By Mike Bruu, TSB Sports Writer
McKinney Boyd had an opportunity to close out its bi-district round series with a win on Friday night, but just like last years meeting with Lake Highlands in the first round, the Wildcats won game two by a score of 4-3 and forced the the teams to meet for the decisive game three on Saturday afternoon.
Fielders did not have a good day at the park, as Boyd committed three errors while Lake Highlands committed two. On the mound, Tyler Keegan was the losing pitcher for the Broncos. At the plate, Evan Williams doubled two times on the night while Trevor Bocian hit a two-bagger of his own.
Game three will be back at McKinney Boyd on Saturday afternoon. First pitch will be at 12 p.m.
Facing elimination, McKinney Boyd traveled to Mesquite on Friday with the hope of keeping its season alive for just one more night. In a pitching rematch of the riveting 2-0 affair just a night before, both Boyd’s Erin Riding and Mesquite’s Victoria Bice did not have their best stuff on Friday. However, the Lady Broncos squeaked out a 4-3 victory on the road, forcing game three on Saturday afternoon to decide the series.
Offensively, Miranda McDonald and Baily Jo Jones doubled for the Lady Broncos, while Maddy VonHagel tripled. Riding was the winning pitcher of record. In the field, neither team had a productive day with Boyd committing three errors and Mesquite fumbling it twice.
Game three will be at Plano High School starting at 1 p.m.
McKinney High completed the two game sweep of Hillcrest with a dominating 13-0 win at Frisco Heritage High School on Friday night. The Lionettes scored a total of 30 runs in the two games of the series and only allowed four hits on the hill. Chelsea Thomas won her second game of the series on the mound. Courtney Derrick, Mika Stutts, and Jazsmine Nelson all doubled at the plate for the Lionettes.
MHS will play the winner of the one-game playoff between Rockwall and Seagoville in the regional quarterfinal next week.