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October 26, 2023

Eagles’ bats soar to series win to end Coppell’s baseball season

E V Kennard
Coppell senior Brodie Scott dives to make it back to first base as Prosper first place Jordan Fernandez makes the tag on a pickoff attempt on Friday night during Game 2 of the Class 6A Region I bi-district best-of-three series. Prosper won Games 2, 10-0, and Game 3, 13-1, on Saturday at Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex to take the series.

With the bells ringing and the crowd cheering for two and a half hours, the Coppell baseball team was one win away from advancing against the nation’s No. 14-ranked team in the Class 6A Region I bi-district series Game 3. 

After a 2-1 Coppell victory in Game 1 on Thursday and 10-0 win in Game 2 on Friday, Prosper took Game 3, 13-1, on Saturday to end Coppell’s season at Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex. 

“Coming into the game we were all energized,” junior Jacoby Van Luvan said. “After that win on Thursday we knew that we had what it takes to beat them.” 

Prosper led Coppell 4-0 after the first. 

“Sometimes you get calls and sometimes you don’t,” Coppell assistant Dan Thompson said. “We have to be at our best at the things that we can control and let the umpires do their thing.”

After the expensive first inning for Coppell, the second and third featured a run each for Prosper. 

“Baseball is a hard sport,” Coppell coach Armando Garza said. “We know that we are going to lose some seniors but getting to where we are with a fighting chance against one of the top teams in the nation was nothing short of expected.” 

Finally the bases were loaded in the fourth for the Cowboys, however, they only got one run out of it. 

“We have had some hitting issues all year,” Thompson said. “Today was not the best we could have been on that end.”

With this being the seniors last game of their high school careers, the underclassmen have pledged for more succession with them in mind next year. 

“We are definitely going to come back hard next year,” Van Luvan said. “We are going to make sure next season is for the seniors.” 

With the underclassmen stepping up, Garza has high sights for the program next year.

“We are going to use this loss as fuel for next year,” Garza said. “Baseball is a hard sport and I believe in our ability to get the job done.” 

Prosper bounces back from Game 1 loss with 10-0 shutout

PROSPER – On a warm Friday night in Prosper, stands are packed with fans who made the long journey to watch the Coppell baseball team for Game 2 of the Class 6A Region I bi-district series against Prosper. 

The Eagles defeated the Cowboys, 10-0, in five innings to tie the series and force Game 3. 

“Their pitcher was on point for most of the night and we barreled some balls but they just didn’t find holes,” Coppell coach Armando Garza said.

Prosper led, 8-0, after two innings. Prosper seniors Nicholas Nava and Brady Taylor as well as junior Brody Mattox contributed to the team’s early lead.

“They came out hot,” Garza said. “They scored first and they scored early.”

On Thursday night, the Cowboys emerged victorious , 2-1, in Game 1.

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Nyah Rama
Nyah Rama, CHS9 Editor
Nyah is a junior and the CHS9 editor for The Sidekick. Although she was inspired by Rory from Gilmore Girls at 9 years old, Nyah’s journey in the school newspaper and journalism started when she won Writer of the Week during a journalism summer camp. Outside of writing for The Sidekick, Nyah is also an editor for the magazine TaHB, which focuses on topics and events in the science and medical field. When not working on a story for The Sidekick, struggling through IB classes, or editing for TaHB magazine, Nyah enjoys critiquing reality TV with her friends over FaceTime, listening to female rap artists such as Cardi B, Saweetie and Latto, and keeping up with her football team, the New York Jets. As a proud New Jerseyan, born and raised for 5 years, Nyah attributes her opinionated personality to her Jersey origin. She loves everything about the American Northeast: people’s aggressive attitudes and aggression, and the busy city lifestyle. To discuss Patrick Mahomes’ football career, share opinions on reality TV characters, or discuss rap culture, you can contact Nyah by email at [email protected] or on Instagram (@nyah_rama).    
Namir Awan
Namir Awan, Staff Photographer
Namir is a junior and a 2nd year staff writer for The Sidekick. Namir loves to watch and play basketball and football. Namir enjoys learning about history because he likes learning about the past. He also loves to play video games with his friends; his favorite game is Rocket League. Namir also works at Kumon; he enjoys working there because he enjoys helping kids learn math and reading. Namir is excited for this upcoming year as he goes into his second year of being on The Sidekick. You can contact him at [email protected].
E V Kennard
E V Kennard, Staff Writer
E V Kennard is a sophomore and first year staff writer on The Sidekick.

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