10/2/12 KC fell to Dulles 5-4 in 10 innings on Tuesday night in the finals of the 2012 TASO Tournament. The game was played at Constellation Field, home of the Sugar Land Skeeters. It was an exciting game but unfortunately the Tigers came up a little short. It was a great run in the tournament. The finals were delayed 3 times by rain. Great job Tigers. Looking forward to the Spring season.
Sanders Signs with SFA
Congratulations to Tristan Sanders. Tristan signed with Stephen F. Austin State University on early signing day on November 14th. Tristan will be a Lumber Jack starting next fall. We look forward to seeing him continue to rake there as he has on every level.
Cameron Black Signs with Texas A&M-Kingsville
Wednesday night Cameron Black put his signature to a National Letter of Intent to play for Texas A&M-Kingsville. Currently the 31-14 Javelinas are ranked #25 in the country in the NCAA DII poll, and finished second in the Lonestar Conference.
Congrats to Cam and the entire Black family!
Bickham to play at Temple JC...
Congrats to JK Bickham for signing a Letter of Intent to play baseball at Temple Junior College. He will take his game to Temple next Fall. Good luck JK!! Congrats to JK and his family!
Jarvis commits to University of Texas
Congrats go out to Jake Jarvis and the entire Jarvis family. Jake recently committed to play baseball at the University of Texas. Upon graduation in 2014, Jake will join UT 2012 signees CJ Hinojosa and Austin Dean.
The Horns currently have three former Tigers on the Horn's roster. In 2008, the Longhorns snagged two KC power pitchers Sam Stafford and Austin Dicharry. Last year, former KC catcher Patrick Marsh (2009) joined Stafford and Dicharry in Austin.
Hinojosa redeems himself in Klein Collins’ victory over Klein
For three weeks, C.J. Hinojosa shouldered the blame. For three weeks, the memory of his seventh-inning error against Klein on March 18 that resulted in a heartbreaking one-run loss continued to sting. Consider that burden officially alleviated.
In the top of the fifth inning, the Klein Collins shortstop sprayed a double to left-center field, driving in two runs en route to blanking the Bearkats 2-0 on Friday night. "I live for those moments and those moments only," said Hinojosa, who went 2-for-3 in the game. "When I saw that changeup low, I went down and did what I had to do to get the RBIs for our team."....(click on KC logo for complete story).
Spring Observer spotlights Ryan Schilhab...
Klein Collins High senior left fielder Ryan Schilhab has quickly established himself as one of the top baseball players in Texas.
Schilhab, a second-year varsity player...(click on image)
Schilhab Houston 5A CoHitter of the Week for Week 8...
Congratulations to Ryan Schilhab for being named the Houston 5A Baseball Week 8 Co-Hitter of the Week. Click Here for more information.
Geisler named Houston 5A Pitcher of the Week...
Klein Collins’ Cory Geisler has been money all season on the mound for the Tigers and in week 9 he continued his dominant pitching.
Cory Geisler – Klein Collins vs. Spring - CG 1 hit, 12K getting the win 11-0 This followed a performance on Friday night where he pitched a 4 inning no hitter against Tomball.
Congrats to Cory Geisler, H5AB/SPEED MERCHANT Pitcher Of The Week #9!
Welcome back to School...and good luck to the Class of 2012!
What a day for some. This is the last "first day of school' for our senior class, at Klein Collins. Make it a memorable one fellas.
For the freshmen, good luck the next four years. There will be growing pains. Those young men in between, don't become content, give it your all every day. To ALL, work hard and push the envelope, make this a GREAT year for you individually, and for the baseball program.
2012 Senior Parents
Recap of the weekend and a look at what is up next...
Coming off a tough 8-6 loss to Tomball Friday night, a win over Spring was desperately needed. Friday night's 8-6 loss left a bitter taste in the mouth of many, but our KC kids regrouped Saturday against the Lions. And boy did they! They put a 20 to 1 spanking on the first place Spring Lions. Saturday afternoon's affair was slated to be a tough match for both clubs. Who would have ever guessed it would turn out the way it did? Spring, sitting on top of the district with a 4-0 record, felt good facing the Tigers as they were rested after an easy win the night before. The Tigers reeling after the tough loss to Tomball were in a desperate state. Well, Spring found out how hungry and desperate our Tigers were. After a 2-run first, 5-run second and 7-run third, the scoreboard read KC 14 Spring 0. The Tigers were not finished feeding on Lion's pitching, they would put a 6-spot up in the top of the 5th to run the score to 20-0. Spring tallied a run in the bottom half of the 5th. Final KC 20 Spring 1.
