2017 Baseball Playoffs

Crashing Down
ROUND ROCK -- The Union Hill Bulldogs' unlikely run through the playoffs ended unceremoniously Friday morning in the Class A state semifinals.
Abbott sent 13 men to the plate and scored 10 runs in the first inning en route to a 12-0 rout of Union Hill at Dell Diamond...
Too Easy
ROUND ROCK -- It wasn't the championship game with a clutch finish most kids imagine while playing ball in the sandlot, but Nacogdoches Central Heights gladly took its easy win Thursday in the Class 3A state final at Dell Diamond.
The Blue Devils run-ruled Wall, 10-0, in five innings for their f…
Lasting First Impression
AUSTIN — It rarely happens in baseball, but the fate of two teams' season came down to just one pitch Wednesday evening.
Cameron Hanna's two-strike, two-out, bases-loaded triple in the bottom of the first ignited defending champion Abilene Wylie's 3-1 win over Pleasant Grove in t…
ROUND ROCK -- Grayson Rodriguez's junior pitching season ended Wednesday under the best conditions possible.
The Texas A&M verbal commitment threw a 14-strikeout, complete game, two-hit shutout in Central Height's 7-0 rout of Whitesboro in the Class 3A state semifinals at Dell Diamond. Whitesboro…
Tough Luck
ROUND ROCK -- The winning coach of this Class 2A state baseball tournament will undoubtedly admit a little luck was involved somewhere along the postseason ride. Whether it was a dramatic late-inning comeback or just getting that one call to change a team's spirits, something happened.
Dallardsville …
Baseball Tournament Pairings
UIL State Baseball Championships
At UFCU Disch-Falk Field, Austin

Class 4A semifinal: Robinson (30-2) vs. Sinton (30-5-2), 1 p.m.
Class 4A semifinal: PLEASANT GROVE (35-3) vs. Abilene Wylie (33-1), 4 p
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Beckville Falls Short
HEATH -- Brandy Harris drove a near perfect shot to no man's land between four Whitesboro defenders to lead off the top of the seventh. Right fielder Weston Hickman's ESPN Top 10 caliber, full extension catch was just a little bit better.
That's the kind of day it was for Beckville in a 2-1 season-en…
In A Hole
HEATH – A five-run third inning proved to be too much for Beckville to overcome Thursday at Rockwall-Heath High School.
After falling behind by as many as five runs, Beckville rallied late and came up short. Whitesboro took a series lead in the best-of-three Class 3A Region II championship…
Crazy Eighth
TYLER — Pleasant Grove senior outfielder Heath Ferguson was struggling. He had struck out in six of seven at-bats before his plate appearance in extra innings Thursday afternoon at Mike Carter Field.
Ferguson ended up being the right man in the right spot
Easy Does It
TYLER — If two things have defined Pleasant Grove during this year's playoffs it's been dominant pitching and the propensity for big innings at the plate.
The Hawks certainly lived up to those expectations Wednesday night.
Pleasant Grove used a six-run second inning and 13 strikeouts from starting pit…

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