The Grapevine and Colleyville Heritage baseball teams got their seasons underway with the Grapevine First Pitch Classic tournament last week, and continue the tournament portion of their schedules this weekend.
The teams will meet on March 14 in their first district game against one another. This will be the last season the district rivalry will be played out between the schools before realignment moves Colleyville Heritage into the newly created Class 6A, while Grapevine will be in the smaller 5A with Fort Worth ISD schools.
Where: Midland Tournament, Feb. 27-March 1. Thursday vs. El Paso Montwood, Friday vs. El Paso Hanks and Odessa Permian, Saturday vs. El Paso Franklin and Amarillo Randall.
Record: Grapevine (2-4)
Last year’s area champion Mustangs opened the season by hosting the Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine First Pitch Classic last weekend. New head coach Jeff Harp guided his team to wins against Boswell and Poteet but lost to Mansfield, Canyon, Tascosa and Flower Mound.
“A couple of our kids played pretty well throughout the tourney,” Harp said. “David Fry was solid and came up with some big hits for us, and Antonio Lima always seemed to be on base and played a quality second base.”
Harp also had praise for his bench.
“Dominick DiBella, David Ash, Chris Lacy, and Grant McClelland pitched pretty well.”
Where: TYDE Classic Tournament February 27-March 1. Thursday vs. Fort Worth Paschal and Mansfield High School. Friday vs. Lubbock Monterey and Arlington Martin. Saturday vs. Lubbock Coronado and Conroe.
Record: Colleyville Heritage (4-2)
The Panthers also hosted the First Pitch Classic this weekend. Head coach Alan McDougal was the tournament director.
The Panthers went 0-2 Thursday, with losses to Plano West and Midlothian.
They came back to win the weekend’s next four games against Canyon, Flower Mound, Keller Central and Mansfield.