The Tigers hitting attack was led by CJ Hinojosa. CJ slammed three home runs on the day (grand slam, three-run shot, and a two-run shot w/9 RBI). Ryan Schilhab (grand slam) and Austin Dean (solo bomb) also went deep for Collins. These three young men combined have hit 29 homeruns in 20 games thus far. Cory Geisler and Jake Jarvis each collected 2 hits for your Tigers as well. Cory pitched a fine 1 run/2 hit/5 inning "run-rule" game.
Hinojosa Houston 5A Hitter of the Week for Week 5...
CJ Hinojosa - For the week - 6-10 w/ 3 walks one intentional - 3 home run game against Spring w/ a Grand Slam, 3 Run and 2 Run Shot 9 RBI's in the game. 12 RBI's for the week. 10 HR on the season and 5 in district vs. Klein Oak, Klein & Spring.
Collins defeats Oak in 8...
It took eight innings, but Collins defeated Klein Oak 3-2 on Tyler Stehlings walk-off single. In the district opener for both squads, Oak jumped out to a two run lead on Travis Hennessey's 2-run homer in the first. That would be all the scoring for Oak. After the first, Cory Geisler put up goose eggs. Cory went the distance to earn his third win of the season.
The scored stayed 2-0 Oak until CJ Hinojosa launched a solo shot to cut the lead in half. Austin Webb clutched up with a two-out single driving in Austin Dean to tie the score 2-2. It would stay that way until Stehling's single drove in Jake Jarvis after two were out. Jake had reached base via a hit-by-pitch and advanced to second base courtesy of a wild pitch.
Final: KC 3 KO 2
Klein knocks off Tigers 10-9
Tigers bow to Bearkats 10-9. A tough loss to be sure, but there are 12 more district games remaining. Rest assured the Tigers will rebound.
Today's Klein News spotlights Klein Collins' Austin Dean. Click on Austin's image to read more...
CJ Hinojosa snags Houston 5A Co-Hitter of the Week
CJ had a great week hitting the ball. CJ was 14 for 22, w/10 RBI's, 5 runs scored, 3 doubles, 3 HR's and 4 BB's. CJ also managed to score from second on a passed ball 3 times. Click on CJ's image to go to H5A site.
Week 3 has Collins 6th in poll...
The Tigers got off to a good start against Atascocita. The Eagles got on the board with a lead-off HR, but the Tigers came right back with a 3 spot courtesy of a long ball by Austin Webb. Jake Jarvis and Vinny Mejia went back-to-back a couple of innings later and Ryan Schilhab ripped a solo shot. Austin Dean would get his 6th bomb with a laser to left.
Tigers 8 Atascocita 4.
In the nightcap, the Tigers continued bombing long balls. With one out in the top of the first, CJ Hinojosa went yard over the center field wall. The Tigers banged out 14 more hits in route to the victory over Magnolia. Vinny Mejia launched his second bomb of the day as did Ryan Schilhab.
Tigers 12 Magnolia 2
DEAN CAPTURES HOUSTON 5A HITTER OF THE WEEK
Austin Dean snared the "Houston 5A-Hitter of the Week" for week one going 13 for 20, banging 4 home runs out of the park and driving in 11 Tiger runs. What is also amazing, Austin scored 14 runs in six games. Congrats Austin on your great individual accomplishments and great job KC Tiger teammates for assisting in driving him in 10 times.
Riggs, Mejia and Schilhab selected by Perfect Game...
Senior Nolan Riggs (RHP) was selected Pre-season Texas Region All High School Senior 1st Teamer by Perfect Game Baseball. Nolan was also Honorable Mention All American. Nolan unfortunately injured his elbow and underwent surgery late this past summer. He continues to rehab and could be released to pitch the tail-end of the season.
Also, getting recognized were Vinny Mejia and Ryan Schilhab named as Honorable Mentions for the Texas Region.
Perfect Game Recognizes Geisler, Hinojosa & Dean...
TIGER CUB CLUB NEWS...
Don't miss the opportunity for your son or daughter to join this year's Tiger Cub Club. You will join the players on the field for the National Anthem and other fun things associated with the team. For more information go to "Important Documents" in the main menu column to your left.
