Tyler Overbeek tripled and scored a run, and Miguel Vega launched a grand-slam home run to lead Brook Hill varsity to a 9-2 victory over Tyler All Saints.
The win means the Guard can clinch the TAPPS Division II District 3 championship with a win Monday over All Saints.
Reid Hill led the way on the mound, allowing one run on three hits in four innings off work. Overbeek struck out six in 2 and 2/3 innings of relief for the save.
Logan Fitzgerald doubled and stole three bases with Langford and Hill also notching two hits apiece.
Brook Hill trailed 1-0 in the second inning before answering with three runs to take back the lead for good. Overbeek began the two-out rally with a triple. Brooks Parham walked with Overbeek coming home on a wild pitch to tie the game. Fitzgerald then doubled to score Parham and give the Guard their first lead, 2-1. Fitzgerald stole third and scored later on an error for a 3-1 Brook Hill lead.
The Guard tacked on runs in the third and fourth to increase their advantage to 5-1. Logan Langford doubled home Vega in the third with Fitzgerald leading off the fourth with a single and stealing second and third before scoring on an error.
Vega made sure of the victory in the sixth. Hill led off with a single followed by hits from Seth Moss and Josh Jenkins to load the bases. Vega cleared them with one swing, hammering a pitch over the right-field wall for a grand slam and 9-1 lead.
The victory, coming on the heels of an 18-1 non-district win over Kings Academy, raised Brook Hill’s record to 14-7.
In the win over Kings Academy, Mason Kelley and Marty Foster combined to struck out nine while allowing one run on one hit.
Brook Hill, 18, Kings Academy 1
Kings A. 000 1 – 1 1 5
Guard 24(12) x – 18 11 1
Runs (18): Minchan Jeong 1, Cole Dobbins 2, Seth Moss 2, Jake Shaffer 1, Josh Blalock 1, Marty Foster 1, Cole Fitzgerald 3, Tagen Parma 2, Mason Kelley 2, Mason York 2.
Hits (11): Jeong 1, Dobbins 1, Moss 2, Shaffer 2, Blalock 1, Parma 1, Kelley 2, York 1.
Doubles (1): Kelley
Steals (10): Parma 1, Fitzgerald 2, Kelley 1, Moss 2, Shaffer 2, Blalock 1, Dobbins 1.
Brook Hill 9, Tyler All Saints 2
All Saints 010 000 1 – 2 4 3
Brook Hill 031 104 x – 9 12 4
Runs (9): Reid Hill 1, Seth Moss 1, Josh Jenkins 1, Miguel Vega 2, Tyler Overbeek 1, Brooks Parham 1, Logan Fitzgerald 2.
Hits (12): Hill 2, Moss 1, Jenkins 1, Vega 2, Campbell Fletcher 1, Logan Langford 2, Overbeek 1, Fitzgerald 2.
Runs Batted In (6): Vega 4, Langford 1, Fitzgerald 1
Doubles (2): Langford 1, Fitzgerald 1
Triples (1): Overbeek 1
Home Runs (1): Vega 1