Baseball Try-Outs!

  • January 26th and 27th - You must be there for both days!
  • Basketball players trying out must be there on January 27th.
  • You must have a physical on file with the trainer or you cannot try-out.
  • January 17th - Mandatory meeting for students wishing to try-out - in the teaching theatre, right after school. This is for the players only!

Congratulations Brent Morgan, Josh Rodriguez and Drake Dalton for signing a letter of intent today!

More pictures are here.


Summer League Photos


Summer Camp Photos




Summer League!


Evoshield Canes - Texas 2017 Player Combine


Happy Mothers' Day!

  • We celebrate all of our baseball moms. You have a clearly done a great job. You should be extremely proud. We appreciate you!

Season ends with 5-3 loss to Hendrickson.

  • We wish the Hawks the best as they move on in the playoffs. And thanks to the folks at Rudder for doing a great job as our host.
  • The Panthers got a fine pitching performance by Jackson Dietel, closed by Kevin Hoy in the 7th, but it wasn't enough as the Panthers simply couldn't muster much offense against the Hawks pitcher. The Panthers fought to the end, scoring one run in the bottom of the 7th, but that left them two short.
  • Details don't really matter. The season is over. So we are going to celebrate our Class of 2017 - simply some of the best people you could ever hope to meet in life. That is coming. We love you guys. Friends forever. You will never be forgotten at Klein Oak.
  • Returning players - the 2018 season preparation starts now. You have some huge shoes to fill. Get to work! Let's go Oak!!!
  • Photo gallery. Everything is now posted.
     

Panthers split a pair against Hendrickson.

  • The Panthers won game one 3-0 courtesy of a 3 RBI 1st inning home run by Jackson Dietel and a fantastic no-hitter (1 walk and 7 Ks) pitching performance by Trevor Gracey.
  • The Panthers dropped game two despite a 2 RBI 1st inning home run by Jackson Dietel. Unfortunately the Panthers could only muster one other run - a 7th inning single by Tyler Thompson scored Trevor Howe - but the Panthers fell one run short.
  • Game three is Saturday at 1 pm at Bryan Rudder. Let's go Oak!!!

Summer Camp!

  • For students who will be in grades 6 through 9 this fall.
  • Monday, June 5th - Thursday, June 8th, 8 - 11 am at Klein Oak Panther Field
  • Water will be provided. Bring baseball gear and tennis shoes (in case weather forces us indoors).
  • $60 for all four days!
  • Click here for registration form.

Area Playoff vs. Hendrickson - Recheduled

  • Game 1 is Friday at 5 pm at Bryan Rudder
  • Game 2 is Friday at 7:30 pm at Bryan Rudder
  • Game 3, if needed, is Saturday at Bryan Rudder - time is TBD
  • Click image for program.

Panthers sweep with 12-1 win (6 innings) in game 2!

  • It was the same score as last night, and the first line would look familiar - Ben Content scattered four hits and allowed a single run - but this one was not easy. The Mustangs came to fight. It was 3-1 after 3 1/2 innings (RBIs by Chase Cos, Bryson Kemp and Adam Houck). But the Panthers added 2 in the bottom of the 4th. 
  • After the Panthers added three more in the bottom of the 6th - Double by Jackson Dietel, single by Chase Cos, and a double by Bryson Kemp. With two out Ryan Kasper was hit by pitch. The Mustangs only error allowed two more to score. 8-1 Panthers. Ryan Gryder walked to load the bases. Eduardo Malinowski took one ball and then knocked the next pitch over the left field fence for a walk off grand slam!
  • For a time the Panthers were held in check by a really good pitcher. In the end it was another run rule win, and the Panthers head to the second round of the playoffs having scored 57 runs in the last five games. Even Coach Harwell would agree that's not very bad! :)
  • Great job by Ben Content on the mound and battery mate Dylan Singletary!
  • Photo gallery - Pre-Game now posted (including Mason Dietel's incredible rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, dedicated to Jackson!) and and all photos now posted.
  • All four 15-6A teams advanced to the second round! 

Panthers down Westfield 12-1 in five innings!

  • Nice work, Panthers!
  • Trevor Gracey scattered four hits and allowed a single run. The Panthers scored one in the first, eight in the second and three in the fourth to cruise to victory. Tyler Thompson had three hits and three RBIs. Chase Cos had three hits and two RBIs. Adam Houck had two hits and two RBIs.
  • Photo gallery - Courtesy of Scott Howe! You might also scroll down for his pictures of the 2nd Stratford game.

Banquet 2017

  • Wonderful job by everyone involved!
  • Photo gallery
  • Sophomore Team MVP - Logan Zermeno
  • JV Team MVP - Warren Blair

Varsity Awards

All-District 15-6A (Chosen by the district coaches.)

1st Team All-District Pitcher Ben Content
1st Team All-District Outfield Chase Cos
1st Team All-District Utility Jackson Dietel
2nd Team All-District Pitcher Kevin Hoy
2nd Team All-District Pitcher Trevor Gracey
2nd Team All-District Outfield Bryson Kemp
Honorable Mention All-District Shortstop Eduardo Malinowski
Honorable Mention All-District 2nd Base Ryan Kasper
Honorable Mention All-District 3rd Base Adam Houck

Team Awards (Chosen by the players.)

