Spring is in the air, baseball season is in full effect, and district play is heating up right along with the weather. Cedar Hill Longhorn head baseball coach Jeremy Fetheree has the Horns primed for a run at the district 7-5A title. Cedar Hill is searching for their first win in district play with a record of (0-1) and they will look to earn their first victory Tuesday as they play host to the Irving Tigers.
The Horns have an overall record of 6 – 6 which has them in a precarious position in district standings. While they have the second highest winning percentage of all the teams in district 7-5A, the Longhorns are fifth because they haven’t won a district contest yet. Every game Cedar Hill has won they’ve held opponents to 3 runs or less so defense will be a focal point for Coach Fetheree. Pitching and fielding hold great value but you can’t win if you don’t score runs, and that’s where the bats come in.
The Longhorns have a strong lineup with junior outfielder Carlos Ramos leading the team with a .650 batting average and 5 doubles which ranks second on the team. Ramos isn’t the only underclassmen getting it done for Cedar Hill as sophomore infielder Caleb Hamrick is batting .484 with 11 runs batted in, and a team leading 2 homers. The youngsters aren’t the only ones getting it done for Cedar Hill though as senior outfielder/ pitcher Truman Guinn leads the Horns with 13 runs batted in, 4 triples and 4 doubles while ringing up a .417 average. With this mixture of experience and youth the Horns have a great chance to mold themselves into a winner and exceed their current .500 record. Only time will tell if they’ll be able to heat up right along with the weather, batter up!