Written by Corbett Smith
Baseball player of the week (3/26): Colleyville Heritage's Christian Gonzales
What he did: In three district wins last week, Gonzales registered six hits. He picked up the win as a starter against Irving and hit a game-tying home run in the seventh inning against Richland. At the beginning of March, during Arlington Martin’s Tyde Classic tournament, Gonzales — the team’s designated hitter and a reserve outfielder — was moved to first base for the first time at any level. Since that point, he is hitting close to .600 in district play.
Who he is: A 6-0, 200-pound junior first baseman/pitcher
The stats: At the plate, he went 6-for-9 in three games, with a home run, a double and seven RBIs. He also registered a pitching win against Irving, striking out four in three innings.
He said it: “I’m enjoying it, playing in the field for the first time in a while. … I’m just trying to help out my team in any way I can.”
Coach said it: “Just like anything, confidence kind of snowballs. … He’s really been seeing the ball well and squaring it up.” — Alan McDougal
Did you know? Gonzales was a starting inside linebacker on Colleyville Heritage’s 9-2 football team. He had 99 solo tackles, 12 for loss, with three fumble recoveries and two interceptions. He returned one of those interceptions for a 44-yard touchdown in Heritage’s 36-29 win over Hurst L.D. Bell.
Garland Naaman Forest
Win, save in two 10-5A wins
Relief win, grand slam against Justin NW
4-for-6, 7 RBIs, 3 HBPs, 2 SBs
No-hitter, 7 strikeouts against Denton Guyer
Double, triple, 5 RBIs against Lewisville