2015 Pre-Season Prep Sessions
We are excited to announce the beginning of our Pre-Season activities for CENTEX Chargers Baseball. We are getting a bit of a late start this year but are looking forward to a great season. We will have Pre-season workout sessions on Monday, Tuesday, and Saturdays beginning November 3, and continuing through November. Workout sessions are open to all eligible high-school baseball players (see participation policies). All interested players are encouraged to attend the workout sessions to prepare for tryouts. Please fill out the prospect questionnaire and bring it with you for the first day of workouts.
CENTEX Chargers baseball will be holding open Try-Outs on December 4 and 6. We expect to field a JV and Varsity team this year. All interested players must Try-Out to be considered for the team. If you are interested in playing, but are unable to Try-Out on the dates above, please contact Gary Markham prior to Dec 1.
2015 Baseball Schedule
Jaycee Field, Belton
10 Academy HS (Scrimmage)
12 Austin Royals (JV)
20 Holland HS (Scrimmage)
21 Bryan Mustangs
Cellucor Field, Bryan
2 Spartans (Double Header)
3 Gateway Prep School (JV)
9 Jarrell HS (JV)
9 Jarrell HS (Varsity)
10 Brentwood Christian
16 Chick fil A (fundraiser)
26 Brazos Valley Christian
28 Texas Stix
NE Metro Park, Pflugerville
7 Jarrell HS (JV)
7 Jarrell HS (Varsity)
11 Thesa Riders
20 San Antonio Wolverines
2014 Baseball Schedule
8—Regan High School (S)
13—Gateway (Savio Tourny)
13—Savio (Savio Tourny)
14—Round Rock Christian
15—Conroe Northside Falcons
22—Brentwood Christian (DH)
25—Holland High School
Holland high school
28— Boerne Geneva (HC Tourny)
Town and Country Austin
Baker Field Temple
3—Bosqueville High School
7—Granger High School
Granger Baseball Field
8—Keystone Private School
14—Bosqueville High School
Bosqueville high school
18—Hill Country Christian
Waco (Lake air field)
5— Keystone Private School (DH)
North Richland Hills, Richardson
17—Round Rock Christian
27—3 May Homeschool World Series
2014 HOMESCHOOL WORLD SERIES
CENTEX CHARGERS make DIVISION I Play for the first time in Chargers history!!!
The CenTex Chargers Homeschool Baseball team traveled to Auburndale, Florida, the week of April 27-May 3, 2014, to participate in the Homeschool World Series Association (www.HWSA.net) World Series. Twenty-four homeschool teams from across the nation gathered to play a week of high caliber baseball.
The Chargers were led by six seniors; Caleb Nicholson, Michael Markham, Seth Hardcastle, Josiah Chupik, Levi Walker and Tim Dison.
Pool Play opened Monday evening for the Chargers against a home state rival, the Northside Falconsfrom Conroe, Texas. The game was a slugfest, filled with three lightning delays that finally concluded at 11:00pm, with the Chargers coming up victors, 13-10. Caleb Nicholson led the offense with two doubles and a triple.
The Chargers would have to be back on the field early the next morning to face the Indianapolis Indiana Kings on day two. The Kings jumped out to an early 3-0 lead. The bottom of the first the Chargers answered, putting up four runs of their own. After seven full innings of play the Chargers got the win 15-10. Caleb Nicholson led the offense with two doubles and a triple.
With the first two games as wins, the Chargers would find themselves at the top of the bracket in pool play. The next game to be played would determine the Divisional seeding.
The third game of the tournament, the Chargers would square off with the Tulsa Oklahoma Jaguars. The Jaguars had just come off of a 1-0, nine innings, pitchers dual loss to the Memphis Tennessee Eagles. The Chargers would find themselves in another battle of the bats; back and forth with each team, scoring each inning until the sixth inning when the Chargers took and held the lead, leaving the Jaguars to a scoreless inning. In turn, the Jaguars held the Chargers to a scoreless bottom half of the sixth inning. At the top of the seventh inning, the Jaguars were able to put three runs on the board and the Chargers matched them at the home half of the inning. At the top of the ninth inning the Chargers made a throwing error, which allowed two runs to score for the Jaguars. The Chargers were unable to produce any runs and lost the game 13-11.
The Chargers still had a chance into the Division I bracket, as the Jaguars would have to defeat the Chargers again. After a day off from games on Wednesday, the Chargers were ready to take the diamond Thursday morning for the second game against the Tulsa Jaguars. The Chargers jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, getting the victory 9-1.
