A fabulous season for the McKinney Boyd baseball team came to an untimely end Saturday afternoon with two losses to Dallas Jesuit in the 5A Region 2 quarterfinals.
Leading 1-0 in the best-of-three series, the Broncos had to wait an extra day when Mother Nature delayed Friday’s scheduled game two.
Instead, Jesuit beat Boyd 7-3 on Saturday afternoon; and Jesuit also won the deciding game three 6-1 later in the day. The series was held at Allen.
In Saturday’s early game, Blake Douglas pitched for Boyd, going five innings and giving up five runs on just three hits. He struck out two. Alex Howard gave up a couple more runs in one inning of work.
But it was Jesuit pitcher Christian Bartholomew who steadily domianted. Though he gave up six hits, only three Boyd runners crossed home plate. Bartholomew struck out seven.
Jesuit scored four in the 4th to break open a 1-1 game after loading bases with a Zach Reding double, Jeffers Rader walk and an intentional walk for Joe Powell, followed by a well placed single by Mike Savage.
In Saturday’s finale, seniors Trevor Steele and Shane Sharkey pitched for Boyd. Steele gave up two runs on two hits in four innings; Sharkey gave up three runs on seven hits in three innings.
Boyd’s lone run came in the sixth when Garrett Wallace doubled in Russell Williams.
Jesuit pitcher Josh Vander Heiden was the difference, allowing just the lone run on three hits.