Cypress, TX News – Cypress Ranch Mustangs Advance to Region III-6A Final

Cypress, TX News (June 5, 2015) – The Cypress Ranch High School baseball team defeated Deer Park High School, 1-0, on May 29 at Rice University’s Reckling Park to advance to the Region III-6A final this week.

Cypress Ranch senior pitcher Riley Gossett pitched a complete game shut out to lead the Mustangs to a 1-0 victory over Deer Park in the regional semifinal on May 29.

Cypress Ranch senior pitcher Riley Gossett pitched a complete game shut out to lead the Mustangs to a 1-0 victory over Deer Park in the regional semifinal.

The Mustangs will face Clear Creek High School in the regional championship in a best-of-three series at Reckling Park (University Blvd. at College Way):

  • Game 1 will be Thursday, June 4 at 8 p.m.;
  • Game 2 will be Friday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m.; and
  • Game 3, if necessary, will be Saturday, June 6 at 1 p.m.

Tickets will be sold for $7 apiece at the gate (students and adults), and parking will cost $5 per vehicle.

The winner of the series will advance to the UIL Baseball State Championships, scheduled for June 12-13 in Round Rock.

Mustangs head coach John Pope said he was proud of the team’s effort and excited about the next round.

“We got an outstanding performance from Riley Gossett on the mound, and he’s been doing it all year long. We got a timely hit toward the end to win the game. We did what it took to win,” Pope said. “Our kids have worked extremely hard and they deserve a chance to go to state, but Clear Creek has a good team. It’s going to be a battle.”

In the other Region III-6A semifinal, Langham Creek High School ended a successful season with a series loss to Clear Creek. The Lobos lost game one, 3-1, and game two, 9-1.

Langham Creek ended the year as the third-place team in District 17-6A and regional semifinalist for the second consecutive season.

“We had a good season despite losing entire pitching staff from last year,” said Lobos head coach Armando Sedeño. “We have the type of program where the guys are expected to get to the playoffs and compete for championships. When it doesn’t happen, it hurts, but we feel good about where the program is at.”