Upcoming events include...
Tuesday, April 19- Goodie Bag Night
For each game function please meet at the entry of the dugout at 6:15 pm. Except clinic day (note the time above).
In addition to our scheduled events, Tiger Cubs will also be able to participate in pre-game activities on the above nights; they will be able to "hang out" with the team in the dug out, go onto the field with the team for the National Anthem, and in the 5th inning-stretch you will be able to run the bases.
Hope you join up soon and see you at the game!
Tigers WIN opener....
In the opener for both teams, Klein Collins relied on the arm of Cory Geisler (10 K's 5 IP/0 ER) and three KC long balls as our Klein Collins Tigers coasted to a 12-3 victory over Kingwood. The Mustangs notched unearned runs in the first, second and third innings, but the Tigers came out swinging the BIG bats in the bottom half of those frames. Ryan Schilhab (shown above) and Austin Webb (shown below) each launched three-run homers in the bottom half of the first inning to put Collins up 6-1. The Tigers would go long ball once again when Austin Dean lined a laser over the left field wall. Geisler's bases loaded triple iced the game for KC when the Tigers scored 5 runs in the bottom of the third.
On the mound, Geisler went the first five, Jake Jarvis threw the 6th inning allowing 0 runs along with 1 K. Brittain Rausch closed out the victory giving up a couple of back-to-back hits in the 7th, but he settled down and got a grounder to CJ, a strikeout and Austin Finnegan made a great play diving to his left and throwing the Kingwood batter out at first to end the game.
Shown in the photo to the right, Trevor Nance makes a nice play applying the tag on a Kingwood baserunner. Trevor received a perfect relay throw from CJ to nail the runner trying to score from first after a one out double.
Kingwood Tournament results...
Atascocita 13 Tigers 9. Errors and more errors costs the Tigers the game in this one. In the afternoon game, The Tigers bounced back with a victory. Tigers 18 Cy Woods 9.
Kingwood 8 Tigers 7. Sloppy fielding and not so good pitching cost us in this one. One positive, Cameron Black threw 4 innings of shut-out ball allowing 2 hits and striking out 4 Mustangs.
In game two on Friday, the Tigers got back in the win column cruising to an 18-9 victory over West Brook. In the finale the Tigers crushed Cy Creek 12-3 as Brandon Woodson got the "complete game" win.
For the tournament the Tigers went 3 & 2 to end the week with 4 wins and 2 losses. Next up is Oak Ridge on Tuesday.
Varsity Tigers pound Oak Ridge 11-4
The Tiger bats were hot from the start posting a 3 spot in the 1st inning. Cory Gesier 3-4 including 2 rbi's, CJ Hinojosa 2-4 w/2 rbi's, Austin Dean continued his hot start going 3-4 w/2 doubles & 2 rbi's, Jake Jarvis 2-4. a double & 2 rbi's, Austin Webb was 3-4 w/2 doubles and Ryan Schilhab hit a HR and drove in 2 rbi.
Tyler Stehling threw 4 innings with 4k's & allowed 2 ER's, Britton Rausch worked two innings allowing no runs and CJ Hinojosa pitched 1 inning with 2k's to close it out.
Sub-Varsity news & results...
The Klein Collins Sophomore Team is now in sole possession of 1st place in its district! Awesome!
The Sophomore Tigers faced off against Klein Oak on Monday, April 4th, and won 8-6 in a nail biter of a game. With steady pitching by starting pitcher, Kyle Dykeman, KC held Oak to 3 up 3 down in the first, followed by 2 runs scored on base hits by Peyton Yost, Chris Suarez, Kyle Dykeman and a deep fly ball RBI by Bradly Nease.
Collins allowed 2 runs in the second inning and another one in the third, but maintained a 5-2 lead after three with a key walk by Casey Massey, a base hit by Chris Suarez and a double by Jason Helms. Ricy Urbano also earned an RBI fielder's choice, knocking in Kyle after he reached on an error.
The Tigers gave up 4 runs in the fourth inning to give the Panthers the 6-5 lead in the 6th inning, as the Klein Oak lefty relief pitcher struck out 5 of 6 KC batters in the fourth and fifth innings.
