Baseball Roundup – 5/11

Prestonwood Wins in Extras
PLANO – Prestonwood Christian Academy got an 8-inning, complete game effort from Alex Scherff as the Lions won the first game of the regional championship series with Addison Trinity Christian on Wednesday night. Prestonwood jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning and led until the third inning when TCA tied the game on a 2-run HR by Alex Stiegler. Both teams were held scoreless until the eigth inning when Prestonwood walked off a winner. Scherff finished the game with 11 strikeouts. William Gilbert went the distance for TCA in the losing effort. The best-of-3 series continues Thursday at Plano West.

Midland Christian Punches State Ticket
ABILENE – Midland Christian is the first team to earn a state tournament berth in 2016 after a 2-0 win over Colleyville Covenant Christian on Wednesday. Future Big 12 rivals Grant Little (Texas Tech) and Alex Griggs (Baylor) were both spectacular on the mound. Midland Christian’s Little struck out 13 while allowing just three hits while Griggs struck out nine and gave up 5 hits in the losing effort. Both runs surrendered by Griggs were unearned and the Cougars could not overcome the numerous errors and the dominance of Little. Midland Christian will face the winner of Southwest Christian and Brook Hill in the state tournament on Wednesday, May 18 at 10 A.M. Southwest Christian leads their best-of-3 series 1-0 after a 10-9 win on Wednesday.

Second Baptist Rolls On, No-Hits SACS
HOUSTON – On Tuesday, Second Baptist continued their hot streak with a 10-0 win over San Antonio Christian to earn a regional finals berth. Jared Pettitte threw a complete-game, no-hitter and struck out nine as the Eagles routed the Lions. The Eagles led 1-0 going into the fourth inning when SBS exploded for seven runs to put the game away. Matthew Clay had three hits and 2 RBI at the plate. Anthony McKenzie and Sawyer Marcum also added 2 RBI for the Eagles. Second Baptist will face St. Michaels on Saturday in La Grange for a berth in the state tournament.

Regional Pairings
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