Battlin’ Bear seniors from left to right are Vinny Hale, Tyler McCorvy, Cameron Parker, Tyler McCorvy and Mitchell Lee.         

There are a lot of reasons that Coach Steve Griffith is proud of his Little Cypress-Mauriceville Battlin’ Bear Baseball Team this year. Having the heart and determination to prevail in several “must win” games on their way to playoffs being the most obvious, the Bears have the Class 4A home run leader – Mitchell Lee (who is one of the Bears’ pitchers and first-baseman) and they led all classes in Southeast Texas in home runs as a team. 

In addition to the prowess these students show on the field, the seniors’ academic records prove just how well-rounded this team is. According to Coach Griffith, “We have the salutatorian – Cameron Parker, the third-ranked senior – Tyler McCorvy, the sixth-ranked senior – Christian Fuselier, the eighth-ranked senior – Mitchell Lee, the eleventh-ranked senior – Vinny Hale, as well as others in the top quarter of their graduating class. Three of my guys, Mitchell Lee, Cameron Parker and Tyler McCorvy, competed on LCM’s State UIL Academic Math team of four, after winning the Regional Meet.  We don’t just have one; we have two Eagle Scouts, Chris Bilbo and Layne Lewis. These are just a good group of kids.”

If athletic and academic skills weren’t enough, these students are also active in student government on campus. Drake Trawhon, outfielder, is Senior Class Vice-President, Vinny Hale, short stop, is Senior Class Treasurer and Cameron Parker, outfield and statistician, is Senior Class President.

The Bears 4A Region III Championship round of games begins on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., at The Woodlands College Park High School, 3701 College Park Drive, The Woodlands. (See map at

Game two will be Friday, at 5:00 p.m., at Sam Houston State University, 620 Bowers Blvd., Huntsville. Game three, if necessary, will follow 30 minutes after game two. Directions can be found at