The Chargers would be the 8th seed in the Division I bracket and would have to face the number 1 seed, the Memphis Tenessee Eagles. With storm clouds building in the area, the Chargers took the field against the Eagles. The Eagles gained an early 4-0 lead. The Chargers answered and were able to get two runs back. The Chargers soon found themselves in trouble with bases loaded and no outs. With them infield, a ground ball was hit to second, second baseman Kyle Heisch fielded the ball and threw it home to Caleb Nicholson to get the force out and Caleb then threw the ball to first baseman Tim Dison, however Tim was unable to put a glove on it and the ball ended up in the right field corner allowing three runs to score, leaving an Eagle runner at third with one out. The Chargers were able to get the next two outs leaving the Eagle runner stranded at third. Then the rains came. The game was delayed for an hour and a half, eventually causing the teams to move to another field. The score, at the resumption of play, was 7-2 in favor of the Eagles. The Chargers were in hopes that momentum would swing their way, which it often does in circumstances such as rain delays. In fact, momentum did swing the Chargers way and they mounted a comeback against the eagles. A comeback that wouldnot be enough to take the win. The Chargers lost the game, 9-6, giving the eagles five unearned runs.
That loss would find the Chargers playing for the fifth place spot in Division I play, against theAtlanta Georgia Barons on Friday morning. This is the first time in the World Series Tournament the CHARGERS have made it to the Division I playoffs!! The Chargers took the field and quickly scored two runs on a triple, hit by Caleb Nicholson. The rains came and the remainder of the tournament would have to be cancelled.
The CENTEX CHARGERS took a team of hard working, baseball loving, young men to Homeschool World Series Tournament and did what no other Charger team could do before them! I am extremely proud of what these young men have accomplished this season.
I am more proud of my two sons, Gabor and Caleb Nicholson, that contributed to me coaching the Chargers baseball team for seven consecutive seasons! Thank you, and………………….
Games were streamed live here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hwsa2014
January 28 Hill Country Scrimmage (V)
Town and Country (Austin)
January 30 Regeants
Tony Berger field (Austin)
Bakers Field (Temple)
8—Academy Scrimmage (JV/V)
Academy High School
McGregor High School
21—Hill Country Tournament
23— Hill Country Tournament
Jarrell High School
4—Hyde Park (JV)
The Quarries (Austin)
Lake Air Complex (Waco)
Granger High School
Bosqueville High School
21—Dallas Spartans (DH)
Waxahachie Sports Complex
29—Brentwood Christian Academy
Brentwood Academy (Austin)
9—Hill Country (V)
28 April-4 May Homeschool WS
Lake Myrtle Sports Complex (Auburndale Fl)
Joshua Hughes #21- Senior
Patrick Carter- Senior
Jacob Bauer #1-Junior
Josiah Chupik #17-Junior
Seth Hardcastle #30-Junior
Michael Markham #8-Junior
Levi Walker #31-Junior
Caleb Nicholson #7-Sophomore
Kyle Heisch #27-Sophomore
Graham Rugh #15-Sophmore
Brian Dyck #3- Sophomore
Payton Bauer #10- 8th Grade
Blaine Carter- Freshman
CenTex Charger Baseball
2012 Event Calendar
3rd 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 1st PRACTICE @ Baker’s Field. *PLAYER REGISTRATION, FEES, WAIVERS & RELEASES DUE
7th 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. PRACTICE
10:30 a.m. Fundraising Meeting Chik Fil A Northside Temple,*CONROE PLAYER REGISTRATION DUE
5th, 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th, 31st - 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. PRACTICE, Bakers Field, Northside
7th, 14th, 21st, 28th - 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. PRACTICE, Bakers Field
28th 10:30 a.m. Fundraising Meeting LOCATION TBD
2nd, 7th 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. PRACTICE, Bakers Field, Northside
9th 3:30 p.m. TEAM PICTURES! before Austin Regents game
11th 7:00 a.m. TEAM FUNDRAISING GARAGE SALE!!!
