2021 Team Preview: Atascocita Eagles


PBR Texas Staff

High School: Atascocita Eagles

Classification: UIL Class 6A (District 21)

Head Coach: Eric Matthews

Team Strengths: Pitching and Defense

Team Weaknesses: Hitting


Top Returning Players

2021 LHP Joel Burgess (Texas State commit)

2021 LHP Spence Mats (Northeast Texas CC commit)

2021 C/UTL Nicholas Anderson (Tyler JC commit)

2021 UTL Brandon Johnson (Northeast Texas CC commit)

2021 RHP/UTL Cristian Garcia 


Names to Know (2021 Class)

2021 LHP Joel Burgess (Texas State commit)

2021 LHP Spence Mats (Northeast Texas CC commit)

2021 LHP/OF Nicholas Anderson (Tyler JC commit)

2021 UTL Brandon Johnson (Northeast Texas CC commit)

2021 RHP/UTL Cristian Garcia 


Names to Know (2022 Class)

2022 UTL Bennie Qualls

2022 UTL Chase Sowell

2022 RHP/UTL Parker Matthews 


Names to Know (2023 Class)

2023 OF Kendall George (Arkansas commit)


Team Summary

Coach Eric Matthews and his Atascocita Eagles look to return to the playoffs and make a deep run like they did in 2019 and were on pace for in 2020. The Eagles return five arms and three bats from their 2020 team. Returning on the mound will be 2021 LHP Joel Burgess (Texas State commit), Spence Mats (Northeast Texas CC commit), and 2021 RHP/UTL Cristian Garcia. Keep an eye on newcomer 2022 RHP/UTL Parker Matthews to get some innings this spring for the Eagles as well. In the lineup, Coach Matthews returns Garcia along with 2021 C/UTL Nicholas Anderson (Tyler JC commit) and 2021 UTL Brandon Johnson (Northeast Texas CC commit). Joining those guys this year will also be three newcomers who add plenty of athleticism and lots of speed in 2022 UTL Bennie Qualls, 2022 UTL Chase Sowell, and 2023 OF Kendall George (Arkansas commit), who ran a 6.38-laser timed 60 yard dash at the North Texas Underclass Games this past summer. The balance of returners and newcomers should help Atascocita set themselves up for the chance for another deep run in the playoffs.

 

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High School: Atascocita Eagles
Classification: UIL Class 6A (District 21)
Head Coach: Eric Matthews
Team Strengths: Pitching and Defense
Team Weaknesses: Hitting
Top Returning Players
2021 LHP Joel Burgess (Texas State commit)
2021 LHP Spence Mats (Northeast Texas CC commit)
2021 LHP/OF Nicholas Anderson (Tyler JC commit)
2021 RHP/UTL Cristian Garcia 
2021 UTL Brandon Johnson (Northeast Texas CC commit)
Names to Know (2021 Class)
2021 LHP Joel Burgess (Texas State commit)
2021 LHP Spence Mats (Northeast Texas CC commit)
2021 LHP/OF Nicholas Anderson (Tyler JC commit)
2021 UTL Brandon Johnson (Northeast Texas CC commit)
2021 RHP/UTL Cristian Garcia 
Names to Know (2022 Class)
2022 UTL Bennie Qualls
2022 UTL Chase Sowell
2022 RHP/UTL Parker Matthews 
Names to Know (2023 Class)
2023 OF Kendall George (Arkansas commit)
Team Summary
Coach Eric Matthews and his Atascocita Eagles look to return to the playoffs and make a deep run like they did in 2019 and were on pace for in 2020. The Eagles return five arms and three bats from their 2020 team. Returning on the mound will be Texas State commit 2021 LHP Joel Burgess, Northeast Texas CC commit Spence Mats, Tyler JC commit 2021 LHP/OF Nicholas Anderson, and 2021 RHP/UTL Cristian Garcia. Keep an eye on newcomer 2022 RHP/UTL Parker Matthews to get some innings this spring for the Eagles as well. In the lineup, Coach Matthews returns Anderson and Garcia along with Northeast Texas CC commit 2021 UTL Brandon Johnson. Joining those guys this year will also be three newcomers who add plenty of athleticism and lots of speed in 2022 UTL Bennie Qualls, 2022 UTL Chase Sowell, and Arkansas commit 2023 OF Kendall George, who ran a 6.38-laser timed 60 yard dash at the North Texas Underclass Games this past summer. The balance of returners and newcomers should help Atascocita set themselves up for the chance for another deep run in the playoffs.

High School: Atascocita Eagles

Classification: UIL Class 6A (District 21)

Head Coach: Eric Matthews

Team Strengths: Pitching and Defense

Team Weaknesses: Hitting


Top Returning Players

2021 LHP Joel Burgess (Texas State commit)

2021 LHP Spence Mats (Northeast Texas CC commit)

2021 LHP/OF Nicholas Anderson (Tyler JC commit)

2021 RHP/UTL Cristian Garcia 

2021 UTL Brandon Johnson (Northeast Texas CC commit)


Names to Know (2021 Class)

2021 LHP Joel Burgess (Texas State commit)

2021 LHP Spence Mats (Northeast Texas CC commit)

2021 LHP/OF Nicholas Anderson (Tyler JC commit)

2021 UTL Brandon Johnson (Northeast Texas CC commit)

2021 RHP/UTL Cristian Garcia 


Names to Know (2022 Class)

2022 UTL Bennie Qualls

2022 UTL Chase Sowell

2022 RHP/UTL Parker Matthews 


Names to Know (2023 Class)

2023 OF Kendall George (Arkansas commit)


Team Summary

Coach Eric Matthews and his Atascocita Eagles look to return to the playoffs and make a deep run like they did in 2019 and were on pace for in 2020. The Eagles return five arms and three bats from their 2020 team. Returning on the mound will be Texas State commit 2021 LHP Joel Burgess, Northeast Texas CC commit Spence Mats, Tyler JC commit 2021 LHP/OF Nicholas Anderson, and 2021 RHP/UTL Cristian Garcia. Keep an eye on newcomer 2022 RHP/UTL Parker Matthews to get some innings this spring for the Eagles as well. In the lineup, Coach Matthews returns Anderson and Garcia along with Northeast Texas CC commit 2021 UTL Brandon Johnson. Joining those guys this year will also be three newcomers who add plenty of athleticism and lots of speed in 2022 UTL Bennie Qualls, 2022 UTL Chase Sowell, and Arkansas commit 2023 OF Kendall George, who ran a 6.38-laser timed 60 yard dash at the North Texas Underclass Games this past summer. The balance of returners and newcomers should help Atascocita set themselves up for the chance for another deep run in the playoffs.