A pitcher’s duel on Friday ended with a 1-0 win by Birdville over Aledo to begin the Class 4A Area best-of-three series.
Two productive innings on Saturday by the Hawks created a margin Aledo could not close, with the Bearcats coming up on the short end of an 8-4 decision.
Aledo ends its 2013 baseball season with a 27-10 overall mark and are the District 7-4A champions.
After the Brock Eagles fell to Gunter 13-7 in the first game of a Class 2A best-of-three series on Friday, the second game remained a tight contest until the Tigers had a burst of offense in the final frame.
Gunter led by a single run entering the seventh frame at Saginaw Chisholm Trail High School on Saturday, but tacked on four more with a couple of extra-base hits, winning the game 7-2, when the Eagles failed to respond on the bottom half.
By Brock standards, the postseason comes to a premature end. The Eagles finish the season with a 29-5 over all record.