Three local HS grads lead Houston to 6-5 win over Southern Mississippi
The University of Houston took Southern Mississippi, 6-5, in college baseball action Saturday night at Cougar Field, and three local high school alums were there to help.
Westside High School graduate Ryan Still was 1-for-2 at the dish, with a run scored and an RBI in the victory.
Still is a 2007 graduate of Westside High School where he was a four-year letter earner for coach Emrick Jagneaux. As a senior, 2006-2007, Still helped Westside to a district runner-up finish as he was a first-team all-district and second-team all-greater Houston honoree. He was also picked to play in the HASAB all-star game. As a junior, 2005-2006, Still was district MVP and a first-team all-district selection as he guided Westside to the district championship. He was also a second-team all-greater Houston selection and earned a spot in the HASAB all-star game. As a sophomore, 2004-2005, Still was a first-team all-district pick as Westside won the district crown. Still was also a first-team all-district selection as a freshman, 2003-2004, as Westside came in third at regionals. The son of Jim and Debbie Still, he is an economics major at Houston.
Spring High School graduate and freshman pitcher Dustin Fuerst pitched a career-long five innings to earn his first career win as a Cougar.
Fuerst is a 2010 graduate of Spring High School where he was a two-year letterwinner at pitcher and third base for coach Doug Rush. As a senior, 2009-2010, Fuerst helped Spring advance to the third round of the state playoffs. He also ran for the cross country team at Spring. In the classroom, he graduated as an AP scholar. Born May 22, 1992 in Tomball, Texas, he is the son of Ken and Perry Fuerst
Cy-Fair High School graduate Caleb Ramsey went 1-for-3, with three RBIs and a walk in the win.
A 2007 graduate of Cy-Fair High School, Ramsey played baseball for Coach Woody Champagne. During his senior season (2006-2007) he was a member of the Texas 5A State Championship winning team batting .475 with nine RBIs in the state playoffs including three-for-eight with five runs knocked in during the final two games of the postseason. Overall batted .359 with 25 RBIs and 12 stolen bases on the season while helping Cy-Fair to a 32-7 record, which included a 27-game winning streak. He was a selected to the state All-Tournament team and was named the athlete of the week by the Houston Chronicle. Ramsey was selected to the Houston 5A Baseball All-Greater Houston second team. He played wide receiver on the school's football team and was an All-District 17-5A performer. The son of Jamie and Steve Ramsey, he is a business management major.
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