State-ranked Cowboys get final tuneup before starting district action


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The Coppell boys baseball team and the Montgomery Bears stand for the Pledge of Allegiance during the second game of the Brenham tournament on March 1. The Cowboys will play their third tournament at home and at Prosper starting tomorrow.

Sofia Guerrero, Staff Writer

After traveling to tournaments at McKinney Boyd and Brenham, the Coppell boys baseball team finally gets to take its home field in a six-game tournament at Cowboy Field.



The Cowboys will take on Flower Mound, Georgetown, Southlake Carroll. Denton Guyer, Prosper and Sachse over three days, with two games on Friday and Saturday in Coppell. The Cowboys games will move to Prosper on Saturday.


On Friday afternoon, Coppell will go head-to-head against Georgetown at 4 p.m. Coppell (8-2) comes in ranked 13th in Class 6A, while Georgetown (6-4) ranks 18th in Class 5A.


The Cowboys won four of five games in both the McKinney Boyd and Brenham tournaments.


“All those games we played before the district season begins are to get a bunch of at-bats so kids recognize pitches and have more quality at-bats,” Coppell coach Kendall Clark said. “Also, you want your fielders to field some balls and work out any issues that you have.”


CHS senior pitcher Rye Gunter will face Georgetown senior pitcher Wesley Gafford tomorrow afternoon.


“From the background work that we’ve done, [Gafford] is going to be pretty good but he’s not dominant good,” Clark said. “We can hit him, we can get some good swings on him, and we can beat him. As far as Rye goes, he has the ability to get anyone out all day long, he just has to throw more strikes and make his pitch count go further.”


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