16th, 21st, 28th 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. PRACTICE, Bakers Field, Northside
1st 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. PRACTICE, Bakers Field, Northside
*HSWA Player Registration DUE
8th TIME TBD *TEAM PICTURES before Salado Tournament
20th, 22nd, 26th, 27th - 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. PRACTICE, Bakers Field
3rd, 5th, 10th, 17th - 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. PRACTICE, Bakers Field, Northside
28th 7:30 a.m. LEAVE TO HOMESCHOOL WORLD SERIES AUBURNDALE, FLORIDA
*From STARBUCKS TEMPLE NORTHSIDE
7th TIME TBD Arrive Home *STARBUCKS TEMPLE NORTHSIDE
CENTEX CHARGERS BASEBALL
HOMESCHOOL WORLD SERIES JOURNAL 2012
The CHARGERS squared off in game TWO against the Hendersonville, Tennessee Royals. Again, the CHARGERS took an early 3-0 lead. They were able to hold the Royals off until the 4th inning when the Royals answered with two runs of their own. The Chargers worked hard to scratch out another run in the 6th inning and by the top of the 7th were able to hold off the Royal rally, only allowing them to score one run.
The Chargers won game two, 4-3. They were led by a pitching battery of sophomore, Josiah Chupik, freshman Kyle Heisch, and seniors, Joseph Chupik and Gabor Nicholson. The CHARGERS will take on the Peach Tree City, Georgia Citadels in the qualifying game that will determine their spot in division one or division two as they prepare for three more days of solid, tough and close baseball.
Please join us in prayer, encouragement and cheer, as we fight for victory and enjoy the camaraderie baseball brings!
The CenTex Chargers baseball team took to the diamond to face a Div. 1 qualifying, 2011 team, the Woodstock, Georgia Crowned Knights this evening for their first game of the Homeschool World Series 2012. The Chargers took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning as Gabor Nicholsons' hit brought his brother Caleb in to score the Chargers first and only run. It was a battle as the Chargers fought for 6 innings to hold the Knights thanks in part to pitcher, Matthew Barnett, a senior team member from the San Antonio Wolverines. The Knights were able to put together a couple hits in the bottom of the 6th to score 3 runs and beat the Chargers with a final score of 3-1. Senior OF, Joseph Chupik made several great catches and brother Josiah relieved Matthew and shut down the Knights in a great first game.
The Chargers will face the Hendersonville Royals in Game 2, tomorrow morning at 11:45 a.m.
Pray and Cheer, there will be more to come as we enjoy our baseball days in Florida!
2011 Baseball Season FINALS
1—Vanguard (Waco) (Tue)
3—CTCS Tournament (Thu) Salado JV
4—CTCS Tournament (Fri) Hill Country Christian
5—CTCS Tournament (Sat) Summit Christian,
7--CTCS Varsity (Mon) baker field
10—Southwest homeschool shootout Dallas (Thu) OKC Broncs
11—Southwest homeschool shootout Dallas (Fri) THESA Riders
11—Southwest homeschool shootout Dallas (Fri) Tulsa Jaguars
12-- Southwest homeschool shootout Dallas (Sat) Dallas Spartans
18—TCA (Waco) Fri
22—Holland Hornets (Holland) (Tue)
24—State Homeschool Tournament (Conroe) (Thu) THESA Riders
24—State Homeschool Tourn. (Conroe) (Thu) Baton Rouge Patriots
25—State Homeschool Tournament (Conroe) (Fri) HCYA Eagles
Championship Game - THESA Riders
29 – Hyde Park (Austin) (Tue)
2—W H Thunder (La Grange) Double Header (Sat)
9—HSAA Angels (Dallas) Double Header (Sat)
12—BV Mustangs (Bryan) (Tue)
16—THESA Riders (Fort Worth) Double header (Sat)
23—Texas State Homeschool Track Meet
2-7 May Homeschool World Series
The CHARGERS finished an exciting season with a 15-17 record and a huge WIN at THE STATE TOURNAMENT in an extra inning with a walk off home run!! WAY TO GO CHARGERS!!!
