for the rest of Class 5A.
If L.D. Bell baseball coach Paul Gibson gets feelings of déjà vu this season, it’s understandable. This season he has six players on the varsity and three on the junior varsity whose older brothers were previously a part of the program.
For recent products of the Keller, Justin Northwest, Southlake Carroll and Grapevine baseball programs, this Major League Baseball season could be the start of something great — or a last chance. - The Lonnquist Notes