Rockwall’s hopes for an extended playoff run were dashed by Frisco Centennial last weekend with a 2-0 series sweep for the Class 4A Region II Bi-District Championship at Hebron High School.
The Jackets (22-10) fell behind 1-0 in the series when powerhitting Centennial (23-7) put up a 12 -7 win on Thursday.
The Titans outhit RHS 14-12, with Ryan Pulsifer pounding a triple and a double, Taylor Raglin blasting a home run and Austin Schotts and Zach McCown hitting doubles.
Rockwall’s Spencer Edwards and Josh Deloach smashed home runs and Skyler Bean, Mason Holley and Kendall Coleman hit doubles to lead the Jackets at the plate.
Justin Bethard earned the win for Centennial and Logan Terwilliger booked the loss for Rockwall.
In Friday’s Game 2, Centennial built an early 3-0 lead before the game was suspended by lightning and moved to Saturday for completion.
The Titans then increased the lead to 9-0 after four innings. They scored five more runs in the top of the fifth for an almost insurmountable 14-0 lead.
Rockwall scored in the bottom of the fifth, but it was too little, too late as Centennial took the victory under the 10-run mercy rule and clinched the series with two straight wins.
Jacob Atchley picked up the victory with a 3-hitter.
Brewer Money booked the loss for the Jackets and Edwards pounded Rockwall’s only extra base hit with a double.
Centennial’s Austin Schotts blasted two home runs, Tanner Gardner hit one and Raglin one as the Titans top hitters went 9-for-11 with eight RBIs and nine runs to spark the win.
Centennial advances to the area round of the playoffs to take on Hillcrest, a 2-1 bi-district winner over Seagoville, in a best-of-3 series at Grand Prairie’s Quick Trip Park.
Class 4A Region II
Hebron High School
Rockwall 7 12 2
Frisco Centennial 12 14 4
WP: Justin Bethard. LP: Logan
Terwilliger. 2B-FCEN: Austin Schotts 1,
Ryan Pulsifer 1, Zach McCown 1. ROCK:
Skyler Bean 1, Mason Holley 1, Kendall
Coleman 1. 3B-FCEN: Ryan Pulsifer 1.
HR-FCEN: Taylor Raglin 1. ROCK: Josh
Deloach 1, Spencer Edwards 1.
Frisco Centennial 14 12 0
Rockwall 1 3 2
WP: Jacob Atchley. LP: Brewer Money.
2B-FCEN: Dylan Forsythe 1, Cody Bagwell
1. ROCK: Spencer Edwards 1. HR-FCEN:
Austin Schotts 2, Tanner Gardner 1, Taylor