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Deer championship parade set for June 26

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Sports

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The community is invited to celebrate the 6A state baseball champion Deer Park Deer June 26. The evening begins at 7 p.m. with a championship parade down Center Street and ends in at the South Campus Café with the presentation of proclamations and more. The celebration comes after the team won its first-ever state championship earlier this month.

Baseball FG 1The state champion Deer baseball team will be honored with a victory parade and reception Monday June 26 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Click on the images for a free gallery of the state championship game and celebration, click on the image. Gallery courtesy of Deer Park Photos!First came the title, and next week comes the community wide celebration.

Deer Park ISD, the City of Deer Park and numerous other local and state entities will honor the 6A state baseball champion Deer June 26.

The evening celebration begins with a parade down that will begin at 7 p.m. at the Theater/Courts Building and head south on Center Street to the South Campus. At the South Campus, the team will be introduced to the community and will receive awards and proclamations from local and state offices.

The Deer fought their way through the 6A baseball bracket, entered the state tournament with a 33-8-1 record, and district champions, defeating La Porte in a tie-breaker game for the top spot in District 22-6A.

Once the playoffs began the Deer swept through the first two rounds. As they advanced through the Region III bracket, the Deer faced elimination five times and were 5-0 in each of the those games. Deer Park came back from a 1-0 deficit in best-of-three playoff series twice, including in the Regional final against Fort Bend Travis.

The Region III Championship sent Deer Park to its fourth state tournament appearance and its first since 1990.

Deer Park won its state semifinal 3-2 against Southlake Carroll at Dell Diamond in Round Rock. The following afternoon, the Deer capped off its season of history with a 7-2 win over San Antonio Reagan to win its first-ever state baseball title.