CenTex Chargers Baseball 2011
11—Regents of Austin (Austin)
16—Summit Christian (Cedar Park)
20—TAFA Chargers (Fort Worth)
23—Cameron (DH) (Tuesday) Cameron
V L 10-4
JV L 12-4
26—Texas Christian Academy (Friday) Waco
1—Waco Parkview Christian (Baker Field)
5-6-- Holy Trinity Tournament (Baker Field, Temple)
5 March—Defeated Summit Christian
6 March—Defeated Texas Christian Academy
6 March—Defeated Austin Hill Country
8—Concordia (Monday) Austin
11—Hyde park Baptist (Thursday) Austin
JV W 6-2
16—Waco Parkview Christian (Baker Field)
18—Brazos Valley (Thursday) Bryan
19—Waco Parkview Christian (baker field)
25-27—Texas Homeschool Tourney, Conroe
26 March—Lost to Northside Falcons
26 March—Defeated Brazos Valley Mustangs
27 March—Lost to Fort Worth Riders
27- March—Defeated San Antonio Wolverines
30—Vangard Waco (Tuesday) Waco
1—Hyde Park Baptist (Thursday) Austin
JV W 4-3
3—San Antonio (DH) (Saturday) San Antonio
5—Concordia (Monday) Austin
9—Brazos Valley (Friday) Bryan
20—Brazos Valley (Tuesday) Bryan
24—Depart for World Series Auburndale, Florida
26 –1 May Homeschool World Series
7th Place Gold Division
26—Dallas, Texas Angels
27—Waukesha, Wisconsin Saints
29—Raleigh, North Carolina Warriors
29—Spring, Texas Mustangs
30—Richmond, Virginia Patriots
May 1—Jackson, Mississippi Victors
Chargers finish the season with a 16-10 record, one tournament win-Holy Trinity Tournament, 5th place in the Texas State Tournament and 7th place in the Gold Division of the Homeschool World Series!
Individual statistics will be posted on the Chargers website at www.chargers.teamopolis.com.
Homeschool World Series 2010 game information and photos can be found at www.hwsa.net.
CenTex Chargers Place 7th
Homeschool World Series 2010
After leaving Belton, Texas on a long, arduous, trip to Auburndale, Florida on April 24, the boys were anxious to get to the work of playing. Sunday evening after we had arrived at the house that was to be our “home” for the week, the coaches took the team to the batting cages to help get focused and ready for the week ahead. At the coaches meeting just before, we drew the Dallas Angels as the first team to play. We faced the Angels, a couple of years ago at the Texas State Homeschool Tournament in Conroe, in a game in which we did not fair too well, but we were a very young team then and my confidence has grown with the team! We are ready!
The Charger players for the Homeschool World Series 2010 were; Bryan Walker-Senior, Dylan Tepoel, Garrett White, Andrew Kiesle, Stephen Ash, Tim Teacutter, Gabor and Caleb Nicholson. We picked up three players from The West Houston Thunder and were very grateful to have them join us. Those players were Joshua Boothe, Ben Distefano, and Colin Powers.
Monday morning as the boys started waking up; there was a nervous “buzz” in the air, although I don’t believe they noticed it as they were busy playing pool in the game room! We arrived at the field early for the opening ceremony, which was a grand sight with 23 teams, all of which are homeschooled, with some traveling as far as Wisconsin. After the opening ceremony, since we had one of the first games to be played that day, we went to the batting cages to get warmed up. Man can those boys hit inside the batting cages! It’s game time.
MONDAY GAME #1-Chargers vs. Dallas, Texas Angels. Tim Teacutter started on the mound for the Chargers. Unfortunately, Tim’s elbow started to hurt so he had to be pulled after the second inning. Joshua Boothe came on in relief. The Angels scored two runs in the first inning and one in the second. The Chargers held them scoreless in the third and gave up three in the fourth and one more in the fifth for a total of 7 runs allowed. The Chargers were held scoreless through four innings when in the fifth they were able to scratch out 3 runs, led by Gabor Nicholson getting three of the six hits the Chargers had in the game. Andrew Kiesle had two hits and Ben Distefano had one hit. Defensively the Chargers played well, having only two errors but came up short with a loss of 7-3. Overall Coach Nicholson was pleased with the performance and looking forward to the next opponent which was to be the Waukesha Wisconsin Saints.
TUESDAY GAME #2- Chargers vs. Waukesha, Wisconsin Saints Gabor Nicholson started on the mound for the Chargers. Gabor claimed 10 strikeouts and gave up 10 hits. Solid defense held the Saints to one run. The Chargers hitting was led by Dylan Tepoel who had two triples and a single, Garrett White had a double and a triple, Ben Distefano had two singles and Caleb Nicholson who had a single and a double. Much better performance at the plate this game. The Chargers win 9-1 and will face the Raleigh North Carolina Warriors on the first game Thursday. But before we get to Thursday we have to first get through Wednesday, our day off!