The sixth inning, however, was all KC! Casey Massey lead off being hit by a pitch, while Austin Windsor reached on a bunt and fielding error. Chris Suarez knocked in 2 runs with a 1 out triple, followed by another RBI for Bradly Nease.
With an 8-6 lead in the 7th inning, Jason Helms came in to pitch and shut down the middle of the Klein Oak order to close the game. Phenomenal effort by this Tigers Sophomore team!!!
The KC Sophomore team has been on a winning streak since losing its district opener and is now tied for first place with a 6-1 record. With recent decisive victories over Spring (won 11-2), Dekaney (won 16-2) and Klein Forest (won 15-0), the Tigers will take on the Klein Oak Panthers at home (4/4/11)to determine sole possession of first place in the district. GO TIGERS!!!!!!
TSRN RADIO Pre-Season Top 25 has KC on top...
Texas Sports Radio Network has Klein Collins sitting atop polls to start the season.
Texas High School Coaches Pre-Season Poll has Collins slotted 6th...
Click on the THSBCA logo for complete list of the top 10 baseball programs in the State.
VYPE Magazine slots Klein Collins Pre-Season #1...click on image for complete story.
Follow the "home" team Astros throughout the year by clicking on the logo to your left.
Houston Chronicle's Pre-Season Top 10
February 20, 2011
To start the 2011 High School baseball season, Houston Chronicle's Didier Morias looks to Klein Collins as the area's top team...click on image to see his other picks.
Perfect Game has Klein Collins slotted number 10 in the country...click on image to see the ranked programs.
Baseball America slots Klein Collins 5th in Pre-Season Top 50 poll...
JV KISD Tournament
For the KISD JV Tournament
the outcome of your first game determines when you play next. Please refer to the KISD Tournament link to see the entire bracket.
HOUSTON 5A's Randy Byers slots KC Pre-Season no. 1...
Randy Byer's Houston 5A Baseball website has recently released its pre-season rankings. Click on the logo to view the top teams in the area.
The 2011 Season begins.....
Today, February 8, 2011 @ 5:00, the JV will scrimmage at Memorial HS. The Sophomore team will scrimmage Memorial at KC beginning @ 5:00.
Bellaire/Strake Jesuit Scrimmages set...
Friday night, our KC Varsity play at Strake Jesuit against Bellaire and host Jesuit. On Saturday, the KC JV will be back at Jesuit and Sophomore teams will play host to Bellaire and Jesuit. See below for complete schedule.
Varsity @ Strake Jesuit - Friday
4:30 vs. Bellaire
6:30 vs. Strake Jesuit
JV @ Strake Jesuit - Saturday
12:00 pm vs. Bellaire
2:00 pm vs. Strake Jesuit
Sophomore @ KC - Saturday
10:00 PM vs. Bellaire
2:00 pm vs. Strake Jesuit
Here is the schedule for this weekend. Today, 2/11 - our JV plays @ 6-8pm - Bus for players will leave at the end of school day.
Saturday 2/12 - our Sophomore team plays @ 1-3pm - Coach will let you know depature time. Saturday 2/12 - the Varsity plays @ 3-5pm at Olsen Field (Texas A&M)- Bus will be departing @ 1:00pm.
All teams will travel to their scrimmage via "yellow dog" (KISD bus). A&M Consolidated is located in College Station. Go to "Directions" in the menu column to your left and get map/directions!!!
Come out and support your team(s)........
The Varsity hosts the Bobcats, Tuesday, February 15. The Varsity scrimmage begins @ 4PM.
Former Tiger Naquin hits for cycle...
Sophomore outfielder Tyler Naquin hit for the cycle, going 4-for-6 with six RBIs as the No. 20 Aggies routed the Cougars in the College Classic finale.
Naquin, a Klein Collins product, drove in the Aggies’ first run with an RBI double in the first, added a two-run triple in the second, a two-run homer in the sixth and an RBI single in the seventh. He is the first player to complete the cycle for Texas A&M (9-3) since Blake Stouffer achieved the feat on June 3, 2007 against Ohio State in the NCAA College Station regional.
The baseball season is a grind. From the spring to the fall, games are being played three to four times a week, which takes a toll on the body. Throughout that time, it is important to keep the body strong and ready for competition. Click on the ESPN image for complete story...
Brian Cain is one of the best "Sports" motivational speakers in the country. Follow him on Facebook by clicking on the logo.
