Roger Smith is the play-by-play voice of Fort Bend ISD high school games on vypefortbend.com. Listen throughout the school year for multiple games every week during the school year, featuring all 11 FBISD schools: Austin, Bush, Clements, Dulles, Elkins, Hightower, Kempner, Marshall, Ridge Point, Travis and Willowridge.
The resurgent Kempner Cougars won nine of their first 10 baseball games in 2020 before COVID-19 cut the season short.
Waiting - impatiently - for a chance to get back on the mound are a remarkable number of former KHS pitchers, several of whom have kept alive the dream of someday pitching in MLB.
In the continuing VYPE Summer Series presented by Xfinity, Roger Smith grills Toronto Blue Jays minor leaguer Simeon Woods-Richardson, a panel of other ex-Coogs, and the pitching "guru" who developed them at KHS, Head Coach Eric Folkerts.
The Ridge Point Panthers' COVID-interrupted journey to the UIL state baseball tournament, had they reached the semifinals again as they did in 2019, would've continued June 12 on a perfect, unseasonably cool day in Round Rock.
Roger Smith sits down with 2020 RPHS grad Jacob Garcia (St. Edwards commit) and junior-to-be Justin Vossos (committed to Texas A&M) to talk about the Panthers' unfinished season in this episode of the VYPE Summer Series presented by Xfinity.