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2017

Varsity 

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Junior Varsity 

A number of new faces made their HS debut for the JV Mustangs, winning five games in a tough scheudle. the team put together an impressive streak of play down the stretch, putting together wins over Stafford High School (4-1), HCYA (10-3), the West Houston Thunder (7-5), and Cypress Christian (6-5).  

Junior High

A very young team took the field and opened the season with a 9-8 walkoff win vs. Providence Classical School.

They also scrapped their way to a third-place finish in San Antonio at the FEAST pre-season tournament.

They also fought an older and more experienced Cypress Christian team to a 2-2 tie on their home field.

Also, for the first time since 2007, the JH Mustangs logged an impressive 6-2 win over the Dallas Angels in a DH split at Barton Park. 

2016

Varsity

Record: 25 wins - 10 losses (represents highest win total in Mustangs history)

   Highlights:

      - Aldine ISD Elliot Lansford 5A Tournament - 2nd Place

      - Danbury Invitational 3A / 4A Tournament - 2nd Place

      - Record vs. Homeschool Teams (12 wins - 6 losses)

      - Homeschool World Series - 3rd Place, Division II

At the Homeschool World Series in Florida, the Mustangs went 3-3 for the week, taking 3rd place in the Division II bracket. This placed them at 11th overall in a field of 23 teams.

Junior Varsity

Record: 11 wins - 6 losses

Junior High

The 2016 MtB Junior High team finished their schedule with an overall record of 7-10. The team put together some great performances including a first place finish in the Salem Lutheran Tournament in March, and victories over the Northside Falcons and Dallas Angels. Throughout the season the MtB coaches, players, and fans demonstrated excellent character in their interactions with each other and the umpires, as well as towards the players, coaches, and families of the other teams. 

2015 

Varsity

The Mustangs finished the season with a record of 17-16-1.

At the Homeschool World Series in Florida, the Mustangs went 4-3 for the week, taking 5th place in the Division II bracket. This placed them at 13th overall in a field of 22 teams.

2014

Varsity

Though they had to replace 4 Varsity players on the roster during the course of the season and battled through fractures and other assorted injuries/obstacles, this group of Varsity Mustangs turned in a great season that was a tribute to their never-say-die spirit.

They got their first win with a 9-inning come-from-behind effort versus the perennially-tough, TAPPS 4A playoff-bound Northland Christian Cougars, 10-9.

Facing a typically-tough schedule, four of the team's losses this season were to state champions (Houston Christian, of Southwest Preparatory Conference), Cypress Christian (from TAPPS 3A), and Kinkaid (the Southwest Division II Champ).  The Mustangs lost a tough, 8-inning game at Kinkaid, 6-5.

Turned in their best-ever performace at the John Cooper Tournament, going 3-0-1, with wins over TWCA, the Houston Power, and Arlington Oakridge of the SPC.  The Mustangs tied St. John's in another great game between the teams. The Mustangs thus were the champions of their bracket at the Cooper Tournament for the first time ever. This was the Mustangs first tournament championship in three years.

At the Aldine Wayne White Tournament, the Mustangs lost to UIL 5A Playoff-bound Oak Ridge HS, 3-2, in a walkoff in the bottom of the 7th.  The game was the de facto championship game of the tournament, as the Mustangs were undefeated in their other tournament games.  They defeated Alief Taylor, 5-4, with a walkoff single.  They also won over Aldine Eisenhower, 10-1, and Houston Davis, 11-2, while tying UIL 5A District Champ Aldine MacArthur, 2-2, in 8 innings.   

In a game that epitomized so much of their spirit and season, a short-handed and young Mustangs team rallied three times (from deficits of 6-3, 7-5, and 9-7) before scoring 4 in their last AB to defeat Houston Memorial White, 13-9.

In another memorable battle against mud, fog, rain, and fowl ... the Mustangs rallied with two outs in the last inning on the road to outlast the HCYA Eagles, 11-8.

Defeated District 23-3A Champion Houston Furr, 11-6.  

Lost a well-played game to a fine, 3A-playoff-bound Huffman Hargrave team, 4-2.

After falling behind, 3-0, the Mustangs clawed back take the lead and then hang on to defeat the perenial UIL 2A playoff-contending Danbury Panthers, 5-4.

Defeated John Cooper, 12-7, and TWCA, 18-1, winning on the home fields of both teams for the second year in a row.

