Baseball makes history as Regional Quarter Final Champs heading to Regional Semi-Finals
Story by Kyle Keegan | Sports Editor
McKinney Boyd made history with their victory over Allen in game three becoming Regional Quarter Final Champs. This is the farthest Boyd has ever made it in playoffs in school history. But the road was not easy.
In game one against Allen, Chad Brown took the bump and pitched his normal game, allowing only three earned runs. Unfortunately, errors plagued the team and a total of five runs were given up, enough to outlast the Broncos. The offense was able to produce some runs with Chase Peterson hitting two in, and Simon Reid and Dawson Goheen both knocking in one, but it was not enough. Boyd fell 5-4.
In game two, the Broncos were able to battle back and extend the series to a game three. Jack Hagan pitched one of his best games of the year, and held Allen to only one run over 6 and two-thirds innings. Chase Peterson came in to pitch for the last out and was able to get out of the bases loaded jam with a spectacular catch by Jack Brinkley. It was a very low scoring game and Boyd was held to two runs, however the RBI by Dawson Goheen helped to get the offense going. Their other run came in via a wild pitch. It was a very intense game however the Broncos were able to come away with a 2-1 victory.
“Hagan did great on the mound and the defense is starting to come together. The offense isn’t always on, but we get it done,” junior left fielder Sam Mcginnis said.
Once again, Boyd was able to take a game three victory to advance them to the next round. Chase Peterson led the team on the mound and was commanding, giving up only two runs over his 4 and one-third innings. Trouble came for the Eagles when Dawson Goheen came in and was able to stop everything before any damage happened. He finished the game in a dominant fashion, giving up no hits or walks. The offense was fueled by Simon Reid who had three of the four RBIs. It was a hard fought battle and the Broncos came away with a 4-2 victory.
“It’s fun when we play good and I think we’re not gonna lose if we’re on our best,” junior second baseman Tanner Castleberry said.
The Broncos will take on top ranked The Woodlands down in Georgetown in a three game series today and Thursday. Saturday's game, if needed will be at Corsicana High School. All games are at 7:30.
“They're a good team but so are we,” junior shortstop Parker Zarbaugh said. Woodlands are a higher rank, nut its baseball, so anything can happen.