Big Stick Chase Cos
Outstanding Pitcher Trevor Gracey
Most Improved Ryan Gryder
Academic Eduardo Malinowski
MVP Trevor Gracey
Golden Glove Eduardo Malinowski
Mr. Hustle Trevor Howe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Playoff Series vs. Westfield!

  • Game 1 - Friday at 4 pm at Westfield
  • Game 2 - Saturday at 2 pm at Klein Oak
  • Game 3 (if needed) - Saturday at Klein Oak, following game 2
  • Go Oak!!!!!!
  • Click the image below to see the playoff program.

All three teams finish the regular season with run rule wins over Stratford!

Varsity blasts Stratford 11-0 in five!

  • Trevor Gracey and Jackson Dietel combined for the shutout but Trevor got the win.
  • The Panthers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first courtesy of an Adam Houck double that scored three runs after a Trevor Gracey walk, a Jackson Dietel single and a Bryson Kemp walk.
  • In the 3rd, Jackson doubled and Chase Cos batted him in with a single. Then Bryson and Adam singled and Bryson scored on a fielder's choice. Ryan Kasper singled in Adam. After a Cash McNicholas walk, Ryan Gryder scored on a passed ball. Eduardo Malinowski walks. Trevor singled to score Ryan and Cash. Jackson sac fly scores Eduardo. Panthers 10; Stratford 0.
  • In the 4th, Dalton Stevenson walked, Trevor Howe reached on a fielders' choice, and then Cash doubled to score Trevor. Panthers 11; Stratford 0. Jackson Dietel replaced Trevor Gracey on the mound for the final two innings and closed things out without any drama.
  • Photo gallery, courtesy of Scott Howe.
  • Great win, Panthers! Unfortunately for the Panthers Collins defeated Klein tonight, claiming the district title. The Panthers finished tied with Klein for 2nd place but Klein gets the #2 seed by virtue of having defeated us twice. Fair enough. 
  • We are so proud of you, Panthers! It has been a challenge this year but you guys fought so hard down the stretch and finished so strongly that you just have to have confidence heading into the playoffs. The opponent is going to be Westfield. But this is going to be a completely different situation than what we've seen with Westfield in the past. Get ready, Panthers!!! Let's go Oak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JV Claim District Championship with 13-3 win in five!

  • This one was 3-3 in the 3rd with the Panthers needing a win to claim the district title. It looked like starting pitcher Logan Balmanno was running out of gas. That was wrong. Logan dug deep, then he dug deeper and he delivered two stellar closing innings.
  • Your webmaster was a witness but with no Gamechanger record on this one (why?) I can only tell you how it ended. The Panthers had the bases loaded in the bottom of the 5th. The score was Oak 10 and Stratford 3. Warren Blair was at the plate. Warren hit a towering shot to deep center field to clear the bases for a triple. Final score: 13-3! [Warren. If you hit the ball to left or right field, it goes over the fence and then you don't have to run as hard. Just a suggestion! But awesome job, young man!!!!]
  • District Champs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Way to go, Panthers! Photo gallery.

Sophomores shut out Stratford 12-0 in five!

  • No Gamechanger report on this for some unknown reason. But your webmaster witnessed a great game by a great KO pitcher, Ethan Litherland. He dominated. My guess is that is not the last time that is going to happen because this young man is special and he gets better with every game. Very impressive, Ethan!
  • Obviously there was lots of great defense and lots of great offense also. If the Gamechanger scoring ever appears I'll try to update this to give credit where credit is due. Sorry for the current situation. At least a photo gallery is coming!
  • It's possible that our Sophomore team also won a district championship but we're not sure yet. We do know that it was a very good performance by these guys and we are very proud of them! Photo gallery - Everything is posted.

Varsity outlasts Stratford in a classic 9-8!

  • Wow. What a game. The Spartans had their backs against the wall and they played like it, giving the Panthers all they could handle before falling in the 7th inning.
  • The Spartans took the lead 1-0 in the 1st before Ben Content got on track and shut things down, and then threw a 0 on the board in short order in the 2nd.
  • Dylan Singletary hit a shot to the railroad tracks that scored him, Bryson Kemp (who had doubled) and Ryan Kasper (who had walked) to give the Panthers a 3-1 lead.
  • Then the Panthers had one of those innings from hell in the 3rd. Walk, walk, single, error, error, single, walk, error, single. Something like that. The Spartans scored six in all of that and Kevin Hoy relieved a frustrated Ben Content. Spartans 7, Panthers 3.
  • The Panthers kept fighting. Hard. But first real life intruded. The Panthers outstanding Bat Boy, Will Hernden, who suffers from juvenile battens disease had seizures in the dugout. While his parents and our trainers attended to him and escorted him from the field, the Panthers prayed for him. We're sure he will recover. His courage and enthusiasm have left a lasting mark on all of us. Thanks, Will!
  • Jackson Dietel homered in the bottom of the third to bring the score to 7-4. In the 4th, Ryan Kasper walked again and scored on a wild pitch. 7-5. In the 5th Trevor Gracey singled, Jackson Dietel tripled to score Trevor Howe (running for Gracey) and Chase Cos hit a sac fly to right to score Jackson and even the score at 7. Kevin Hoy threw 0s on the board in the 4th, 5th and 6th innings.
  • Ryan Kasper singled to lead off the bottom of the 6th, Dalton Stevenson tripled to score Ryan, and Caden McMullen (running for Dalton) scored on a passed ball. Panthers 9; Spartans 7.
  • Kevin Hoy struck out the first two in the top of the 7th. Then things got interesting. A walk, a single and a fielder's choice brought the score to 9-8. But Kevin hung tough and got a fly ball to end the game. Whew! Great win, Panthers!
  • Photo gallery - Everything posted!