In their last home game, the Mustangs fell behind, 3-0, to the Houston Power.  However, in a familiar refrain, they took the lead in their last AB and then threw out the potential tying run at the plate from CF to preserve the victory, 5-4.  The win over the Power resulted in the Mustangs winning the season series between the two teams, 3-2.

At the Homeschool World Series, the Mustangs' losses were to national third and fourth-place finishers, Oklahoma City and Charlotte, as well as the Division II finalists, the Raleigh, N.C. Warriors.  Thus, three of their losses on the season were to the top 4 teams in 2014 homeschool baseball, including the 2-0 loss earlier in the season vs. the Dallas Angels in Richardson. 

At the HWS, the Mustang also defeated the Richmond, Va. Patriots, 10-1, to advance to the Qualification Games for the fourth time in five years.  In their first Division II game, the Mustangs battled HCYA in a hard-fought, emotional, see-saw affair on Field #2.  The Eagles rallied with 4 runs in the top of the last inning to tie game, 11-11.  After a scoreless sixth, HCYA plated a single run in the top of the 7th.  But, very fittingly in their last win of the season, the Mustangs did what they had done so often in 2014 -- they refused to quit. Instead, they scored two runs in the bottom of the 7th to win in a walkoff, 13-12.  As a result, the Mustangs won the season series from the Eagles, 2-1.

The Mustangs HWS finish also marked the first time in program history that they finished higher than all Houston-area team at HWSA post-season play. However, in another respect, by again finishing ahead of all other teams from the Montgomery County/North Houston area for the 6th time in 8 years, the Mustangs were back in familiar territory. 

In sum, with yet another schedule loaded with UIL, SPC, and TAPPS playoff teams, the Mustangs finished  20-17-2, coming from behind often and, in fact, in most of their wins. The win total was the second most wins in team history and made them only the second team in organization history to win 20 games. In the end, two words describe this group ... resilience ... relentlessness.      

2013 

Varsity

With only 3 seniors, a young but resilient team battled throughout a tough schedule to make their mark in program history.  The Mustangs played an extraordinary number of close games in 2013. More than half (18) of the Mustangs' games were decided by three runs or less, including two that went extra innings and three ... yes, three ... that ended up tied. The Mustangs finished 15-17-3, with most of their games in the 2013 campaign against UIL, TAPPS, and SPC Div. I Playoff teams.

For the second time in team history, the Mustangs defeated John Cooper and The Woodlands Christian Academy in the same season; this time, however, the Mustangs won at both teams' home fields in a single season for the first time.  After falling to TWCA, 7-6, on a squeeze bunt in the season opener, the Mustangs defeated the Warriors two weeks later, 8-3. TWCA went on to the TAPPS 3A State Semi-Finals.

Went 3-1 at the Aldine Wayne Tournament vs. UIL 4A and 5A opponents, including their second straight win over playoff-bound UIL 5A Aldine MacArthur, 10-7.  

Rallied for three runs in the 7th to tie at Lutheran South, and then went on to win in the 8th, 6-5.

Battled hard in a well-played game at St. Pius before losing to the eventual TAPPS 5A Finalists, 6-4.

Rallied in their last at-bat on the road to defeat UIL District 29 2A Champion Danbury, 4-2, in the first meeting ever between the programs.

Lost, 6-5, in 8 innings at UIL 3A Regional Finalist, Huffman Hargrave.

Defeated two Houston-area Homeschool teams and tied the other one in a rain-shortened game.

Advanced to the Homeschool World Series Qualification Games for the third time in four years, with a 5-3 victory over Tulsa.  The Mustangs then lost to eventual national third-place finisher, Peachtree City, GA and Division 2 Champion St. Louis.  The Mustangs drew top-seeded Fort Worth twice in the tournament, losing 4-1 and 4-3.  In finishing 6th in Division 2 (or 14th in the nation), the Mustangs also scored a tournament-high 18 runs in their victory over Hendersonville, TN.  

All told, the Mustangs battled from start to finish and represented their team and program with character.  They honored each other and those that have come before them with their relentless spirit. As a result, the future is very bright and the stage set for 2014 and beyond.   

2012

Varsity

After graduating 7 seniors, a new generation of Mustangs carried the mantle forward in 2012.  This scrappy group of Mustangs still managed to record double-digit wins (12) for the fifth consecutive season while establishing still more team firsts. 

