Just last summer Chad Krempin had Salado playing for a baseball state championship. The Eagles ended up losing the title game , 3-2, to Abilene Wylie. That was Krempin's final game coaching at Salado.

Soon after, he took the head job at Rouse High School. Krempin went from a team that was one run away from winning a title, to a team that went winless in district play last season.

The challenge of turning the Raiders around was appealing and Krempin saw that there was talent to work with. He's had an instant impact in his first season, as Rouse has already won 17 games and 10 of those in district. They sit in 2nd place in 19-5A with a very good shot at making the playoffs.

There's been instant success and there's reason to think the future is even brighter at Rouse with some of their top talent being underclassmen. Sophomore pitcher Jared Southard and freshman outfielder Dalton Porter are both big parts of this team and both are already committed to play at Texas.