Cowboys corral Mustangs for sweep in series


Varsha Kanneganti

The Coppell Cowboys Baseball team shakes hands with the JJ Pearce Mustangs after Friday night’s game at the Coppell Baseball / Softball Complex. The Cowboys defeated the Mustangs with a score of 7-1.

Nolan Sanders, Staff Writer

Coppell concluded a two-game sweep of J.J. Pearce in District 9-6A with a 7-1 victory Friday night at Cowboy Field.


The Cowboys had six hits, including one solo home run hit by third baseman Kalen Clark.


“We got the best result we could ask for,” Clark said. “[The home run] felt really good. That was my second of the season. It’s one of the best feelings in the world.”


Junior centerfielder Blake Jackson, hitting second in the lineup, took a base on balls and was able to advance to third on two wild pitches. Junior infielder Nick Vernars knocked Jackson in on a ground ball up the middle on a 2-2 count, scoring the first run of the game.


The Cowboys went scoreless for two innings but were able to put two more runs on the board in the fourth, and then two more in both the fifth and sixth.


CHS senior pitcher John Cashimere was on the mound for the entire game, throwing 108 pitches. He walked only one batter and struck out 10.


Coppell senior designated hitter Reid Valentine reached base in all three appearances at the plate, hitting a double, triple and reaching a base on balls.


The game ended in the top of the seventh after a pop up to second base and two strikeouts. After the opposing teams shook hands, Coppell’s team manager junior Chris Jackson was seen leaving the dugout to sweep the plate with a broom, which got some good laughs from both the stands and press box. The Cowboys had played the Mustangs in Richardson, which also resulted in a 7-1 win.


The victory against the Mustangs marks their 16th overall and fourth in district competition. As of now, Coppell’s overall record is 16-3-1. The Cowboys host Lake Highlands at 7:30 p.m. Monday night before traveling to Dallas to play the Wildcats on Thursday night.