The Woodlands and College Park Meet with Playoff Positioning On the Line

By: JD Hurd II, Woodlands Online Sports
| Published 04/01/2019

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THE WOODLANDS, TX -- On Tuesday night, Scotland Yard will be the home of another chapter in the rivalry between The Woodlands and College Park. These two baseball teams are on opposite ends of the playoff spectrum, but both will be looking to pick up a much-needed win.

The Highlanders are coming off of a massive road win over Oak Ridge last Friday to enter themselves into a three-way tie for first place with Oak Ridge and Klein Collins. With both Oak Ridge and Klein Collins playing each other on Tuesday, at least one of these three teams will be knocked down to second in the District 15-6A title race.

For College Park, last Friday's loss at home to Conroe has the Cavaliers in a tough spot entering the final stretch of the season. With seven district games remaining, College Park is currently three games back of Conroe for the fourth and final District 15-6A playoff spot. A win at The Woodlands could be just enough to spark a late-season turnaround.

The March 7 meeting between these two teams was far from competitive. In a run-rule shortened game, The Highlanders put 13 runs on the Cavs in five innings. College Park starting pitcher Brandon Garza was pulled after just three innings, while The Highlanders’ Will Swope pitched all five innings, allowing no runs, and collecting eight strikeouts along the way. Swope also went 2-4 with 2 RBIs at the plate, matching the offensive production of outfielder Luke Hammond.

Tuesday night’s game will be a Woodlands Online live broadcast brought to you by Hal Watson Air Conditioning Company, with replays presented by Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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