Defeated Rosehill Christian, 6-2, in the first-ever meeting between the programs.  With the victory over Rosehill and Fort Worth Calvary Christian, the Mustangs went 2-1 in the John Cooper Tournament.

Defeated Cypress Christian, 5-3, for the second consecutive season.  

Held off UIL 4A playoff team Houston Davis, 3-1, in the Aldine Wayne White Tournament, marking the second consecutive victory over the Panthers.

In another first, hosted an out-of-state opponent at Barton Park, Pulaski Academy (4A) from Little Rock, Arkansas.  The Bruins rallied late to defeat the Mustangs, 5-3, in a great ball game.

In a well-played and pitched game at Taub Field against St. John's, the Mustangs staged a dramatic, 5-run rally in the top of the 7th inning and then held on with great pitching and defense in the bottom of the inning to defeat the Mavericks, 6-5.  

In their final home game of the year, the Mustangs defeated the perenially-strong Baytown Christian Bulldogs, 16-4.  The Bulldogs went on to win their third consecutive TCAL state championship.  

At the Homeschool World Series in Auburndale, Florida, the Mustangs played hard and finished strong.  The team put together its best effort of the season in defeating the Atlanta South Knights,  11-2.  On the last day of the HWS, the Mustangs won twice -- defeating the Denver Eagles, 4-2, and the Hendersonville (TN) Royals, 14-1 -- finishing 21st nationally.

Though this season marked the first time in six (6) years that the Mustangs had not finished first among homeschool teams in the North Houston/Tomball/Montgomery County area at HWSA competition, the Mustangs still went 3-3 in Florida against a tough field.   

The Mustangs accomplished all of the foregoing with the youngest roster at the HWS and the youngest Varsity roster in team history.

This team made their mark in Mustang history and showed that the future is very bright for the red and black.

Junior Varsity

Our Junior Varsity again played a very competitive schedule against good baseball programs including Kinkaid, Cypress Christian, and Pulaski Academy (Little Rock, AR).  Early in the season, the JV won a dramatic, hard-fought victory against Cypress Christian and then solidly defeated HCYA.  The team finished 3-5-1, and once again had great fan support!  The JV looks to be as strong as ever in the 2013 season.

Junior High

The Junior High Mustangs finished their third-consecutive winning season (18-9), this time compiling a team-record for victories.

The Mustangs also placed in the following tournaments: 2nd Place at the Salem Lutheran Tournament; 2nd Place at the Cypress Christian Tournament; and 3rd Place at the Faith West Tournament.  The Mustangs defeated the Northside Falcons in the Third Place game at Faith West.

Other key victories included defeating perennially-tough Faith West and also Kinkaid twice.  

This group of Mustangs established a great foundation for the future of Mustangs baseball, while playing with heart and class.    

2011

Varsity

Began the season with an opening day DH sweep of Northeast Christian, the defending TAPPS 1A/2A champ.  It was the Varsity's first-ever win over NCA.

Bounced back from a pool-play loss to The Woodlands Christian Academy to defeat Tyler Bishop Gorman, 5-2, host Concordia Lutheran for the first time in team history, 13-3, and finally TWCA, 17-2, in the title game to claim the championship of the Concordia Lutheran Tournament.

Participated in the team's first-ever UIL 4A-5A tournament at Baytown Sterling, falling to a very tough Galveston Ball team in the Mustangs' final game, 7-4, with the tying run at the plate in the final inning.

Won the Aldine Wayne White Tournament, becoming the first homeschool team in Texas to win a UIL 4A-5A tournament.  The Mustangs defeated co-hosts Aldine MacArthur, 6-5, and Eisenhower, 8-3, on their home fields in consecutive days.  The Mustangs also held off Sam Houston, 8-7, and Houston Davis, 11-6, to win the tournament. 

Two tournament wins in a season tied a team record.

Defeated both John Cooper and Cypress Christian for the second consecutive year.

Went 3-3 vs. UIL 4A teams and 3-0 vs. 5A programs, running the Mustangs all-time record vs. UIL 5A opponents to 7-1.

Came from behind in all three wins at the Homeschool World Series, defeating eventual 6th-place finisher Richmond, VA, 9-7, in a great pool game.  The Mustangs finished 7th in Div. II, or 15th nationally.  The HWS finish marked the fifth consecutive year that the Mustangs finished higher at HWSA competition than any other homeschool team in the North Houston/Montgomery County/Tomball area.

