2019 UIL Team Preview: Cypress Lakes


Tyler King
PBR Texas Intern

The Texas high school season kicks off on February 21, the first day for regular season games. Most teams will begin practicing on January 25, getting their rosters set and finalizing their lineups.

Over the next several weeks, leading up to opening day, we will be rolling out team previews of high school teams all across the state and across all classifications, eventually launching our Preseason Power 25. 

We have been sending out our annual Preseason Questionnaire to coaches all across the state and as the responses flood in we will bring you a snapshot of what to expect along with top players and keys to success for that particular team. If you don’t see your team’s season preview make sure your head coach fills out his Preseason Questionnaire.

Team: Cypress Lakes
2018 Record: 11-17
Conference Finish: 9th
Conference: 14-6A
THSA Classification: 6A
Head Coach: Kyle Skelton
Playoff Run: N/A
Returning Starters: 8
Returning Pitchers: 3

TOP PLAYERS

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Anthony Flores  TX Cypress Lakes  2019  SS   
Erik Garza TX  Cypress Lakes  2019  OF   
Eli Cantu Jr. TX Cypress Lakes 2020 3B  
Ethan Campos TX Cypress Lakes 2020 RHP   
Andrew O'Brian  TX Cypress Lakes 2020 RHP  
Dylan Murray TX Cypress Lakes 2021 RHP/OF  
Matthew Garcia TX Cypress Lakes 2022 C  

 
SEASON PREVIEW

Cypress Lakes returns plenty of experience from 2018 in the field and on the bump. In the field, they are led by senior SS Anthony Flores, senior OF Erik Garza and junior 3B Eli Cantu Jr. On the mound, they returns two key pitchers in junior RHP Ethan Campos (No. 225 in 2020 PBR Texas rankings) and junior RHP Andrew O’Brian. Additionally, Coach Skelton is looking to a couple underclassmen to help contribute this season in sophomore RHP/OF Dylan Murray and freshman catcher Matthew Garcia.

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