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2014 Baseball Playoffs

Hallsville’s Historic Season Comes to End With 9-1 Semifinal Loss to Aledo

Hallsville’s Nathan Bailey (center) is consoled by teammate Peyton Reich after the Bobcats’ 9-1 loss to Aledo in a Class 4A state semifinal Thursday in Round Rock. (Travis Harsch, ETSN.fm)
Hallsville’s Nathan Bailey (center) is consoled by teammate Peyton Reich after the Bobcats’ 9-1 loss to Aledo in a Class 4A state semifinal Thursday in Round Rock. (Travis Harsch, ETSN.fm)

ROUND ROCK -- Hallsville coach Scott Mitchell summed it up pretty well: "It was just one of those days."

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Douglass’ Bryce Westbrook Finally Gets His State Championship

Douglass’s Bryce Westbrook cradles the Class A state championship trophy after a 10-0 run-rule win against Flatonia on Thursday in Round Rock. (Travis Harsch, ETSN.fm)
Douglass’s Bryce Westbrook cradles the Class A state championship trophy after a 10-0 run-rule win against Flatonia on Thursday in Round Rock. (Travis Harsch, ETSN.fm)

ROUND ROCK -- The old saying goes: "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." But time was running out for Douglass senior Bryce Westbrook on his dream of becoming a state champion.

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Impenetrable Pitching Staff Carries Douglass to First-Ever State Title

Douglass players congratulate Matthew Wallace (second from right) after Wallace is named the Most Valuable Player of the Class A state title game Thursday in Round Rock. Wallace drove in a run and allowed three hits on the mound in a 10-0 run rule win for the Indians against Flatonia. (Travis Harsch, ETSN.fm)
Douglass players congratulate Matthew Wallace (second from right) after Wallace is named the Most Valuable Player of the Class A state title game Thursday in Round Rock. Wallace drove in a run and allowed three hits on the mound in a 10-0 run rule win for the Indians against Flatonia. (Travis Harsch, ETSN.fm)

ROUND ROCK -- Thirty-four runs. That's it. That's how many runs Douglass' opponents combine to score in 34 games this season.

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Top-Ranked Douglass Caps Dominant Season With Class A State Championship

Douglass players surround Kolten Rhoudes after his RBI single secured the Indians’ first state championship in the Class A state title game Thursday in Round Rock. Douglass run-ruled Flatonia 10-0 in five innings. (Travis Harsch, ETSN.fm)
Douglass players surround Kolten Rhoudes after his RBI single secured the Indians’ first state championship in the Class A state title game Thursday in Round Rock. Douglass run-ruled Flatonia 10-0 in five innings. (Travis Harsch, ETSN.fm)

ROUND ROCK -- You'll have to forgive Kolten Rhoudes. He was just lost in the moment.

Rhoudes' single to deep center in the bottom of the fifth inning sealed Douglass' 10-0 win over Flatonia in Thursday morning's Class A state championship game at Dell Diamond.

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Douglass Rolls to 9-0 Defeat of Dawson + Advances to Class A State Championship Game

Douglass players go through the postgame handshake line after their 9-0 win against Dawson in a Class A state semifinal Wednesday in Round Rock. (Travis Harsch, ETSN.fm)
Douglass players go through the postgame handshake line after their 9-0 win against Dawson in a Class A state semifinal Wednesday in Round Rock. (Travis Harsch, ETSN.fm)

ROUND ROCK -- One thing is certain: a team must score at least one run to deny Douglass. And that has became a chore in and of itself recently.

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Class 4A UIL Baseball State Semifinal: Hallsville Faces Aledo on Thursday Night

Hallsville's Connor Reich (3) celebrates with his team after scoring a fourth-inning run in the Bobcats' 5-0 win over Mount Pleasant in their Class 4A regional quarterfinal playoff May 16 in Kilgore. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)
Hallsville's Connor Reich (3) celebrates with his team after scoring a fourth-inning run in the Bobcats' 5-0 win over Mount Pleasant in their Class 4A regional quarterfinal playoff May 16 in Kilgore. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

UIL Baseball State Tournament
CLASS 4A SEMIFINAL
Hallsville Bobcats (34-4)
vs.
Aledo Bearcats (32-6-2)

  • When: 7 p.m. Thursday
  • Where: Dell Diamond, Round Rock
  • Next up: Winner faces either Richmond George Ranch or Victoria East at 7 p.m. Friday for the state championship

 
Round to Round Rock
Hallsville

    Class A UIL Baseball State Semifinal: Top-Ranked Douglass Meets Dawson on Wednesday Morning

    Douglass' Bryce Westbrook connects for a single in the second inning of the Indians' 3-0 win over Harleton in Game 1 of their Class A Region III semifinal playoff series May 22 in Kilgore. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)
    Douglass' Bryce Westbrook connects for a single in the second inning of the Indians' 3-0 win over Harleton in Game 1 of their Class A Region III semifinal playoff series May 22 in Kilgore. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

    UIL Baseball State Tournament
    CLASS A SEMIFINAL
    Douglass Indians (31-1)
    vs.
    Dawson Bulldogs (18-10)

    • When: 9 a.m. Wednesday
    • Where: Dell Diamond, Round Rock
    • Next up: Winner faces either Anson or Flatonia at 9 a.m. Thursday for the state championship

     
    Road to Round Rock
    Douglass

    Hallsville Punches Ticket to State Tournament With 6-0 Shutout of Mansfield Legacy

    Hallsville's Colton Oberthier throws to first base during the Bobcats' game against Lufkin on Feb. 22 in Tyler. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)
    Hallsville's Colton Oberthier throws to first base during the Bobcats' game against Lufkin on Feb. 22 in Tyler. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

    MESQUITE – Coby Weaver proved the Hallsville Bobcats will enter the state baseball tournament with a one-two punch off the mound.

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    Douglass Advances to State Tournament With 9-0 Rout of Defending Champion Carlisle

    Douglass' Kolten Rhoudes heads for home during the Indians' 9-0 win over Carlisle in Game 2 of their Class A Region III championship series Saturday in Lufkin. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)
    Douglass' Kolten Rhoudes heads for home during the Indians' 9-0 win over Carlisle in Game 2 of their Class A Region III championship series Saturday in Lufkin. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

    LUFKIN -- After three years of playoff disappointment at the hands of Carlisle, the top-ranked Douglass Indians were finally able to exercise the demons and reach every team's goal at the beginning of the season.

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    Hallsville Captures Opener of Regional Championship Series With Mansfield Legacy

    Hallsville's Logan Bailey connects for an RBI single in the sixth inning of the Bobcats' 1-0 win over Pine Tree on April 11 in Longview. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)
    Hallsville's Logan Bailey connects for an RBI single in the sixth inning of the Bobcats' 1-0 win over Pine Tree on April 11 in Longview. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

    MESQUITE – A three-run third inning was all Hallsville needed offensively Thursday night to grab a 1-0 series lead against Mansfield Legacy in their Class 4A Region II championship series at Tillery Field.

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