Sophomore lifts Cypress Ranch to 5A state baseball crown

ROUND ROCK, Texas — Sophomore Corbin Martin homered and drove in two runs to help Houston Cypress Ranch beat A&M Consolidated, 4-1, in the Class 5A baseball state championship game Saturday at Dell Diamond.

Cypress Ranch (32-8), at the state tournament for the first time, followed Friday’s 6-0 win over Arlington Martin with another stellar pitching performance. Starter Zach Brosch (8-0) allowed one run and four hits in 52/3 innings to get the win. Jonathon Whitley pitched 11/3 scoreless innings, giving up two hits, for the save.

Cypress Ranch scored two unearned runs in the top of the first, taking advantage of two A&M Consolidated errors. A&M Consolidated (29-12), at the state tournament for the first time since 1990, scored its only run in the bottom of the first on a sacrifice fly by Colby Turton.

Martin hit a two-out, solo home run in the second inning to give Cypress Ranch a 3-1 lead. His sacrifice fly in the sixth made it 4-1.

Consolidated had two on with one out in the bottom of the seventh, but a double play ended the game.

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