Deer Park clouts 5 HRs in 20-1 romp over South Houston
SOUTH HOUSTON - The outcome could be seen a mile away. Maybe two miles away. It was just the way that the outcome arrived that stunned all that were at the game.
Reigning District 22-6A champion and state champion Deer Park belted a possible team-record five home runs as the Deer showed what it’s like to live life as a champion, crushing the Trojans 20-1 Friday afternoon.
The contest was stopped in the fifth inning by the mercy rule, the sixth consecutive contest that last-place South Houston has failed to play a full seven-inning game.
Deer Park, fresh from a huge 8-2 road win in Beaumont this past Tuesday night, improved its district record to 6-2. Deer Park began the second half of the 22-6A race tied for second place with two other clubs.
Deer Park, which defeated South Houston in the district opener 8-6, hadn’t hit any home runs through its opening six district games, but they now lead the district in roundtrippers.
Justin Mosley belted two homers. His second homer, a no-doubter over the 20-foot high left-field fence, created a 13-1 score.
The other highlight was Bryce Mead clouting a grand slam during a six-run first inning. Also hitting homers was the duo of Dylan Heim, who smacked a two-run homer in the fifth inning that created a 15-1 score and Alex Olivo ripping a two-run homer just moments later to make 17-1. Big Papi’s shot was a liner over the fence in straight-away center field.
It didn’t seem like it but Deer Park’s batters also had other hits. As an example, Tyler Weir finished the scoring with a two-run double.
Deer Park could officially clinch a new state playoff berth by the end of this upcoming week. The team’s magic number to clinching is four. Any combination of Deer Park wins coupled with fifth-place Memorial losses that equals four will hand coach Chris Rupp’s club a date with the 31 other Region III teams that will be going to the playoffs.