Rainy Baseball Season Leads to Playoff Pressure

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A Timber Creek player slides into home. (Photo by The Creek Yearbook photographer Kaitlyn Cass.)

Though this baseball season has been successful, there has been one downfall — dozens of games have been cancelled or delayed due to inclement weather.

Timber Creek Baseball Coach Derek Watson estimates that 60 tournament, scrimmage and district games have either been cancelled or delayed due to the weather.

Varsity is required to make up all district games by the end of the UIL date that is set before the season starts every year. They also try to reschedule all of the tournament games that they are able to.

There is also a struggle of having to practice when the team isn’t able to use the fields. Coach Watson said that they have to get creative when finding places to practice.

“We have had to use the parking lot, the gym, and our covered batting cages,” Watson explained.

Despite the weather-related cancellations, the varsity team still has a chance to go to the playoffs. If they are able to successfully beat Denton Guyer once, and the Central Chargers twice in the three games that remain in the season, they will secure a playoff spot. There is also hope even if they were to lose to Denton Guyer. If they beat Central both times, they would be in contention for a spot.

Jordan Frazier

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Jordan Frazier is the Sports Section Editor for the Timber Creek Talon and a Varsity Soccer player for Timber Creek.