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South Grand Prairie Warriors @ Cedar Hill Longhorn Baseball Preview

Where champions study
Where champions study
Cameron L. Bollin

Tension will be high Tuesday night at Andrew Porter Field in Cedar Hill as the Cedar Hill Longhorns play host to the South Grand Prairie Warriors. Teams are headed down the home stretch with only seven games remaining in the season. The South Grand Prairie Warriors are first in 7-5A with record of 6-1 in district play, the Grand Prairie Gophers are second at 4-2, and the Cedar Hill Longhorns round out the top three also standing at 4-2. Needless to say with the standings so close the margin for error is razor thin. Tuesday night the Horns’ will host the Warriors as both squads look to take a major stride toward a district championship.

South Grand Prairie Warriors 10-10 (6-1)
Head coach Dennis Pelfrey has his guys playing their best ball of the season after a rocky start. The Warriors have won two straight while also earning victories in four of their last five contests. South Grand Prairie has five players in double digits for stolen bases as Candon Myles (21), Tyler Edwards (11), Issac Maturino (11), Kody Culpepper (11), and Jacob Middelton (10) have mastered the art of base running. Senior Maturino is the total threat batting for a .328 average with a team leading 4 homers and 17 runs batted in. Matt Contreras leads the Warriors batting .386 while knocking in 14 runs and dual sport star Candon Myles uses his athleticism to bat .357. Coach Pelfrey undoubtedly has a potent lineup so the Horns’ will have to do a great job with pitch placement and fielding.

Cedar Hill Longhorns 12-7 (4-2)
The Warriors won’t be the only team at Andrew Porter Field with sizzling bats as Sophomore slugger Caleb Hamrick has knocked in 20 runs with a .458 average and 5 home runs. Hamrick has experienced a real power surge of late smashing a long home run in the Horns’ most recent contest versus the Irving Nimitz Vikings. Truman Guinn has displayed tremendous senior leadership batting .377 and bringing home 13 rbi’s and 7 stolen bases. Not to mention his work on the mound with a 1.62 era. John Faulkner is a great all around player in his own right batting .450 with 19 runs batted in while stealing 9 bases. As you can see there’s a great chance for this to be a slugfest Tuesday night. Don’t miss it, but if you do check back right here for a recap.