JV beats Stratford 5-4!

  • Tyler Thompson pitched a great game. One earned run on 4 hits and 3 walks with 10 strikeouts! A couple of errors made the score closer than it should have been. The Panthers though took advantage of some Spartan miscues also. 

Sophomores fall to Stratford 7-5.

  • The Panthers gave up five in the first inning thanks to some uncharacteristic errors and could not recover.

Varsity blasts Spring Woods 13-1!

  • Great job by Trevor Gracey on the mound, scattering five hits and not allowing a run or a walk with five Ks over six innings.
  • Your webmaster's stats access has been disabled again so this is incomplete. But Dalton Stevenson had a three RBI double and Jackson Dietel had a single RBI double.
  • With the win the Panthers have clinched a playoff spot. Nice work, Panthers!

JV downs Spring Woods 9-4!

  • Tucker McEnroe homored in the first inning, scoring two as the Panthers jumped to a 3-1 lead after 1. Tucker, Blake Fortunato and A.J. Wilson each had two hits.
  • Chris Huerta got the win on the mound. Sorry, no stats on that.

Sophomores run rule Spring Woods 12-2 in five!

  • Caleb Ausmus delivered the goods on the mound, surrendering only a couple of late runs in a dominant performance with 8 strikeouts in five innings. Kudos also to battery mate Jacob Malozzi!
  • Blaine Birner homered to close to the railroad tracks in the 4th inning! Blaine also had a double as did Jackson Jarrett, both with RBIs. Nice work, Panthers! Photo gallery - Everything posted.

Varsity downs Spring Woods 4-1!

  • Ben Content delivered a great performance on the mound with 16 Ks while scattering five hits and zero walks. Great job by Ben and battery mate Dylan Singletary!
  • In the bottom of the third Trevor Gracey singled, Jackson Dietel reached on an error, Chase Cos singled, Bryson Kemp singled - driving in Trevor and Jackson, and Chase and Bryson scored on an error. That was all the scoring.
  • Photo Gallery - All photos now posted.

Sophomores and JV defeat Spring Woods!

  • Your webmaster doesn't currently have access to stats, so I can only report the basics.
  • Sophomores won 9-0 and Lawson Wachel pitched a no hitter over the six inning game to lead the Panthers to victory. The Panthers had 17 hits but I don't have access to stats to know who the leaders were.
  • JV won 10-2 with Mason Dietel getting the win on the mound, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out five. Cameron Tobola went three for four to lead the offense for the Panthers.

JV beats Collins 7-6!

  • The Panthers jumped out to 6-0 lead after the first three innings but it was a 7th inning run that made the difference. 
  • Tyler Thompson gave the Panthers five strong innings on the mound, three runs on six hits and four walks with six Ks. 
  • Blalke Fortunato and Josh Rodriguez led the offense with two hits each.

Sophomores tie Collins 3-3.

  • Myles Castor scattered five hits and one walk and struck out 12 over 6 2/3 innings. But a double in the sixth inning allowed Collins to tie the game.
  • Blain Birner's 4th inning home run was the highlight for the Panther offense.

Varsity downs Collins 4-3!

  • Trevor Gracey gave the Panthers six great innings, allowing just one run while scattering six hits and four walks with three Ks. He pitched his way out of his only jam in the 6th inning. Thinks got interesting in the 7th before Jackson Dietel ended it with a pop fly. Special kudos to our awesome catcher, Dylan Singletary. Great work, Dylan!
  • The Panther defense was solid as usual.
  • Jackson also contributed the major offensive excitement of the night with a first inning home run. the Panthers added three more in the third. Ryan Kasper started it with a leadoff single. Ryan Gryder walked. Eduardo Malinowski sac bunted the runners into scoring position. Trevor Gracey was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Ryan Kasper scored on a passed ball. Chase Cos singled to score both Gryder and Trevor Howe (running for Gracey). That was all Trevor and Jackson needed for the sweet win! Photo gallery.

Varsity falls to Collins 3-2 in ninth inning.

  • A solo shot home run ended this for the home Tigers in the bottom of the ninth.
  • The loss ruined a great performance by Ben Content on the mound - 7 innings, 2 runs on 6 hits, 2 walks and 9 Ks.
  • Adam Houck led the offense with three of the Panthers seven hits. Chase Cos and Ryan Gryder had two each.
  • Regroup and get the win at home tomorrow, Panthers!

JV gets run ruled by Collins 11-0.


Sophomores beat Collins 7-0!

  • A superb complete game performance by Ethan Litherland on the mound made it an easy night for the Panthers. 0 runs on 4 hits, 3 walks and 5 Ks.
  • Ethan also had two hits, including a triple. Myles Castor added two hits.
  • Photo gallery - All posted.

Trevor Gracey's Perfect Game leads Panthers by Raiders 3-0!

  • The Panthers managed just three runs - one in each of the first three innings - on six hits. So it was a good night for Trevor to be perfect, and he was. 0 runs on 0 hits and 0 walks with 12 Ks. Way to go Trevor! And kudos also to battery mate Dalton Stevenson.
  • Cash McNicholas's double was the offensive highlight on a night when Northbrook's pitching was tough also.
  • Photo gallery - Part 1 is posted; others coming.

Varsity shuts out Northbrook 9-0!

  • Kevin Hoy got the win on the mound, pitching five shutout innings and allowing just one hit and no walks with three Ks. Josh Seale finished things in the fifth - no hits, one walk and 1 K.
  • Eduardo Malinowski and Trevor Gracey led the offense with two hits each. Adam Houck added a triple.

Sophomores down Northbrook 8-3!

  • Credit the Raiders for the fact that this was not easy. In fact the Panthers dug themselves a 3-1 hole before getting serious and pulling out the win. Way to respond to the challenge, Panthers!
  • The Panthers tied the game in the bottomof the 4th, went ahead 4-3 in the bottom of the 5th on a Logan Zermeno home run and broke it open in the bottom of the sixth with four more rune. Logan had two hits, including the HR, and Aaron Kersey also had two hits.
  • Billy Brown got the start and pitched four innings, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks with seven Ks. Logan Zermeno got the win with three innings, allowing 0 runs on three hits and six Ks.
  • Photo gallery - Now complete.

JV edges Klein 2-1!

  • Logan Balmanno got the complete game win on the mound, allowing just one run on six hits and one walk.
  • Luke McCoy had a double but no Panther had more than one hit in this pitchers duel.
  • Nice win, Panthers!

Varsity falls to Klein 4-2.

  • Two home runs by the Bearcats were the difference in this one. The Panthers grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first but the Bearcats first homer scored two in the bottom of the first for a 2-1 lead. Both teams added one run in the third then the Bearcats got an insurance homer in the sixth.
  • Jackson Dietel allowed 3 earned runs on 7 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4 in the complete game. 
  • Eduardo Malinowski led the offense with two doubles. Trevor Gracey had two singles. 

Sophomores beat Klein 10-1!

  • Great game, Panthers! They scored four in the 1st, then added two on a Colton Hitt home run in the 2nd! One more in the third before finishing the deal with three in the 5th. 
  • Mason Anderton led the offense with three hits and 2 RBIs. Colton's home run also added two RBIs. Myles Castor got the win on the mound, pitching five innings and allowing just one run on five hits, two walks and five Ks.
  • Apologies from your webmaster for not getting pictures of this sweet win. I'm just too ill to be at the ballpark tonight.

JV outlasts Klein 7-6 in 9 innings!

  • It was all tied at 3 after 7 innings. The Panthers scored three in the top of the 8th but the Bearcats had a three run homer in the bottom of the 8th. But in the top of the 9th Warren Blair doubled to score Tucker McEnroe. Luke McCoy shut down in the Bearcats in the bottom of the 9th to notch the win on the mound.
  • Hunter Smith and Warren Blair both had three hits to lead the offense. Nice job, Panthers! Way to hang tough!

Sophomores defeat Klein 5-4!

  • Both teams scored two in the first but the Bearcats added two in the 2nd to take the lead. Our guys added one in the third and then two in the fifth to secure the victory. Nice work, Panthers!
  • Ethan Litherland got the win on the mound in relief, pitching 4 1/3 innings and allowing 0 runs on 2 hits and 1 walk with 4 Ks.
  • Coy Garner had two singles and Colton Hitt added a double to lead the offense.

Varsity falls to Klein 4-0.

  • Well, it was not a good night. Ben Content wasn't up to his standard of excellence. Under trying circumstances he gave up four runs on seven hits and five walks with four Ks. Still, he kept the Panthers in the game. But you can't win if you don't score and the Panthers didn't. The good news is that Trevor Gracey had a great outing in relief - taking the mound with two on and no outs he held the Bearcats to one run. Then he threw 0s on the board in the final two innings - 0 runs on three hits, no walks and three Ks.
  • Ryan Kasper led the Panthers offense with two hits (including a double). But the Panthers could not muster a real threat against a great outing by the Bearcats Candelari.
  • Photo gallery.

Varsity completes the sweep of Klein Forest 5-1!

