2018 Eagle Baseball, two-time state championship coach Ryan Lousteau and two-time TAPPS All-State performer Owen Meaney ‘18 were honored at the inaugural VYPE Awards presented by Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
The St. Thomas representation was recognized among the most distinguished teams, coaches and student-athletes from the 2017-18 academic year before a sold-out gathering at Warehouse Live. The Eagles completed a 23-11 regular season in an encore to a second state title with Lousteau in four years, then defeated Addison Trinity Christian Academy 8-2 and 12-3 at Fr. Wilson Field in the area round of the TAPPS Division I state tournament after a first-game defeat.
Meaney signed with the University of Texas on the November National Signing Day and continued his double-duty right-handed impact from the mound and the box, tying catcher Philip Matulia ‘18 (Louisiana Tech) for the team lead with nine home runs.
Eagle Baseball continues its quest for a 25th state championship in program history with a one-game regional round showdown with San Antonio Antonian College Prep at The Yards in Cameron seeking an eighth Final Four appearance in nine years.
During the event, VYPE inducted its first-ever Hall of Fame and presented a Lifetime Achievement Award.
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