The Brock Eagles' 2019 season came to an end this afternoon at Abilene Christian University, as the team fell to the Wall Hawks, 20-1 in game three of the teams' Class 3A regional final series.
Brock previously fell in game one, 3-2 Thursday before taking game two, 6-4 earlier this afternoon.
Despite his team's exit from the regional tournament, Brock Head Baseball Coach Hart Hering said his players have reason to hold their heads high.
"It’s been a fun group to coach," Hering said.
"They battled and competed when a lot of people doubted us along the way. Our kids stepped up and responded. I’m proud of the resiliency and the fight of this group of kids. When they had their backs against the wall, they came out swinging. They’ve overcome a lot of adversity.
"To be at this stage of the game, where a trip to the state tournament is on the line, playing in the final game of the regional tournament, I’m certainly proud of those guys."
The Eagles faced tough sledding in their final bout with Wall.
Similar to game two, Brock drew first blood, thanks to an RBI single from Peyton Shaffer which drove in teammate Cash Jones in the bottom of the second inning.
In contrast, Wall was held scoreless through the first two frames, being retired in four at bats in the first inning before going three up, three down in the second.
However, the Hawks quickly swung the contest's momentum in their favor in the top of the third, putting up nine runs.
Wall remained hot at the plate in the fourth, scoring another eight runs before tacking on three more in the fifth.
Brock was held to three hits (Shaffer, Cooper Allen and Quinton Boedeker each had one), while Wall piled up 14.