FRENSHIP TIGER SUMMER BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
AMARILLO -- Bad days inevitably happen in baseball. Sometimes they stack on top of each other and a team has to figure out a way to fight out of a slump.
Recipes for playoff success can include a lot of different ingredients. Pitching behind in counts and leaving pitches up in the strike zone aren’t among them, and in fact are an unsavory way to spoil any chance of prevailing.
For two weeks now, Lubbock-Cooper has taken a heads-down, businesslike approach to playoff opponents and the results have been hard to argue with: Two romps against Tascosa followed by a pair of one-hit shutouts to glide past El Paso Hanks.
FORT STOCKTON -- Missed early chances can haunt a team in postseason baseball, so when Lubbock-Cooper squandered an early scoring opportunity against El Paso Hanks in the second game of a Class 5A best-of-three area-round series, it could’ve been concerning.
FORT STOCKTON -- Lubbock-Cooper got a stern test for 5 innings Friday when it tangled with El Paso Hanks in the opening game of a Class 5A area-round series.
To become the hunted in the playoffs, you have to accomplish a lot over the months leading up to this point of a season.
Pirate seniors Cade Bingham & Kaleb Scull talk about their team's first challenge this week vs. Tascosa.
Seems that Estacado has the dramatic rally thing crossed off its to-do list as the playoffs arrive.
Bigger games and potential bigger victories are on the horizon for Lubbock-Cooper and Coronado, but there isn’t any harm in rolling through a few intense test runs before that next phase of the season arrives.
With the regular-season finish line in sight, several city baseball teams have business to take care of in the next two games.
Monterey added the final touch to its first-ever District 4-5A championship by outslugging Lubbock High 10-4 Friday at Lady Plainsmen Field.
For every conceivable reason, Lubbock-Cooper could have taken the diamond Friday night at Moegle Field flat and uninspired when it took on Monterey to wrap up the week in District 4-5A.
Lubbock-Cooper used a solid team effort Thursday on the second day of the Region 1-5A Tournament to punch a ticket to the 2021 State Tournament next month.
Lubbock-Cooper took care of business in its first chance to add some hardware to its collection with a 3-0 victory vs. Monterey at Moegle Field.
After a few early chances slipped though Monterey’s grasp Tuesday night, Tatianna Trotter wasn’t about to let another golden opportunity get away.
ABILENE -- Lubbock-Cooper’s day had not gone well for most of the first 5 innings against Abilene Wylie ace Brooks Gay.
Staring at a loss that could’ve dashed the chance at a District 4-5A championship, Coronado came out fighting in the last 2 innings Tuesday to rally past Abilene Wylie.
As the District 2-6A stretch run arrives, Frenship has some work to do to climb into the pole position, but the Tigers have definitely jumped squarely into the rearview mirror of frontrunners Odessa Permian and Midland Lee.