Friendswood routs College Station to reach region final

Griffin Kasemeyer was rock-sound on the mound and Friendswood’s powerful bats did the relaxation Saturday night in the Mustangs’ 10-2 sequence-clinching acquire around College Station in a Class 5A regional semifinal matchup at Cy Falls Substantial University.

The Mustangs (31-1) will subsequent get on Barbers Hill (24-9) for the Location 3-5A championship to ascertain a state event consultant.

Friendswood catcher Dylan Maxcey drove in four runs, two in the decisive very first inning, just before blasting a two-operate double in the sixth inning.

Kasemeyer, who relieved in Friendswood’s game one particular victory, worked into the sixth inning just before exiting on the pitch rely.

Jacob Rogers, the profitable pitcher in activity one, completed robust in aid.

Friendswood received the opening sport of the collection, 4-1, on Wednesday right before College Station claimed a 10-6 victory Thursday to end the Mustangs’ unbeaten period.

Nevertheless, on Saturday, Friendswood was in command from the start out.

The Mustangs, ranked No. 1 in the nation by MaxPreps, jumped to a 3- guide in the to start with inning, making use of its relentless offense to acquire demand.

Maxcey drove in two operates when he scarcely missed a property run that hit superior off the wall, scoring Kevin Newkirk and Izaac Pacheco, who each and every had singled, staking Friendswood to a 2- lead.

The 3rd operate of the inning scored on an mistake.

The Cougars scored in the base of the fourth inning when Braden Fowler arrived at on a leadoff one, went to 2nd on a throwing mistake, highly developed to 3rd on a balk and scored on a floor out by Blake Binderup.

Friendswood, though, quickly responded as Isaiah Winkler and Pacheco each singled to get started the fifth inning and Maxcey was deliberately walked to load the bases.

Devon Andrews then strike into a drive participate in at household, but the catcher’s errant toss to initial and a subsequent wild throw to 3rd base authorized two Mustang runners to score for a 5-1 cushion.

The Mustangs widened the margin to 7-1 in the sixth inning immediately after Landon Montemayor was hit by a pitch.

Reed South then walked, and Newkirk beat out a bunt.

Isaiah Winkler followed with a bloop single to remaining which drove in two runs for the six-run gain.

Maxcey’s two-run double in the sixth manufactured it 9-1, and the 10th Friendswood operate came household on a balk.

College or university Station included a run in the seventh on Binderup’s triple and Colby Smart’s double.

Rogers then recorded a strikeout for the ultimate out, sending Friendswood to the regional championship.

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