  • A terrific pitching performance by Kevin Hoy allowed the Panthers to defeat a very tough KF team. [This is the best KF team in a long time, without almost everyone back from a team that narrowly missed the playoffs last year. They are for real, folks.] Kevin got the start and went five innings, allowing just one run on just three hits and one walk. Great work, Kevin Hoy! Ben Content finished the job, allowing 0 runs on two hits and two walks with 1 strikeout. The Panthers ended the game on a double play.
  • The Panthers scored 1 in the first, 1 in the third, 1 in the fifth and 2 in the sixth. Trevor Gracey had three big RBIs (for the 2nd time this week) on two hits (1 double). Ryan Kasper also had two hits to lead the offense.
  • Great win, Panthers! The Panthers move to 4-0 in district! Now go get Klein next week! Let's go Oak!

Sophomores and JV both down Klein Forest in 3 innings!

  • Sophomores prevailed 15-0 behind the pitching of Aaron Kersey - 0 runs on 3 hits with 1 walk and 4 strikeouts!
  • The Panthers scored 8 in the first, six in the second and ended the game with a final run in the third. Leading the offense with two hits each were Colton Hitt, Aaron Kersey, and Mason Anderton. 
  • The JV prevailed 22-0 behind the pitching of Christian Huerta - 0 runs on 2 hits, 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.
  • The Panthers scored 12 in the first and 10 in the third. Warren Blair led the offense with three hits and four RBIs. Kaden Kleinert and Dominic Romero both had two hits and three RBIs.
  • Nice work by both teams! Way to go Oak! Photo gallery.

Senior Night Photos

  • Click here for baseball and Diamond Girls Senior Night photos from Tuesday, March 21st. These are high resolution versions that should be suitable for any prints you would like to make.
  • Game pictures from the KF game on Tuesday will come ASAP.

Panthers come from behind to down Klein Forest 7-6!

  • Well, this was interesting. Not artful, but interesting. 
  • Forest took the lead in the top of the first when three Panthers stopped in their tracks and watched a fly ball drop right in the middle of them. It kind of set the tone for a strange evening.
  • In the bottom of the 1st Trevor Gracey walked, advanced to 3rd on a Jackson Dietel single, then scored on a Chase Cos single. 1-1.
  • Singles by Bryson Kemp and Cash McNicholas started the home 2nd. Then Ryan Kasper was hit. Bases loaded. Trevor Gracey cleared the bases on a clutch 3 RBI double. After a Jackson Dietel single, Trevor scored on a sac fly by Chase Cos. 5-1 and it looked like the Panthers were in command.
  • But the Golden Eagles added two in the top of the 4th to make it 5-3. Then they took the lead in the top of the sixth with a two out rally that included a home run. KF 6; Oak 5. Kevin Hoy came in to secure the final out without drama.
  • In the bottom of the 6th Bryson Kemp doubled with one out. With two outs Ryan Kasper singled and then Eduardo Malinowski singled to score Bryson. 6-6.
  • Ben Content came in to retire the side in order but KF pitcher Salgado - who was very good - did the same. But he was up against the pitch count so after Ben retired KF in order again in the 8th the Panthers faced a new pitcher. After one out Bryson Kemp singled. Ben Content reached on the Golden Eagles only error of the evening. Ryan Kasper walked to load the bases. With two outs Adam Houck walked to end the game. 7-6.
  • Well, it was a win and the Panthers are 3-0 in district! Way to hang tough, Panthers!

Sophomores and JV defeat Klein Forest!

  • The JV prevailed 13-2 and the Sophomores 21-0.
  • The JV scored 7 runs in the 4th inning to put the game away. Tucker McEnroe led the offense with two hits. Cameron Tobola got the win on the mound allowing five hits and 4 walks with 8 strikeouts. Nice work, Panthers!
  • The Sophomores scored 10 in the first and nine in the second to decide things. Colton Hitt led the offense with three hits. Zach Siefkas got the win on the mound, allowing 0 hits and one walk while striking out five in three innings. Nice job, Panthers!

Ben Content's 1 hit shutout, and some fancy leather, lead Panthers by Memorial 1-0!

  • Lots of fancy leather by the Panthers helped a bunch! Two incredible leaping stabs by 2nd baseman Ryan Kasper robbed the Mustangs of hits. The single hit came at the worst possible time, with two out in the top of the 6th but a runner on 2nd base (after Ben's only walk of the game). One of the Mustangs Trozzos singled to right field. But Chase Cos fielded the ball and threw a perfect strike to Dyland Singletary at home plate to easily secure the out at the plate (despite an impressive leap by over Dylan by pinch baserunner Barnet).
  • Eduardo Malinowski led off the bottom of the 1st with an impressive double. After a sacrifice by Trevor Gracey a Jackson Dietel single scored Eduardo. That was the Panthers only run; credit a really nice pitching job by the Mustangs Christian Rios for that. However, it was the only run Ben, with some help by his friends, needed. Eduardo and Dylan Singletary both had two hits to lead the Panthers.
  • The Panthers move to 2-0 in district play. Nice work, Panthers! Photo gallery - Everything is now posted. Stay safe for the rest of Spring Break and go get (a very good) Klein Forest next week!

JV splits a double-header against Memorial as Luke McCoy pitches a 1 hitter and Josh Rodriguez homers twice in the nightcap!

