CL Hawks Bow Out of the Post-Season after a, 3-2 Loss to Navarro
The Hawks closed their season with a close loss to Navarro but a bright future continues to grow.
CL could not get key hits or combining more than one hit for rallies during this 3 game series and still was in each loss up until their last out.
Hunter Anderson and Peyton McMullen combined on a 4 hitter and a 2 out double drove in the winning runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning.
This was a banner season that had so many records accumulated Canyon Lake would need to bring another bus to carry all those honors back to school.
Going into that final inning, just knowing if The Lake could get Griffen Williams in the batter’s box, then that next towering homer might be coming. That has never been a thought through all these baseball campaigns.
So, what does this year mean for the future of Hawk Baseball? “We will not be a surprised team next year,” Head Coach Victor Escamilla said. “Other programs know that they will have their hands full when facing us and it is all because of all the hard work these guys have put into these past two years.”
Commenting on the seniors, “Tyler (Pauly) and James (La Londe) were our captains and led not only by their words but how hard they worked….James was a quiet leader, and led by his hard work and for both of them it came from their love of baseball,” Coach Escamilla continued. “Tyler was 16-0 these last two years and has meant so much for this team.”
“Peyton (McMullen), just got better each year and will do well as he continues…..Matt (McLain), just found ways to get on base and he could cover a lot of ground in centerfield.”
How about not having one error for the season will show just how much McLain meant for the Hawk outfield.
Those players have certainly made their mark during their days at The Lake and have continued to do the heavy lifting as CL’s pipeline of future players continues to run strong helping to keep what has been started to continue.
“This was the best environment of baseball that I have ever been in,” Matthew McLain stated when asked on how his first and last year as a Hawk went. “We had the most energy in every single game and coming here for my senior season was the best choice I have ever made.”
Just to go over the future for the Hawk Baseball program can be seen by a perusal of looking at Mountain Valley Middle School, who just finished their baseball season with a 4-1 record that has these boys playing those larger Comal Middle Schools.
There was a crew of these future Hawks watching this and many games from the stands.
The ReSporter covered Smithson Valley back in the day and that was what those students did as they wanted to be that next person in that line-up.
Two sub-varsity teams speaks for itself in knowing that replacing these stalwart seniors will be tough, in it’s on right, but having a bevy of players waiting in the wings to enter for a chance to play can only pay dividends for CL’s baseball future.
The ReSporter shares those players that had outstanding season.
There will be a few more posts of other stats for those interested.
**One other note, all Articles on this site can be, cut & paste, if there are some scrap booking people out there that want to show off their players;
Congrats on an unbelievable year and Always….Go Hawks!!
SEASON TOP 5 At Bats Runs Hits Tyler Pauly 104 James LaLonde 29 Chase Anderson 37 Hunter Anderson 93 Tyler Pauly 29 Tyler Pauly 36 Tanner Schultz 91 Hunter Anderson 26 Matthew McLain 32 Chase Anderson 86 Matthew McLain 23 Tanner Schultz 32 Griffen Williams 80 Peyton McMullen 21 Hunter Anderson 30 RBI Doubles Triples Griffen Williams 38 Tyler Pauly 12 Chase Anderson 2 Tyler Pauly 33 Tanner Schultz 8 Tanner Schultz 2 Chase Anderson 22 Matthew McLain 6 Tyler Pauly 2 Matthew McLain 19 Griffen Williams 6 Jeremy Greene 1 Hunter Anderson 19 Hunter Anderson 5 Home Runs Base on Balls Stolen Bases Griffen Williams 6 Tyler Pauly 36 Tyler Pauly 13 Matthew McLain 1 Matthew McLain 23 James LaLonde 13 Tanner Schultz 1 Hunter Anderson 19 Matthew McLain 9 Tyler Pauly 1 Tanner Schultz 18 Hunter Anderson 8 Jeremy Greene 1 James LaLonde 18 Peyton McMullen 6 Ty Sellers 1 Hit by Pitch SAC & Sacrifice Flies Matthew McLain 6 Chase Anderson 6 Griffen Williams 6 Tanner Schultz 6 Ty Sellers 6 Jeremy Greene 5 Tanner Schultz 5 Dalton Stanley 4 Jeremy Greene 4 James LaLonde 4 Batting Percentage On Base Percentage Slugging Percentage Chase Anderson .430 Matthew McLain .581 Griffen Williams .650 Matthew McLain .421 Tyler Pauly .518 Matthew McLain .539 Tanner Schultz .352 Chase Anderson .510 Tyler Pauly .529 Griffen Williams .350 Tanner Schultz .482 Chase Anderson .523 Tyler Pauly .346 James LaLonde .457 Tanner Schultz .516 PITCHING Innings Pitched Strikeouts Wins Tanner Schultz 75.1 Tyler Pauly 94 Tyler Pauly 11 Tyler Pauly 72.1 Tanner Schultz 78 Tanner Schultz 8 Hunter Anderson 26.1 Peyton McMullen 40 Peyton McMullen 3 Peyton McMullen 26.0 Hunter Anderson 23 Hunter Anderson 2 Griffen Williams 13.0 Griffen Williams 16 Hayden Baker 2 Saves Earned Run Average Peyton McMullen 2 Peyton McMullen 0.81 Tyler Pauly 1 Tyler Pauly 1.17 Hunter Anderson 1 Tanner Schultz 2.52 Hayden Baker 1 Hunter Anderson 2.95 Griffen Williams 1 Hayden Baker 5.60