Became the first homeschool team in the North Houston/Montgomery County/Tomball area to have a player(s) sign with a four-year college to play baseball on scholarship.

For the second consecutive year, the Mustangs overcame a 7-run deficit on Field #2 in Auburndale, this time vs. the Atlanta South Knights to win the "Atlanta Fight."  Battling against all manner of obstacles and playing short-handed, the Mustangs rallied for 15 unanswered runs and held off a tough Knights team to win, 15-11, in one of the most memorable Mustang games ever. 

In spite of a year full of injuries and obstacles and while playing the toughest schedule in team history, set a team and organization record for wins (22) and also posted the second consecutive winning season (22-18) for the first time in team history.

Posted a winning record against total of 14 playoff teams from TAPPS and UIL -- the UIL teams were 3A to 5A -- going 9-8.  

Finished with the best home record (4-1) in team history, after defeating the HCYA Eagles, 6-5, in their final home game. No shutouts were recorded against the Mustangs.

In their final game, the Mustangs battled to the end, as usual.  As a result of a sluggish start on an emotional day, the Mustangs trailed 8-3 in the 5th inning vs. the Augusta Crusaders before tying it up late to force extra innings.  In the bottom of the 8th ... and with two outs ... the Mustangs won 9-8 on a walkoff single. They never led until the final pitch ... but they walked off as winners. 

This group of Mustangs finished the season in their typical fashion -- with class and heart -- and they set a new standard for MtB baseball excellence going forward.

Junior Varsity

The JV team battled hard all year and was known for its scrappiness and battling to the last out.  The JV team played an excellent game against St. Pius which was decided in the late innings.

Defeated John Cooper, HCYA and a tough Lutheran South team, all on their home fields.
 
Overall, the level of play and intensity of this group were outstanding, and with their hard work and dedication in practice, they made a significant contribution to the Varsity's best season to date.  

Junior High

Another young bunch piled up an impressive 13-7 record, including victories over homeschool rivals the Dallas Angels and the West Houston Thunder.    

2010

Varsity

Won the Burton Tournament, defeating Ganado H.S., 1-0, host Burton, 12-0, Milano H.S., 4-3, and perennially-strong Fayetteville, 7-6, in the Championship Game.

Reeled off 9 straight wins to set a team record.  The win streak was snapped by TAPPS 6A defending champ St. Pius, 9-8.

Won the Houston-Area Homeschool Championship, defeating the HCYA Eagles, 18-5, and the Northside Falcons, 8-4.

Two tournament championships set a season record.

Went 2-1 vs. Southwest Preparatory Conference schools, defeating John Cooper for the first time in team history.

Defeated Northbrook for the second year in a row, as well as Houston Memorial's JV, to run the Mustangs all-time record vs. UIL 5A opponents to 4-1.

In an elimination game of Gold Division HWSA play, the Mustangs mounted a 7-run, last inning rally ... starting with two outs and the bases empty ... to defeat the Centex Chargers, 9-8.  The "Centex Miracle" was the biggest comeback in team history.  The Mustangs won three games in Florida in their last at-bat. 

Indeed the team displayed mental toughness and grit all season, going 6-1 in one-run games. 

Went 4-2 and finished second in the Gold Division at the Homeschool World Series, or 10th nationally.  This was the highest finish in Mustangs history, and it was the fourth consecutive year that the Mustangs finished higher at HWSA competition than any other team in the North Houston/Montgomery County/Tomball area.  

After starting 2-7, the Mustangs finished with a 17-16 record against a challenging schedule of public, private, and homeschool competition.  The 17 wins were the most ever by a Mustangs' Varsity team.

All of the foregoing was accomplished by the youngest Mustangs team ever.  There were no seniors on the roster.

Junior Varsity

A young group with a lot of heart, the JV Mustangs helped their Varsity teammates achieve heights never before achieved by their hard work and dedication.  The team played an undefeated Dallas Angels team extremely tough, and also defeated the West Houston Thunder.  In addition, the JV recorded two victories over John Cooper.

Junior High

Another young JH team of Mustangs went 13-7 against a challenging schedule that included teams that were comprised of mostly older players.  The Mustangs defeated the Dallas Angels and Cooper on their way to combining with the Varisty for the most wins ever (30) between the two teams in a single season in team history.    

