April 24th- The baseball team lost twice to The Shelton School last week, 13-2 and 11-4 to close out the season. In the first game, Aidan McCourt, Chris Hovde, and Payton Hill had hits for the Cougars. The highlight was being able to play at the Frisco Roughriders’ minor league ballpark. In the second game, Hovde pitched still another gem, going 5.2 innings and striking out 10. At the plate, Jake Boozer had two hits, including a triple, while Hill had three base knocks, one for a double. Reicher got an early lead and held a 4-3 advantage into the 7th inning before the Chargers plated eight runners. Despite the disappointing outcome, it was heartening to play the possible district champs such a close game. Before the game our three seniors, Chris Hovde, Ryan Perez, and Letrell Toussaint, were recognized for their contributions to Reicher baseball over the years.
April 16th- The baseball team lost twice to McKinney Christian last week, 19-0 and 8-1. In the first game, Chris Hovde broke up the no-hitter with a single in the 4th inning. In the second game, Hovde pitched another gem, going 5.2 innings and striking out 10, while walking only one. He also drove in Max Aucoin with the Cougars’ only run. Ryan Perez added two hits for Reicher. Our season ends Friday at 6:00pm with the Senior Night game vs. Dallas Shelton. We will be recognizing Chris Hovde, Ryan Perez, and Letrell Toussaint. April 10th- The Reicher baseball team dropped a couple of non-district games last week, falling 11-0 to the Austin Royals Home School team and 8-2 to Bryan Brazos Christian. Freshmen Cade Dawkins and Jake Boozer had both of the hits against the Royals, while junior Aidan McCourt slapped a single against the Eagles. Junior Payton Hill pitched four strong innings against Brazos Christian, striking out seven. Reicher is now 1-11 on the season. The Cougars resume district play Tuesday and Friday this week against McKinney Christian Academy. Tuesday’s game is in McKinney at 4:30, while the Friday home game begins at 6:00 pm.
March 28th- The Reicher Cougars were able to navigate through the threat of rain Tuesday night. But they could not avoid the gloom. Locked in a 2-2 tie through seven innings, district foe Flower Mound Coram Deo scored 15 runs in the 8th inning to walk away with a stunning victory. For Reicher, Chris Hove pitched a masterful 6 2/3 innings, surrendering only four hits and allowing no earned runs, while striking out nine. Hovde now has 42 Ks in only 21 innings this season. Aidan McCourt, Payton Hill, and Cade Dawkins had the only Reicher hits. The Cougars complete their series with Coram Deo Thursday at 6:00pm at McInnish Park in Carrollton. The address for that site is 2335 Sandy Lake Rd, Carrollton, TX 75006
March 26th- The Reicher baseball team let an early five-run lead slip away as they lost to the Vanguard Vikings 11-7 last Friday night at River Bend Park. John Jack Boozer took the loss for the Cougars, who fell to 1-1 in district play and 1-7 on the season. Aidan McCourt led Reicher’s offense with four hits, while Boozer went 2-4 and Payton Hill added a triple and a double. The Cougars host Flower Mound Coram Deo on Tuesday March 27 and Texas School for the Deaf on Wednesday March 28. They travel to Coram Deo on Thursday, March 29. All games are scheduled to begin at6:00pm.
March 22nd- Reicher’s Baseball team opened district play with a 16-6 victory over Vangaurd. We played a great team game and had a great rally in the 5th inning to put the game away. Our baseball team plays Vangaurd again Friday night at 6:00pm at the Riverbend baseball fields. Come out and support our boys!