Baseball continues playoffs success

Troylon Griffin II, Sports Editor

All throughout May, Creek’s baseball team has been playing in their annual playoffs. They recently gained much success in their game against La Porte. They played two games and won both with an ultimate score of five to zero and eleven to one. The two games were meant to be the best out of three and therefore, due to Creek winning both games, a third was not played. The five-inning, run-rule victory sent Creek into the next stage of the playoffs: regional quarterfinals.

“Playoffs have been pretty good so far.” said Austin Adams.

The playoffs started the week of May 4 in which they played Fortbend Austin. They had much success in the two games they played, getting a score of seven to four and three to two. Highlights included how Aron Solis pitched all seven innings and struck out eight batters in his outing. Right fielder Michael Rohland drew a one-out walk to get things started. Third baseman Landon Etzel shot a single up the middle to drive in Rohland, followed by first baseman Harrison Hill plating Etzel with a single shot to right field. Creek added another run to go up 3-1 in fourth inning off of a sacrifice fly by shortstop Garret Poston that drove in left fielder Austin Adams. Adams led off the inning with a double down the right field line. Parker Osburn legged out an infield single to move Adams to third base and set up the sac fly.

Aron Solis gave up one more run on an RBI single by designated hitter Brandon Rivera. The wildcat’s defense resulted in a 6-4-3 double play that ended the game.

The following week, they played La Porte.

  Creek took a 3-1 lead with a pair of runs in the third innings, then added four in both the fourth and fifth frames to put the 90 minute game on ice. Baseball Coach Kunefke highlighted the pitching of Aron Solis and Zach Esquivel. Solis made a two run single and ended up walking two and striking out six. Satchel McElroy brought the contest and series to an end with a base hit. As runs came every minute, the innings progressed.

  Andy Weisen plated the first run when he drew a bases-loaded walk. Reed Hamilton drove in two runs with a double. Jack Kelly was hit by a pitch to reload bases. Austin Adams had a really good play on the left field.

  “We just scored more runs than them and played well.” Kunefke said.

Garret Postin got two RBI singles and Michael Rohland hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the third.

“It was a good game, a great game actually,” Parker Osburn said, whom Coach Kunefke highlighted.

The team has since been preparing for their next play off games such as their game against Pearland.

  “It’s an exciting time of the year for them to play well. We have a lot of senior support so it’s definitely fun to be out there coaching them,” Kunefke said. “It’ll be tough. They knocked us out of the playoffs last year so hopefully we knock them off.