Deer Park planning to host Clear Falls in twinbill Friday afternoon
Well, Deer Park’s varsity baseball team is 2-for-2.
No, not in successful bunt attempts or the stealing of second base but in drowned-out baseball tournaments.
Deer Park was scheduled to play Clear Creek and Alvin at Clear Creek High School on Thursday to kick off the Clear Creek ISD Varsity Baseball Tournament, but it became a casualty of the rotten weather that has befallen the Houston area.
“When I was at San Jac, it was bad like this but I can’t remember it being this bad. This is ridiculous. It’s been terrible,” Deer Park head coach Chris Rupp said Thursday.
Deer Park, with its 1-2 record, has had six games rained out. Their last action came last Saturday on Barbers Hill High School’s turf field where the team defeated Clear Springs 4-3, but lost to Clear Brook 4-2.
With a slightly improved forecast for Friday and the infield tarp trying to protect the Jim Kethan Field infield, Rupp has scheduled a doubleheader with Clear Falls for Friday afternoon.
If the weather allows, the twinbill gets under way at 4 p.m. Clear Falls had tournament games with Fort Bend Travis and Kingwood washed out Thursday.
“I’m going to have to do some work on the field in the morning. There’s just a couple spots we’ve got to fix. Now it’ll be a little sloppy in the outfield, but, hey, we’ve got to play,” Rupp said.
On Saturday morning at 10, again weather permitting, Deer Park’s sophomore team will play a three-way scrimmage with Clear Creek and North Shore so that all three teams will play two games.
Deer Park can get plenty of hitting and pitching in their batting cages, but it’s defensive work that’s getting left behind.
“We can’t get any glove work in. That will show up when you get in a ballgame,” Rupp said.