Brook Hill baseball finishes tournament with 1-3 record

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Brook Hill Guard 1, Atlanta Rabbits 8, FINAL

AHS: 0 1 0 7 - 8

BH: 0 0 0 1 - 1

The Brook Hill Guard varsity baseball team marched back into the 2018 season last week, as the team traveled to compete at the Lindale Baseball Tournament, held Thursday through Saturday, March 1-3, at Lindale High School.

In the first round of the Lindale Baseball Tournament, the Guard fought against the Atlanta Rabbits.

After a stalemate to being the contest, the Rabbits raced ahead to an early lead over the Guard thanks to one run in the top of the second inning.

Atlanta swung the heavy bats in the fourth inning of play, plating an additional seven runs, while Brook Hill was only able to score one run in the bottom of the fourth, allowing the Rabbits to claim the win over the Guard, 8-1.

In the contest, the Rabbits held the upper hand at the plate, collecting a total of four hits, while Brook Hill amassed three hits. Atlanta was charged with one fielding error, compared to the two errors committed by Brook Hill.

Leading the Guard’s efforts in the contest against the Rabbits was Seth Moss, going 2-2, including a stolen base.

Other significant contributors for Brook Hill against Atlanta included Tyler Overbeek, going 2-2, and Josh Jenkins, going 1-2.

Charged with the loss on the mound for the Guard against the Rabbits was Connor Carson (2-0), allowing one hit, three runs, and three earned runs, while striking out five and walking four, in three innings of work.

A total of two pitchers were used as relievers by the Brook Hill coaching staff against Atlanta, including Jake Shaffer and Jackson Conser.

In the matchup, Shaffer allowed no hits, three runs, and two earned runs, while walking two, in 0.1 innings, while Conser allowed three hits, two runs, and two earned runs, while striking out one and walking one, in 0.2 innings of work.

Brook Hill Guard 1, Lindale Eagles 9, FINAL

BH: 0 0 0 0 1 - 1

LHS: 3 4 0 2 X - 9

In the second round of the Lindale Baseball Tournament, the Guard fought against the host team, the Lindale Eagles.

In the bottom of the first inning, the Eagles soared past the Guard by plating a total of three runs, followed by four additional runs in the second inning of play.

Lindale was able to tack on two more runs to their total on the scoreboard, while Brook Hill scored its first run in the top of the fifth inning, as the Eagles claimed the victory over the Guard, 9-1.

Both the Guard and the Eagles were evenly matched at the plate, as both teams collected a total of four hits each. Brook Hill was also charged with a total of three fielding errors.

At the plate, Brook Hill was led in the bout against Lindale by the swing of Greyson Priestner, turning in a 1-2 performance with one run batted in.

Other significant contributors for the Guard against the Eagles included Carson, going 1-2; Jenkins, going 1-2; and Mason Kelley, going 1-1 with two stolen bases.

Marty Foster (0-1) was tagged with the loss on the mound for Brook Hill against Lindale, allowing three hits, seven runs, and three earned runs, while walking four, in 1.1 innings pitched.

Used as relief pitchers for Brook Hill were Priestner and Mason York, as Priestner allowed one hit, one run, and one earned run, while striking out three and walking one, in two innings, while York allowed no hits and one run, while striking out one and walking two, in 0.2 innings.

Brook Hill Guard 13, Sulphur Springs Wildcats 7, FINAL

BH: 1 0 2 7 3 - 13

SHS: 7 0 0 0 0 - 7

In the third round of the Lindale Baseball Tournament, the Guard was matched up against the

Sulphur Springs Wildcats.

Brook Hill lit up the scoreboard first in the contest with one run in the top of the first inning. Sulphur Springs answered in their half of the opening inning of play, amassing seven runs to take an early lead.

The Guard launched every weapon in their arsenal against the Wildcats in the middle frames of the contest, driving in two runs in the top of the third inning, as well as a big third inning with seven runs, allowing Brook Hill to take a 10-7 lead over Sulphur Springs.

In the fifth inning, the Guard capped off the contest by adding three more runs to the team’s total, while using a strong effort defensively to hold off the Wildcats, as Brook Hill claimed the win against Sulphur Springs, 13-7.

Brook Hill was able to march its way to victory despite trailing in the hit column, as Sulphur Springs collected eight hits, compared to Brook Hill’s seven hits. The wildcats were also charged with a total of two fielding errors.

The bat of Kelley was instrumental in leading the charge for the Guard against the Wildcats, going 2-2 with a total of three RBIs.

Other significant contributors for Brook Hill against Sulphur Springs included Miguel Vega, going 3-3 with two RBIs; Shaffer, going 1-2 with one RBI; Campbell Fletcher, going 1-3, including a double, with one RBI; Priestner, going 0-2 with one RBI; Overbeek, going 0-2 with one RBI; Jenkins, going 0-1 with one RBI; and Moss, going 0-4 with one RBI.

Earning the win on the mound for the Guard was Overbeek (2-0), allowing eight hits, seven runs, and seven earned runs, while striking out three and walking six, in five innings of work.

Brook Hill Guard 2, Texas High Tigers 8, FINAL

THS: 0 2 0 1 0 0 5 - 8

BH: 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 - 2

In the fourth round of the Lindale Baseball Tournament, the Guard competed against the Texarkana Texas High Tigers.

The Tigers and the Guard began the contest with a scoreless first inning of play. Texas High was the first team to cross home plate, scoring a total of two runs in the top of the second inning, followed by one run in the fourth, allowing the Tigers to take a 3-0 lead over the Guard.

Brook Hill fought its way onto the scoreboard by scoring single runs in the bottom of the fifth and sixth inning.

The bats of Texas High proved be powerful late, as the Tigers scratched and clawed at the Guard for five more runs in the top of the seventh inning, en route to Texas High claiming the win over Brook Hill, 8-2.

The Tigers’ win was due in part to the 11 hits collected by the team, while the Guard was limited to just six hits. Brook Hill was tagged with a total of four fielding errors, compared to Texas High’s two fielding errors.

Priestner was the leader for the Guard at the plate against the Tigers, going a perfect 2-2 with one RBI.

Other significant contributors for Brook Hill against Texas High included Carson, going 1-3; Jenkins, going 1-3; Kelley, going 1-3; Tagen Parma, going 1-3 with one stolen base; and Vega, going 0-2 with one RBI.

Kelley (1-1) suffered the loss for Brook Hill against Texas High, allowing 10 hits, seven runs, and two earned runs, while striking out seven and walking one, in 6.1 innings of work.

Conser was used the Guard coaching staff against the Tigers, allowing one hit and one run, while striking out two, in 0.2 innings of pitching.

With a record of 1-3 at the Lindale Baseball Tournament, the Brook Hill Guard varsity baseball team currently stands with an overall record of 6-3 on the 2018 season.

Next game: Monday, March 12 – Frisco Legacy Christian at Brook Hill.

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