WEDNESDAY NO GAMES- This was a day off from baseball, well at least from playing games. Coaches let the boys sleep in a little bit on Wednesday morning. Prior to going we had talked about maybe going to the beach on this day, much to Coach Nicholson’s dismay. J All he could think about was someone getting sunburned or getting hurt while trying to ride a skim board. After breakfast we had a team meeting to decide what everyone would like to do. The overwhelming consensus was to go to the beach! So we did, but with compromise! We packed a cooler with food and drove to Tampa Bay and went to a very nice clean beach, Madiero beach. It was an overcast day, somewhat, but sunscreen was applied to all those who needed it and even to some that say they ever use the stuff. The highlight of the beach time was seeing a school of dolphins about 100 yards off shore. That was pretty cool. We stayed about two hours, long enough for the boys to get tired of skim boarding, plus the water was a little on the cold side. After each boy having a sandwich or two we loaded up and headed back towards the house, stopping at the fields to take some more batting practice. The boys settled in at “home” and prepared for a busy day Thursday.
THURSDAY GAME #3 Chargers vs. Raleigh, North Carolina Warriors Ben Distefano is on the mound for the Chargers and claimed eight strikeouts and giving up eight hits. The Chargers hitting was led by Garrett White and Tim Teacutter each having two hits. Ben Distefano, Dylan Tepoel and Caleb Nicholson each contributed with one hit each. The Chargers turned in a good defensive effort with making only two errors. However, they came up short on the run production and lost 4-2.
THURSDAY GAME #4 Chargers vs. Spring, Texas Mustangs Dylan Tepoel is on the mound for the Chargers claiming six strikeouts and giving up nine hits. This was a heart breaking game. The Spring Mustangs held the chargers scoreless in the first as the first three batters were set down in order. The Chargers allowed the Mustangs to score two runs in the first inning and were able to hold them to two runs until the bottom of the seventh. The Chargers were up by six going into the bottom of the seventh inning. Dylan was still on the mound and was pitching a fantastic ballgame. The first two batters for the Mustangs were retired in order. All the Chargers had to do was get the last out. Remember, the last out is always the hardest to get. The Mustangs started to string hits together, no matter where Dylan was putting the ball they were able to get to it and hit it. Before we knew it, it was now 8-7 Chargers. Coach Nicholson called time out and had Gabor come in for relief. That was bad decision in having Gabor come in for relief because Gabor had just pitched a complete game two days ago and was not rested enough. So, with two outs and men on first and second Gabor pitches to the number five hitter who hits a grounder to Dylan at shortstop. Dylan is in perfect position to field this ball and make a solid throw to first and ball game, or so we thought. Just as the ball was leaving the grass part of the infield and heading to the dirt section, it hit something at the edge of the grass and sailed over Dylans head resulting in two runs scoring. The Mustangs won 9-8. Tough way to lose a game.
FRIDAY GAME #5 Chargers vs. Richmond Virginia Patriots Gabor Nicholson on the mound for the Chargers but it is short lived. Five games in Five days take a toll on team’s pitchers, especially when the team doesn’t have an over abundance like many of the other teams. You could tell the team was still in shock over the disappointing loss the night before, as defensively we committed nine errors. Hard to win a ball game when you give it away. Gabor Nicholson led the hitting in this game with three hits and one of them being a home run. Ben Distefano had two hits, Garrett White had a triple. Caleb Nicholson and Joshua Boothe each had one hit. Just not enough ummph in this game as the Chargers lose 16-6 in Five innings.
SATURDAY GAME #6 The Chargers were playing for 7th place in the Gold Bracket.
Chargers vs. Jackson, Mississippi Victors Colin Powers was on the mound. Colin claimed three strikeouts and gave up six hits. Hitting was led by Garret White who had two doubles and two singles, Stephen Ash with two singles, Gabor Nicholson with a triple, a double and a single, Ben Distefano with two doubles, Caleb Nicholson with a double and a single, Andrew Kiesle with three singles, Colin Powers with two singles, Joshua Boothe with a home run and a single and Bryan Walker with a single as the Chargers unleashed on the Victors with a 24-5 victory to close out their first Homeschool World Series experience.
All in all it was a wonderful experience for the entire team. The Chargers had a great season with a 15-10 record, including our tournament play and are looking forward to an excellent next season.
We want to say thanks to all of those who supported us by buying Round Rock Express Berm Bucks, giving cash donations, praying for us while we were playing, coming to games, cheering, buying raffle tickets and more!!