BH baseball collects 3-0 record at Texas Private School Classic to begin new season

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Brook Hill Guard 6, Parrish Episcopal Panthers 1, FINAL

PE: 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1

BH: 0 0 3 2 0 1 - 6

Marching their way onto the field of play for the first time this season was the Brook Hill Guard varsity baseball team, as the team traveled to take on the competition at the Texas Private School Classic, held Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 15-17, at the Texas Star in Arlington.

In the first round of the Texas Private School Classic, the Brook Hill Guard varsity baseball team battled against the Parish Episcopal Panthers.

After a stalemated affair in the first inning of play, Parish Episcopal was able to take an early lead over Brook Hill, scoring one run in the top of the second inning.

The Guard responded to the early run by the Panthers by breaking out the big bats in the middle innings, as Brook Hill scored three runs in the third inning, as well as two runs in the fourth inning, allowing the Guard to take a 5-1 lead over the Panthers.

Brook Hill’s defense dominated in the late innings by shutting out any offensive attempt by Parish Episcopal, while the Guard’s offense plated one more run in the sixth frame, as Brook Hill claimed the win over Parish Episcopal, 6-1.

In the contest, Brook Hill collected a total five hits in the battle, as well as three fielding errors, while Parish Episcopal was held to just two hits, while committing one error.

Jackson Conser’s bat led the Guard to the victory in the contest against the Panthers, going 1-2 with a total of two runs batted in.

Other significant contributors for Brook Hill against Parish Episcopal included Mason Kelley, going 2-4 with one RBI; Minchan Jeong, going 1-2 with one RBI; Greyson Priestner, going 1-3; and Cole Fitzgerald, going 0-2 with one RBI.

On the mound for the Guard, Tyler Overbeek (1-0) was named the winning pitcher, allowing just two hits and one run, while striking out four and walking four, in 3.2 innings of work.

Conser was used as a relief pitcher in the contest by the Guard coaching Staff, allowing no hits and no runs, while striking out three, in 2.1 innings of relief.

Brook Hill Guard 5, Grace Prep Lions 2, FINAL

BH: 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 - 5

GP: 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 - 2

In the second round of the Texas Private School Classic, the Brook Hill Guard varsity baseball team faced off against the Arlington Grace Prep Lions.

Brook Hill was the first team to light up the scoreboard in their favor during the baseball bout, scoring one run against Grace Prep in the top of the second inning. The Guard added three more runs in their half of the third inning to increase their lead over the Lions, 4-0.

Grace Prep crossed home plate for the first time in the contest with one run in the third inning, as well as an additional run in the fifth inning. However, Brook Hill was able to tack on another run in the fourth inning, ensuring the Guard’s victory over the Lions, 5-2.

In the contest, Brook Hill collected a total of eight hits and one error, while Grace Prep amassed six hits at the plate.

The Guard’s lineup was led by the bat of Marty Foster, going 1-4 with two RBIs in the contest against the Lions.

Other significant contributors for Brook Hill against Grace Prep included Connor Carson, going 2-3 with one RBI and two stolen bases; Kelley, going 1-4 with one RBI; Tagen Parma, going 1-2 with one RBI and two stolen bases; Priestner, going 1-4; Overbeek, going 1-4 with one stolen base; and Conser, going 1-3.

Kelley (1-0) picked up his first win of the season for the Guard against the Lions, allowing four hits, one run, and one earned run, while striking out two, in three innings of work.

The Guard coaching staff used both Priestner and Foster as relief pitchers in the contest against the Lions, with Priestner allowing one hit, one run, and one earned run, while striking out one and walking two, in two innings of work, while Foster allowed just one hit, while striking out one and walking one, in two innings of pitching.

Brook Hill Guard 11, Rosehill Christian Eagles 0, FINAL

RC: 0 0 0 0 - 0

BH: 0 0 11 X - 11

For their third and final contest at the Texas Private School Classic, the Brook Hill Guard varsity baseball team took on the Rosehill Christian Eagles.

After beginning the contest with two scoreless innings, the Brook Hill squad broke out the heavy bats, swinging for a total of 11 runs scored in the bottom of the third inning.

Brook Hill’s pitching proved to be superb in the top of the fourth inning, as the Guard shut the door on any hopes of an offensive rally by the Eagles, allowing Brook Hill to defeat Rosehill Christian, 11-0.

The Guard’s leader at the plate against the Eagles was Kelley, going 2-3 with a total of three RBIs.

Other significant contributors for Brook Hill against Rosehill Christian included Conser, going 2-2 with two RBIs and one stolen base; Priestner, going 1-1 with one RBI and one stolen base; Carson, going 1-1 with one RBI; Overbeek, going 1-2 with one RBI; and Michan Jeong, going 0-2 with one RBI.

The arm of Carson (1-0) was key in the Guard’s win over the Eagles, allowing just one hit, while striking out seven, in four innings of work.

Currently, the Brook Hill Guard varsity baseball team holds an overall record of 3-0 on the 2018 season.

Next week: Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 22-24 – Brook Hill at Rains tournament in Emory.

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