GARY -- Center did not get much of a challenge in its Class 4A Region III area round series against Groesbeck.

The Roughriders advanced with wins of 17-0 and 12-2 Friday at Gary and will move on to play Lufkin Hudson in the regional quarterfinal round.

Marco Gutierrez batted 5-for-5 with an RBI in Game 1 of the series. Josh Burns recorded three extra base hits as part of a 4-for-5 game with three RBIs.

Caiden Rainbolt allowed just one hit and four walks in Game 2 of the series.

Burns took care of the necessary offense, batting 3-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored. Taylor Tomlin also batted 3-for-4 with three RBIs.

Center recorded 32 hits for 29 runs through the two games. The pitching staff allowed a hit and a run while striking out 16 batters through 13 innings of work.