  • We're calling it a win since the JV also won on Monday, but the Panthers dropped game one on Wednesday 6-1 at Memorial. Mason Dietel got the start and went five innings, allowing 6 runs on 9 hits and 2 walks with 3 strikeouts. Justin Barnes held the Mustangs scoreless in the final inning, allowing just two walks. A.J. Wilson and Logan Balmanno led the offense with two hits each.
  • Luke McCoy got the complete game, one hit,14-2 win in the nightcap, allowing 2 runs on 1 hit and 0 walks. Amazing work, Luke!
  • Josh Rodriguez was equally amazing with 2 home runs (3 hits) and an incredible 7 RBIs! Wow! Great game, Panthers!

Sophomores beat Memorial 5-4!

  • Lawson Wachel got the start and pitched five innings, allowing 4 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks with 5 strikeouts. Myles Castor pitched the final two, allowing 0 runs on 1 hit with 0 walks and 3 strikeouts. Nice work, gentlemen!
  • Kyle Bishop had two hits to lead the offense, but Coy Garner, Lawson Wachel and Jackson Jarratt had a hit and an RBI. 
  • Nice win guys! Photo gallery - 1st part is posted and more to come.

Varsity 1-0 after 7-2 win at Memorial!

  • Jackson Dietel pitched a two hit shutout through six innings to get the Panthers off to a winning start in district play. 
  • Eduardo Malinowski's bases loaded thriple in the top of the fifth broke a scoreless tie. Eduardo also singled. Joining him with two hits were Bryson Kemp and Trevor Gracey.
  • Nice work, Panthers! Get another one on Thursday at Panther Field!

JV downs Memorial 10-4!

  • Great game, Panthers! Our Panthers fell behind early, trailing 3-0 heading to the bottom of the 2nd. But they kept the faith and scored 8 in the bottom of the 2nd to take the lead for good. 
  • Logan Balmanno got the win on the mound. He went five innings, surrendering 4 runs (2 earned) on 7 hits and 3 walks with 7 strikeouts. Jacob Mata pitched two innings in relief, allowing 0 runs on 0 hits with 3 walks and 2 strikeouts.
  • Hunter Smith led the offense with 2 hits, including a double, and 3 RBIs. Kolby McCorkle also had 2 hits and 3 RBIs. Wesley Casey had two hits and 1 RBI. Photo gallery.

Sophomores fall to Memorial 7-0.

  • Our Panthers managed only 1 hit and committed 2 errors. That's not a recipe for success and it wasn't Monday night as the Sophomore team dropped the first district game

JV defeats Tomball Memorial 4-2!

  • Somehow the JV guys managed to score only four runs on thirteen hits, but we'll forgive them for that! 
  • Jacob Mata was the winner with five innings of work, allowing two runs on two hits with three walks and four strikeouts. Nice. 
  • Tucker McEnroe finished the game on the mound allowing 0 runs on 1 hit and 1 walk with four strikeouts. Nice again!
  • Blake Fortunato, Aaron Lynch and Brent Morgan all had three hits to lead the offense. Outstanding! Jacob Mata had two RBIs on one hit.
  • This was scheduled for a double-header but I'm guessing the second game was cancelled due to weather.

Varsity beats Grapevine then falls to Deer Park.

  • Great game against Grapevine! Nice pitching by Kevin Hoy, great defense, and just enough offense for a 4-2 win!
  • Kevin Hoy went the distance, allowing just two runs on four hits and 1 walk with 3 strikeouts. Nice work, Kevin!
  • Jackson Dietel led the offense with two hits and two RBIs. Also collecting two hits were Eduardo Malinowski, Chase Cos and Ryan Gryder. Each of those guys had a double. Way to go, Panthers! Nice win!
  • The Deer Park game just started badly. We all have great confidence in Ben Content on the mound but it wasn't his day. Give credit to a very good Deer Park team for 9 runs in the first three innings. Relief pitcher Drake Dalton had his best outing, throwing two 0s on the board while not allowing a hit, ably aided by two Panther double plays. Luke McCoy finished things with a quick inning, allowing just one hit.

Sophomores beat Magnolia 7-2!

  • The Panthers jumped out to a four run 1st inning lead. Blain Birner, Myles Castor and Mason Anderton all had two hits to lead the offense. 
  • Aaron Kersey pitched the entire six inning game, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks. Well done!

Varsity falls twice in Wings-N-More Tournament

  • In the first game against Atascocita the Panthers fell behind 1-0 after the first but were in it after Chase Cos homered in 5th to bring the score to 3-2. But the Panthers surrendered 3 runs in the next inning to lose 6-2. Eduardo Malinowski led the offense with three hits. Starting pitcher Jackson Dietel pitched four innings, allowing two runs on six hits and no walks.
  • In the second game against Flower Mound Marcus the Panthers grabbed a 4-0 lead in the second, but surrendered 3 in the third, 2 in the fifth and 2 in the sixth to lose 7-4. Bryson Kemp and Cash McNicholas led the offense with two hits each while starting pitcher Trevor Gracey had two RBIs. Gracey pitched four innings, allowing three runs on 5 hits and 2 walks.

Sophomores blast College Station 11-3!

  • Lawson Wachel pitched three innings, allowing three runs on four hits. Eryn Kersey allowed just one hit in the final two innings.
  • Matthew Stone led the offense with one hit and two RBIs. Way to go, Oak!

Varsity falls to Cy-Fair in heartbreaker.

  • Every baseball player has suffered through the inning from hell. Our Panthers did today in the 6th. The fifth inning ended five minutes shy of the time limit with the Panthers ahead 5-3. 10 Cy-Fair runs later we went to the bottom of the 6th inning. Ouch! The 13-5 score wasn't close but the game was.
  • The Panthers went through three pitchers in the 6th. [Keep your heads up guys. It just wasn't your day.] To make matters worse it started raining, resulting in a series of slick ball errors from guys who don't do that. If anything could go wrong, it did.
  • Parents, I want you to know that the only concern in the dugout in that sixth inning was consoling and lifting up a devasted, young pitcher who thought he's let down his teammates. That's what kind of sons you're raised. Thank you!
  • The loss wasted a nice start by Josh Seale. He threw three 0s on the board to start the game. That's no small accomplishment against a very strong Cy-Fair team. Ryan Gryder led the offense with two hits and two RBIs. 
  • Photo gallery.

JV wins 3 and ties 2 in Cy-Fair Tourney!

  • The Panthers downed Cy-Woods 3-2, Langham Creek 4-2 and Cy-Springs 3-0 before settling for a 3-3 tie with Cy-Lakes.
  • The JV tied Cy-Fair on Saturday, 1-1.
  • No stats available on these.

Varsity beats Willis 7-3!

  • Trevor Gracey had three doubles and a single to lead the Panther offsense over Willis.
  • Kevin Hoy got the win on the mound for the Panthers - three runs on 9 hits, 1 walk and 8 strikeouts. Josh Seale finished things off with the last two outs in the final inning.

Sophomores smash The Woodlands 10-2 and Pasadena 14-2!

  • Awesome job, Panthers, beating the Highlanders decisively on their home field! 
  • Ethan Litherland - #10 - nearly pitched a no hitter, surrendering a single hit in the 7th inning after 1 out. Jackson Jarratt closed in the 7th.
  • Photo gallery. Part 1 and Part 2 are now posted. I hope you like them!
  • This great win came on the heals of the Sophs 14-2 win over Pasadena. Logan Zermeno and Caleb Ausmus combined for the win on the mound. Matthew Stone had three hits, including a double. Mason Anderton had two hits and two RBIs.

Varsity falls to Cy-Woods 5-3

  • Trevor Gracey went the distance on the mound, giving up 5 runs on 9 hits with 1walk and 2 strikeouts. 
  • The Panthers managed six hits - 2 by Chase Cos - and committed two errors.

Jackson Dietel's shutout gets Panther back on the winning track 3-0!

  • Great job, Jackson! 9 K's with 3 hits and 0 BBs is just stellar!
  • Eduardo Malinowski led the Panther offense with 2 hits.

Varsity fights Rudder to a 1-1 draw in 7 innings.

  • A great pitching performance by Ben Content, error free, excellent defense, two great hits by Sophomore outfielder Bryson Kemp and a clutch hit by pinch hitter Dylan Singletary gave the Panthers an excellent chance to beat a tough Rudder team. It didn't happen for a couple of reasons:
    • The Panthers are not staying on the top half of the ball. [Easier said than done, for sure.] They continue to hit a record number of pop flies. 
    • The only time Ben Content struggled a bit was after two outs and empty bases in the top of the 5th. Three consecutive hits gave Rudder their only run.
  • Bryson Kemp scored KO's only run in the bottom of the 4th on a sac fly by fellow Sophomore Tyler Thompson.
  • The Panthers had a final chance in the 7th. Tyler Thompson walked and Ryan Kasper came in to run for him. Ryan stole 2nd. With one out Dylan Singletary delivered a base hit single to left field but a nice throw got Ryan out at home. The end.
  • Photo gallery.

A note about photographs from your webmaster

  • I've posted the first of my photographs of our Panthers on my Smugmug site. All photos will be at https://garynelson.smugmug.com/KO-Baseball. I shot two varsity games and one JV game this weekend. I will shoot - Lord willing - our Sophomores next weekend at The Woodlands. I can't be everywhere so I'd love to have some help from parents in taking pictures for these players. Please contact me at garykohs@att.net if you are willing to help take pictures.
  • Please understand that it takes me about 2 hours to process and post pictures that take one hour to shoot. So each game equals about six hours of my time. Please be patient.
  • Also, there's a purchase photos link on my Smugmug site. You can order prints at that link. I don't get any payment from those orders. So it's fine with me if you download the pictures and use them however you'd like, including printing them yourself or via Walgreens or Costco, etc. 
  • If you're downloading a shot you should use the button to the left of "buy" to load the "original" version. But that is not really my original because I'm posting 2,000 pixel images. (That's good for printing up to about 10 inches.) I can give you a much larger version of most of these if you email me at garykohs@att.net. 
  • Finally - Parents - As you see a shot you like, please save it. When the season is coming to an end we will ask you to select some pictures that will be used for a slideshow. Plan ahead. I'll try to take pictures of everyone but some players will have more pictures than others.