2009

Varsity

Won the Lutheran South Baseball Bash Tournament, defeating host Lutheran South, 12-4.  This marked the first tournament championship in Varsity team history.

Defeated two UIL 5A Varsity baseball programs -- Houston Northbrook, 19-7, and Carnegie-Vanguard, 18-3, becoming the first homeschool program in Texas to defeat a 5A program during the spring season.

Defeated the West Houston Thunder twice in a row by coming from behind -- first while hitting 5 HR's in a 15-8 win, and then 7-6 in the Houston-Area Homeschool Tournament.

Finished 7th out of 16 teams at the HWSA West Regional while winning the most pool games ever by a Mustang team.

Won more games (11) than any Mustang team since resuming Varsity play in 2006.

Finished higher than any homeschool team from the North Houston/Montgomery County/Tomball area at HWSA regional competition for the third consecutive year.

Junior Varsity

Finished with its second winning season in a row, going 9-3.

Junior High

Young team navigated a difficult schedule comprised of mostly older 8th-grade teams, winning five games and laying the foundation for future success.  

2008 

Varsity

Defeated 2007 and 2008 TAPPS 1A Champion Brazos Christian, 16-6, and former TAPPS 2A Champion The Woodlands Christian Academy, 8-4.

Rallied for 7 runs in the final inning to defeat St. John's, 12-11, for the team's first-ever win over a Southwest Preparatory Conference school.  The victory also secured second place in the Black Bracket of the John Cooper Tournament.

Defeated the San Antonio Patriots, 18-7, to claim third place in the Texas State Homeschool Tournament.

Won two games at HWSA competition for the first time, defeating both Little Rock and HCYA.

Had a 10-win season for the first time since resuming Varsity play in 2006.

Junior Varsity

Recorded its first winning season in only its second year, going 10-2-1. 

Swept the Dallas Angels with two walk-off wins.  

Junior High

Won seven games against a difficult schedule, defeating Salem Lutheran, Kincaid, and rival Westbriar Middle School.  

2007

Varsity

Won the season series from the Northside Falcons, 2-1.

Won four more games (total 9 wins) than the 2006 team.

Won the season series from the HWSA World Series runner-up West Houston, defeating the Thunder, 5-3, on their home field and then posting a walk-off 7-6 win at Barton Park.

Won the Mustangs' first-ever HWSA game, defeating the Denver Eagles, 7-5.

Junior Varsity  

In the first year of junior varsity play, the JV team became the first group of Mustangs HS players to defeat John Cooper.  

Junior High

Recorded the fourth winning season in five years.

Tied the team record for victories, going 17-3.  

Swept SATCH and the West Houston Thunder.

Recorded the program's first-ever victories over the Dallas Angels, sweeping both of the Angels' JH teams in Richardson, 16-1 and 8-1.   

2006

Varsity

In the first year after resuming Varsity play, won 5 games.

Signature win was a 13-8 victory over West Houston at the Thunder's home field. 

Won the Christian Character Award at the HWSA West Regional. 

Junior High

Recorded second-straight winning season, going 14-6-1.

Highlights included wins over TWCA and SATCH in the first-ever meeting between the programs.

Won the first tournament in program history, taking the Salem Lutheran Tournament with a victory over St. Mark's Lutheran.    

2005

Varsity

The Mustangs did not field a Varsity team this season.  However, a core of 8 young men who bled red and black practiced and scrimmaged and laid the groundwork for future Mustangs HS teams and success. 

Junior High

Rebounded from a difficult year in 2004, and set both team and program records for wins, going 17-6.

Formed the Houston-Area Middle School Conference along with Grace School, St. John's, Village School, KIPP Academy, and 3D Academy.

Defeated Ft. Bend Baptist Academy's 8th-grade team for the first time.  

Swept Grace School and St. John's en route to finishing second in the Houston-Area Middle School Conference.   

2004

Varsity

A team of 10 players completed a difficult schedule by finishing 3-13-1.

Junior High

With virtually no 8th-graders, the young Mustangs scrapped their way to a 3-13 record in their second full season of play.  

2003

Varsity

A strong, senior-laden team finished 14-7, including a sweep of HCYA.

Junior High

After dropping its first 4 games, the Mustangs reeled off 11 wins in a row, finishing the season 12-5.  

2002

Junior High

While the HS played an abbreviated schedule, the JH played six games (all against HCYA), winning one. 

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