Cypress, TX News – Cypress Ranch Mustangs Clinch Region III-6A Baseball Title

Cypress, TX News (June 8, 2015) – The Cypress Ranch High School baseball team defeated Clear Creek, 6-0, in game three of a best-of-three Region III-6A championship series to clinch the regional title and secure a trip to the UIL State Championships, June 12-13 in Round Rock.

The Cypress Ranch Mustangs will advance to their second state tournament in program history, June 12-13 in Round Rock. Cypress Ranch won the Class 5A state championship in 2012.

The Cy Ranch Mustangs will advance to their second state tournament in program history, June 12-13 in Round Rock. Cypress Ranch won the Class 5A state championship in 2012.


The Mustangs had lost game one, 1-0, on June 4, before coming back with a 5-0 victory in game two on June 5. The game three win clinched the 2-1 series victory.

“We never gave up, and that’s a testament to our kids,” said John Pope, Cypress Ranch head coach. “[Clear Creek] scored one run against us in first game, then we shut them out the last two games. They’re a good baseball team, so for us to do that is just awesome.

“We play in one of the toughest districts in the state, and I think it prepares us for games like this. I’m so happy for my coaching staff, my kids, our school and our community. It’s an awesome deal to go back to Round Rock.”

Junior pitcher Tyler Bielamowicz picked up the victory for the Mustangs in game three, tossing a complete-game shutout for the series-deciding win.

“It felt great. I’m coming back from an injury but my arm felt good today,” Bielamowicz said. “I just threw strikes and let them get themselves out.”

Bielamowicz said the team’s never-give-up attitude led to the come-from-behind win.

“Our team fights to the end,” he said. “No team will beat us by just winning the first game of a series. We come stronger than ever and have the will to win.”

The Mustangs advance to a one-game state semifinal playoff game on Friday, June 12 at the Dell Diamond (3400 E. Palm Valley Boulevard) in Round Rock. Their game time and opponent will be confirmed on June 7, but the Mustangs will play at either noon or 3 p.m. The Class 6A state championship game will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 13.

“This is very exciting,” Bielamowicz said. “It’s a dream come true. Not many people get to compete on the highest level like that.”