JV blasts Bryan 12-3!

  • Congratulations guys on a great win. No details from a webmaster without stats access.
  • Photo gallery. Sorry that our system blocks Smugmug on student computers. Use your home PC or your phone.

Sophomores clobber Cy-Lakes 13-4

  • Earlier on Saturday the Sophomore team scored one in the 4th and one in the fifth and final inning to defeat Stratford 6-4.
  • Congratulations, guys. Sorry I can't offer details but your webmaster still doesn't have access to stats on Gamechanger.

Varsity drops 2 close ones.

  • Well, this is going to be a challenge, but our Panthers have to put this whole weekend in the rear view mirror.
  • There were some good things. A couple of early game errors resulted in a deficit to a very good Foster team. But the Panthers fought back, led by a great pitching performance by Drake Dalton. But they stranded too many baserunners and dropped a 6-4 decision to Foster. Photo gallery.
  • Trevor Gracey gave the Panthers a great game on the mound in the nightcap against host The Woodlands, holding the Highlanders to two runs. But the Panthers scored only one, leaving a couple of runners stranded in the 7th inning.
  • We believe in you, Panthers. Forget this tournament, hang tough together - as we know you will - and let's get some Ws next weekend as we defend our home field!

JV falls to Kingwood 6-0


Sophomores beat Langham Creek 8-1 in 6!

  • Great job, guys! A. Kersey delivered five great innings on the mound and J. Jarrat finished things in the 6th. Kersey also had three hits and three RBIs.

Varsity gets blitzed by Kempner 16-5 in 4 innings.

  • Well, if I didn't know how good our Panthers are I would be really worried after watching this game. But I do know how good they are, and how determined they are. So my money is on the Panthers.
  • But today the better team was Kempner. Our guys know where the standard is because they saw it today. I know they will get to work to get better, to make sure this doesn't happen later in the season.
  • It was one of those "If anything can go wrong ..." type of games. Starting pitcher Kevin Hoy didn't have his usual control. And then we had to use several guys who haven't pitched in ... well, a very long time - like years not months. Trevor Howe was really pretty amazing, considering he never thought he'd be standing on that mound. Way to battle, young man! Same thing with Sophomore Bryson Kemp and Junior Adam Houck. You won't see them listed as pitchers on the roster. But they're competitors. Thanks, guys.
  • Photo gallery. Part 1 is now posted. The others are coming. [This site is blocked on KISD student computers, by the way.]

Varsity falls to Flower Mound 5-3

  • The Panthers dug themselves a 4-0 hole in the 2nd inning.
  • A two RBI, bases loaded single by Dylan Singletary in the bottom of the 5th brought the Panthers within two. However the game ended on the time limit.

Opening Day 2017!

  • The Varsity started with a 10-5 win over Dekaney! Game 2 was a 7-7 tie with Langham Creek.
    • Your webmaster still doesn't have access to game stats so I have no details to report. Sorry about that. 
  • The Sophomore team started with a 5-3 win over Cy-Ranch. They dropped the second game in a 6-3 loss to Cy-Fair.
    • Once again, I don't have access to stats on Gamechanger so I don't know any details.
  • JV defeated The Woodlands 4-3.

Sweet! Strong pitching staff leads varsity past Tomball Memorial!

  • It was 1-1in the top of the 2nd. Jackson Dietal, Ben Content, Trevor Gracey, Josh Seale, Ryan Gryder and Drake Dalton were stallwart on the mound until the Panthers notched the win in the 10th with a Ben Content walk.
  • Way to hang tough, Panthers!

Congratulations to our Sophomore Team for a great start!

  • Our youngest Panthers began their KO careers with a 16-1 win over Tomball Memorial. It's just a scimmage but that's pretty strong!
  • Great work, Panthers! We're proud of you!

Meet the Panthers!

  • Saturday, Feb 2nd at noon at Panther Field
  • Meet all the players and enjoy lunch courtesy of the booster club. Enjoy scrimmages! Everyone is welcome!

2017 Baseball Calendar

  • Click here for the calendar page. You can click on any month to download a printable PDF file.
  • Also, the schedules are posted. Note the links to baseball pages and site location

NCAA Eligibility PowerPoint

  • Please click here if you hope to play at the next level!

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BOX SCORES

VARSITY
HITS
ERR
RUNS
Hendrickson 10 2 5
KO 5 0 3
 
KO 8 1 3
Hendrickson 7 0 4
 
Hendrickson 0 0 0
KO 5 3 3

DISTRICT 15-6A STANDINGS
TEAM DISTRICT SEASON
Klein Oak* 11-3 15-12-2
Klein* 11-3 21-7-1
Klein Collins* 12-2 20-7
Klein Forest 6-8 10-16
Memorial* 8-6 16-11-1
Northbrook 0-14 1-18
Spring Woods 2-12 6-19
Stratford 6-8 12-15-1
*Clinched a playoff berth.