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Underclassmen dominate as the Cedar Hill Longhorns defeat the Grand Prairie Gophers

Cameron L. Bollin

Andrew Porter Field played host to a group of Longhorn athletes for the last time Wednesday night as the Cedar Hill baseball team hosted their final home game of the 2010 season. Earlier this season Grand Prairie 12-12 (7-4) defeated the Longhorns 14-4 making Wednesdays triumph that much sweeter. The win moves the Horns to 15-10 (7-4) on the season and elevated them to the elusive second spot of district 7-5A. This victory plants Cedar Hill squarely in the post season which is slated to begin May 8th where the Horns will host a team from district 8-5A. Everyone was focused on senior veterans Jon Faulkner, Joee Reyna, and Truman Guinn who have given so much to the program but it turned out to be a showcase for the Cedar Hill underclassmen.

Sophomore Pitcher/ Infielder Caleb Hamrick earned the start and win increasing the Horns winning streak to three games. Hamrick was surgeon on the mound allowing only two hits in seven innings of work and didn’t allow his work on the mound to affect his focus at the plate. Fresh out of the batters box Hamrick wound up and smashed his ninth homer of the season securing the victory. Hamrick leads the Horns at the plate with a batting average of .475 and his bat has been on fire lately putting the ball in play to all fields. More than one underclassmen stole the show with Junior Carlos Ramos notching two hits and a couple runs batted in. Ramos has 12 rbi’s on the season with an impressive .368 average.  

Cedar Hill will take on the Irving Nimitz Vikings for their final game of the 2010 regular season. Nimitz   11-11 (3-8) will host the Longhorns tonight at 7 pm and look to send their seniors off in style on their senior night. Head coach Stephen Voth will definitely have his guys ready to compete so the Horns bats and gloves are going to be key. It should be a great  night as Nimitz has won two of their last three contests and Cedar Hill is enjoying a three game winning streak. 

() denotes record in district play

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