With baseball season finally upon us, a new era of Bridgeland athletics begins.
Midway through its inaugural school year, Bridgeland will only have JV and sophomore teams this spring.
Bridgeland Baseball head coach Paul Orlando commented on his expectations of a new program competing against strong, established teams throughout the district.
“There’s a lot of talent all over the Houston area, and our goal as a team is to progress and get ready for the varsity level next year,” he said. “One thing to remember is that we are starting from the ground up.”
“We’re not coming in having to change our game plan from last year,” Orlando continued. “As coaches, we have to implement our mindset and our style of play. Being able to do that from the first year is a very unique opportunity.”
Although the Bears do not take the field for their first official district game until Feb. 27th, they already possess a highly touted asset.
Freshman infielder Josh Phillips recently committed to the University of Arkansas. Phillips spoke about what he thinks helped him reach this milestone.
“I’m extremely thankful for all of the people around me pushing me to be my best.”
While he may have already committed, don’t expect this early recruit to become complacent.
“I still have lots to work on and lots of time to work on it,” Phillips added. “I want to keep developing and enjoy my next four years at Bridgeland.”
Orlando is confident that this Bears' team will live up to the hype surrounding the program. With players like Phillips and many more talented athletes alongside him, the season ahead looks promising.
Keep your eyes on Cypress’ newest field of dreams, because…if you build it, they will come.
Reagon Carter is a student athlete at Bridgeland HS and a member of the VYPE U Ambassador Program. To learn more about how you can become a VYPE U Ambassador at your school, visit VYPEU.com