HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Rouse's Thomas closes out high school career with accolade-filled season
The future Texas A&M-Corpus Christi pitcher was named District 19-5A MVP and made two All-Star appearances
By ZACH SMITH, HCN Sports Editor
Hayden Thomas was still in diapers the first time he picked up a stick and used it as a bat. His father, Mark, tossed him a plastic ball and the toddler smacked the first pitch he saw over the fence in the backyard.