New Bat Rules
Click on the Baseball America guide and learn what is legal and not legal for the upcoming 2011 season and beyond.
UH Team Camp recap...
The Team Camp hosted by Coach Todd Whitting and the University of Houston coaching staff was a huge success. The kids faced some tough competition in the two day event. Collins jumped on Episcopal HS early on Saturday on their way to a victory. The Tigers were led offensively by CJ Hinojosa. CJ went 3-3 with two HR's. Josh Ledesma added a solo shot in the victory. Cory Geisler, Boogie Garcia and Lance Moszkwicz looked good on the mound.
The Tigers faced a UH 2011-2012 recruit team in the afternoon winning that game as well. Brittain Rausch looked in mid-season form on the mound against the "recruit" team. Brandon Woodson and Drew Flores pitched well for the KC bunch, too! CJ went deep again for the Tigers. On Sunday morning, the Tigers faced a good Lamar team. Our pitching led by Cameron Black, Tyler Stehling and Stephen Strong looked very "strong". The trio allowed a late inning run in the Tiger victory over the Redskins. The offense was led by CJ and Austin Dean.
In the afternoon game at Lamar HS, the Tigers took down another UH "recruit" team. Austin Dean hit a BOMB onto the roof of Lamar HS. A no-doubt "tape measure" shot guess-timated to have cleared 490 ft. Ryan Schilhab also went deep for KC. On the mound, Jake Jarvis threw very well as did CJ and Mikey Tanner.
Overall, the Tigers looked primed for the season. A little side note on one particular Tiger performance, CJ Hinojosa did not make an out in the four games. He went 8-8 with a couple of walks AND three HR's.
Houston 5A Baseball...
Recently Randy Byers posted his Pre-Season awards. This year's Pre-Season All-Greater Houston roster includes KC Tigers Cory Geisler (LHP), CJ Hinojosa (SS), Austin Dean (2B) and Ryan Schilhab (OF). Congrats to Cory, CJ, Austin and Ryan.
Sign, Sealed and almost delivered! 2011 Klein Collins seniors...
Ryan Schilhab (Texarkana JC), Nolan Riggs (San Jac) and Vincent Mejia (Angelina JC), signing letters of intent to play college baseball in 2012. All the hard work they each have put in over the past several seasons has paid off. It has paid off in the form of scholarship offers to play at the next level. Congrats to the Schilhab, Riggs and Mejia families! Congrats to Coach Carlos and his staff in helping develop these fine young men into solid contributors on and off the field. Good luck Vinny, Ryan and Nolan!
Cameron Anderson likes the "new" gear!
Click on Nike image for a peek! Along with the new look spikes, the Tigers will sport new stirrups, pullovers and trainers. Can't wait for the season to get here! Thanks Patrick for pushing this through!!!
"Meet the Tigers" set for .....
Saturday, February 5th, at the completion of the Sub-Varsity scrimmage Coach Carlos will introduce the Klein Collins 2010-2011 Varsity, Junior- Varsity and Sophomore squads and his coaching staff.
Sub-varsity - 9:45 report to field.
Sub-varsity - 10:30 scrimmage.
Varsity - 11:00 lunch will be served.
Parents -11:30 lunch will be served.
Meet the Tigers Introductions- 12:00pm
Sub-Varsity - 12:30 lunch will be served.
Varsity - 12:30 scrimmage.
Program Ads due February 15th!
Go to "Important Tiger Docs" and download the forms! Please be timely with getting the forms back to Malisa or Helen (Ad Design Lady). If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Malisa Ledesma via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Game 1: Klein Collins 3 Georgetown 2
Game 2: Klein Collins 5 Georgetown 0
Geisler closes the door on Spring in Tiger's sweep. Click on picture for more...
Game 1: Klein Collins 10 Spring 9
Game 2: Klein Collins 7 Spring 3
A couple of dramatic hits, led by Dylan Herman's Grand Slam, propelled the Tigers to a Region 2 showdown with Klein. Click on photo of Dylan being greeted at home plate after HUGE grand slam! Belton Box Score
Game 1: Belton 8 Klein Collins 7
Game 2: Klein Collins 9 Belton 5
Game 3: Klein collins 7 Belton 4
Region II Final-Klein Collins vs. Klein
The Bearkats showed up with one thing on their minds and that was to get to Round Rock. They executed and them some to move on to the Final Four. Click on picture for entire story.