McKinney Boyd rode the pitching of Michael Ricchi and made a 2-1 lead stand up in its victory over Dallas Jesuit in Game 1 of this 5A Region 2 quarterfinal baseball series.
Game 2 is scheduled for Friday night at 7:30, weather permitting, with Game 3, if necessary, set for Saturday at 1.
The first game, played at Allen on Thursday night, saw Jesuit take a 1-0 lead in the top of the second.
But Boyd’s Shane Sharkey scored in the third to tie it, seconds before Evan Williams was caught stealing at second to end the inning.
The Broncos’ next run was scored by Douglas in the fourth.
It stood up, because Ricchi allowed only five hits while striking out five and tossing 109 pitches.
Jesuit pitcher Joe Powell was also good, giving up only five hits while striking out four on 94 pitches.
Sharkey and Williams eaqch had two hits for Boyd, while R. Williams had a single.