Former coach to be inducted into Cy Falls Baseball Hall of Fame
February 18, 2010—The original coach of the Cypress Falls High School baseball program, Archie Hayes, will be honored as the first inductee for the Cy Falls Baseball Hall of Fame during a celebratory dinner on Monday, Feb. 22 at the Longwood Golf Course.
Hayes came from St. Pius High School to open the Cypress Falls baseball program in 1992 and coached through the 1998 season before retiring as a coach. He is currently the Director of Maintenance for CFISD.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized for something like this. I was extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to coach some really good athletes at Cypress Falls, a program that’s done so well from the ground up,” Hayes said. “I have fond memories from my tenure at Cypress Falls. I always had tremendous support from the community, from the student athletes and from the athletic program.”
The induction will be held in conjunction with this week’s inaugural Cy Falls Baseball Hall of Fame World Series Classic, with three games being played at the Cypress Falls baseball field. The first pitch is set for 6 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday, and 2 p.m. on Saturday.
“The Cy Falls Baseball Hall of Fame World Series Classic is a big highlight for us as we gear up and get ready for the 2010 season. We are excited to get back out on the field again this year and we are looking forward to kicking off our season with the new tradition the Classic brings,” Cypress Falls head coach Carl McClosky said.
The games will take the place of Cypress Falls’ final scrimmage. Assistant coach Brian Kratky will coach the White team, while the Green team will be led by junior varsity coach Kyle Wade and sophomore coach Cole Kristynik. All three contests will span seven innings with no time limit and no run rule in effect. Admission to the three games is free of charge.