Bullard Brook Hill Rallies Past Lubbock Christian + Advances to TAPPS State Baseball Tournament
WEATHERFORD — The Bullard Brook Hill Guard rallied for seven runs in the bottom of the sixth to defeat Lubbock Christian, 10-8, Wednesday to advance to their fourth consecutive TAPPS state baseball tournament.
Brook Hill (21-5), the two-time defending TAPPS 3A state champions, entered its half of the sixth down 8-3 but sent seven runners across home plate for the come-from-behind victory.
The Guard loaded the bases with one out after Quintin Pile, Blake Maddox and Daniel Priddy all drew walks. Mike Greening then laced a two-run double to cut the deficit to 8-5.
Clayton Engel followed with an RBI single, making it 8-6. And after a walk to Kendall Kerns, Collin Mondrik tied the game with a two-run single to center.
Then Pile, the 10th man to bat in the inning, gave Brook Hill the lead with a two-RBI single.
Priddy, after issuing a leadoff walk to the begin the seventh, retired the next three Lubbock Christian batters in order to finish off the comeback win. Priddy was the winning pitcher. He allowed a run on one hit in three innings of relief. He struck out four and walked two.
Greening (1-for-4), Mondrik (2-for-4), Drew Robertson (3-for-4) and Pile (1-for-3) all had two RBIs to lead Brook Hill at the plate.
Brook Hill will face Red Oak Ovilla Christian, 6-3 winners over Fort Worth Calvary, in one state semifinal. The game is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday from Waco ISD Complex’s Field No. 1.
The state championship game is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday from Red Murff Field on the campus of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton.