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Baseball: Summer Creek’s historic season ends in area round

May 12, 2019

The Summer Creek baseball team didn’t put their heads down after losing a 9-1 decision to Clear Springs in Game 3 of the best-of-three series in the area round.

Instead, the team walked over to the Bulldogs crowd and tipped their hats to the fans in the stands.

The fans cheered on the Bulldogs on their historic season.

“That’s something that we always do at the end of the year,” said Summer Creek coach DJ Wilson. “We’re just thankful to have all the support that we have from parents and the community in general. It’s just outstanding to see our student athletes work hard all the time in Humble ISD, and they deserve the support and get the support. Our hats go off to the parents and the community that came to the game.”

It was a historic season for the Bulldogs, who finish the season 24-8. The 24 wins in a school record for the baseball program.

Summer Creek finished in third place in District 22-6A play and won its first ever bi-district series after sweeping Beaumont Westbrook.

“It’s a part of your goal as a coach and as a program to do better every single year, and we did that,” Wilson said. “Obviously as you reflect, if you take some small mistakes out you’re still playing. It was a good year for us by all means an historic year for us.”

Summer Creek will say good bye to its senior class which includes Andre Duplantier, Dylan Smith, Nick Frady, J’Coi Liburd, Joseph Witherspoon, Landon Newcomb, Tyler Via, Timothy Mansell, Michael Gonzalez, Jake Cantu, Jared Silva, Aiden Rodriguez, Matt Young, Daniel Garza and Joseph Arellano.

“They’re an outstanding group and they’re a special class,” Wilson said. “They’re great individually and I’m going to miss them for sure, but I’m always going to miss the players that leave here. One of the main things that motivates them and me outside of winning was just to keep playing so we could be with each other longer. I wanted to keep playing to have more days with those guys and the team. It’s always tough when you lose your seniors, but this is a special class for sure.”

marcus.gutierrez@chron.com