Buffaloes baseball jumps out to 11
Heading into a weekend tournament, the Clemens Buffaloes were sitting on top of the area rankings with an undefeated record this week.
Before Tuesday's game against Jefferson, the Buffaloes were on a roll, having started the season at 11 0, putting them on top of the area rankings ahead of elite programs such as Alamo Heights, Churchill, Reagan and Medina Valley.
While pleased with the progress his team has made from last season, when they finished 6 18 and won only one district game, said his team still needs to maintain its focus and concentration as it prepares for the East Central Tournament this weekend.
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to stay level headed, not to focus on the rankings and the hype of going undefeated, and focus on us, Doege said.
So far Clemens has been able to maintain its focus by sweeping its competition at the Northside Tournament in February and winning the titletitle cheap Panthers jerseys china
at the Devine Tournament last weekend. The wins at both tournaments came against tough opponents.
In the Northside Tournament, the Buffaloes defeated a couple of Class 5A teams, including Roosevelt, 9 4, a team it will face in the East Central Tournament. Clemens will also face off against host East Central, Johnson and Judson, a squad thethe Panthers jerseys cheap
Buffaloes defeated 10 2 on March 2.
The Buffaloes took home the first place hardware from the Devine Tournament by pounding Bandera, 15 4, in five innings. During their run to the tournament title, Clemens defeated host Devine, 9 3; Fox Tech, 10 1 (three innings); and Marion, 6 2.
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two reasons for the Buffaloes' good start is that the team, which has only two seniors in its starting lineup, has matured from last season and that its offensive numbers are up.
Last season, Doege started a total of five freshmen and sophomores. While those young players took their lumps last year, it seems they are learning from the youthful mistakes they made, Doege said.
are benefiting from that experience, the coach said. have improved a ton. Our kids are more seasoned and that has made a difference for us. starting lineup is made up of seniors , second baseman, and , pitcher/outfielder; four juniors, third baseman , catcher , outfielders and , and utility fielder ; and two sophomores, shortstop/pitcher and first baseman .
Baylor was named the MVP of the Devine Tournament, where he threw a three hitter and drove in five RBIs. He leads the team in RBIs with 11.
Along with Baylor, both Tokunaga and Grimmett, who both had several RBIs in the Devine Tournament, were named to the all tournament squad.
are much better offensively, Doege said. of our batters in the lineup, one through nine, are contributing some how. As a team before the Devine Tournament, we were hitting over .300. Buffaloes have two hitters batting over .500, Moss (.545) and Peacock (.524). Peacock is second on the team in RBIs with 10.
Defensively, Doege said Clemens is fundamentally sound so far, only giving up three runs per game. He said the pitching rotation of Tokunaga, Baylor, Shuck, Peacock and have been solid so far. pitchers are throwing strikes and not walking a lot of guys and letting our defense play, he said.
Once they wrap up their non district schedule, Doege said the Buffaloes must be ready for their District 27 4A competition, which he calls murder's row, as three of the teams in the district,district, cheap Panthers jerseys free shipping
including Clemens, are ranked in the top 10 of the area rankings. He said it is possible no one will be come out of district, which starts March 19, unscathed.