“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” Psalm 133:1
Varsity Baseball Wins the State Championship!
The 2014 baseball season came to an joyous end on Friday, May 9, with FEAST taking the 3 A
Texas Christian Athletic League State Championship. We defeated Cristo Del Rey Christian
School of Houston 12-2. Daniel Samaniego pitched a 1 hitter with 9 strikeouts, and every starter
had at least 1 hit. Josh Seaman capped his high school career with a 3 hit day to include a
towering homerun to right.
The journey to the state championship was highlighted by the team going 21-7 over its last 28 games. Our overall record was 26-11. The seniors showed great leadership and helped lead the team to its first ever state championship in baseball. Aiden Bailey, Joey Barrera, Justin Garza, Tyler Kunkel, Kyle Marshall, Andrew Overmiller, Daniel Samaniego, and Josh Seaman were our seniors. Many thanks and prayers go out to them as they pursue their next steps in life.
We are poised to continue our progress toward building a solid and successful baseball program with 15 returners and more players moving up from the middle school program. Many thanks go to underclassmen Justin Broome, Mason Hancock, Grant Marshall, Sam May, Hunter Merchant, Nate Newell, Aaron Pennington, James Perez, Caleb Pleake, Michael Rodriguez, Grant Rutherford, Noble Rutherford, Grant Sanford, Jake Whiten, and Jordan Zapata. Success comes from sacrifice and commitment; we had both from the players and their families. We played a lot of ball games (26-11), and that takes commitment and sacrifice. The coaches want to thank each family for supporting their son and FEAST baseball in general. It was a family affair and a team approach to baseball.
Thanks to the FEAST family as well for your prayers and support. We hope you had a chance to catch a game or two. Our theme Bible verse for this year was Genesis 22:14. It states, “ And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.” This promise from God was evident throughout the year as the team trusted in God and themselves and thus saw the fruits of their labor. May God bless you and your family, and may you trust in God for his provision in your lives.
Coach Ben Newell