Guard fall short in Regionals versus FW Christian

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Brook Hill Guard 0, Fort Worth Christian 15, FINAL

FWC:  1  4  1  6  3  -  15

BH:     0  0  0  0  0  -  0

The Brook Hill Guard varsity baseball team returned to the field of play last week, as the team traveled to Mequite's Tillery Field for a one-game Regional round bout against the Fort Worth Christian Cardinals Friday, May 12.

The Cardinals were able to start the contest off with a strong offensive attack against the Guard, scoring one run in the first inning, as well as four additional runs in the second inning and one more in the third inning, as Fort Worth Christian took a commanding 6-0 lead over Brook Hill.

During the middle innings of the contest, the bats of the Cardinals remained hot, allowing the Cardinals to have six runners soar around the bases and cross home plate in the fourth inning of play.

Fort Worth Christian's strong offensive play never let up throughout the contest, as the team continued to produce in the final inning, scoring a total of three runs in the fifth inning.

Defensively, the Cardinals were solid as a team, as the team's pitching allowed the Guard just one hit in the contest, as Fort Worth Christian claimed the Regional round victory against Brook Hill, 15-0, in five innings.

Logan Fitzgerald was the lone Guard batter able to collect a hit in the Regional contest against the Cardinals, going 1-2.

On the mound, Miguel Vega was tagged with the loss for the Guard against the Cardinals, allowing four hits, five runs, and one earned run, while striking out two and walking four, in 1 2/3 innings.

The Guard coaching staff elected to use a total of three relief pitchers in the Regional game against Fort Worth Christian, including Dakota Gillespie (two hits, one run, one earned run in 1 1/3 innings), Tyler Overbeek (two hits, six runs, two walks in 2/3 inning), and Logan Langford (four hits, three runs, one earned run, one strikeout, and two walks in 1 1/3 innings).

"I'm extremely proud of the season this team has had," said Brock Lemire, Brook Hill Guard varsity baseball head coach. "The program has a bright future and we continue the success that Brook Hill baseball has had throughout the years."

With the loss against the Fort Worth Christian Cardinals in the Regional round of the TAPPS Baseball Playoffs, the Brook Hill Guard varsity baseball team finished the 2017 season with a record of 16-10, 7-2 in district play, and was recognized as Area Champions. 

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