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May 8, 2014

Brock, Aledo hitters going deep (into postseason)

— By GREG WEBB

Six runs may appear to be a modest scoring total for the Brock Eagles’ offense, averaging more than 11 runs per contest this season, but it was enough production to eliminate  bi-district opponent Godley, 6-1, in a single-game playoff last week. Brock’s sixth-inning explosion of five runs put the game to bed easily to compliment Colby Fowler’s 2-hitter on the mound.

The Eagles will look to get nearer its season average this weekend, as they encounter Gunter in a Class 2A Region II Area best-of-three series this weekend.

The other three area diamond dwellers still in postseason play have had an easier time sending runners across home plate, and other than the Aledo Ladycats having to hold off Byron Nelson’s middle-inning push to win a 7-5 decision on Friday, the cruising has been good for local teams, thus far, especially on offense.

Brock’s Lady Eagles have bested its two softball opponents over three playoff games by a combined score of 34-6. The Aledo Ladycats’ margin is similar, with a 35-8 compiled count.

Aledo baseball has faced but one foe, but the bats (and pitching arms) were working, beating up Crowley 17-0 in two games.

A quick calculation of the runs scored against each of the local postseason teams illustrates the mound and circle performances have been stellar, as well.

The upcoming round (and all after) figures to be tougher than the last, so keeping the bats active, and productive, will be at a premium.

 

 

 

This week’s playoff schedule

 

 

Softball - Regional Quarterfinal Round

 

Class 4A — Region I

Aledo vs. Denton Guyer

Playoff type: Best of three series

All games to be played at L. D. Bell High School in Hurst

Game 1: Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Game 2: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Game 3 (if needed): Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

 

Class 2A — Region II

Brock vs. Whitewright

Playoff type: Best of three series

Game 1: Friday, 7 p.m. - Whitewright High School

Game 2: Saturday, 5 p.m. -Brock High School

Game 3 (if needed): 30 minutes after Game 2 @ Brock

 

Baseball - Area Round

 

Class 4A — Region I

Aledo vs. Wichita Falls

Playoff type: Best of three series

Game 1: Thursday, 7:30 p.m. - Hoskins Field in Wichita Falls

Game 2: Friday, 7:30 p.m. - Aledo High School

Game 3 (if needed): Saturday - TBD

 

Class 2A — Region II

Brock vs. Gunter

Playoff type: Best of three series

Game 1: Friday, 8 p.m. - Brock High School

Game 2: Saturday, 4 p.m. - Gunter High School

Game 3 (if needed): Saturday, 8 p.m. - Gunter High School

 

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