Dallas Christian halts Guard, 8-4

Brook Hill spotted visiting Dallas Christian a 5-run advantage and never caught up in an eventual 8-4 loss Thursday in a TAPPS District 2-4A game.

Mason Smith doubled and drove in two runs in the loss. The Guard were limited to five hits in the game with three of those doubles as Tyler Overbeek and Miguel Vega also hit two-baggers. Brook Hill also drew seven walks with McCray Fletcher leading in free passes with two while also scoring a run.

The Guard trailed 5-0 after the second inning thanks to five unearned runs charged to starter Ryan Cox, who gave up five hits with two strikeouts. Reid Hill entered in the second inning and was followed in the fifth by Logan Langford and the sixth by Miguel Vega.

Brook Hill shave a run off of its deficit in the fourth inning. Miguel Vega started it off with a double and Mason Smith walked to put runners at first and second with no outs. Vega came home on a 1-out double by Tyler Overbeek to make the score 5-1.

Dallas Christian increased its lead to 8-1 in the seventh inning. The Guard, undeterred, began their comeback with McCray Fletcher reaching on a leadoff walk and coming around to score on an error. A single by Parker Clark and walk to Miguel Vega loaded the bases for Mason Smith, who kept it going with a two-run double to left field.

The Guard still had runners at second and third with no outs trailing 8-4, but the next three batters were retired to end the game.

The loss dropped Brook Hill into third place in the TAPPS 2-4A standings at 7-3. The Guard go on the road Tuesday to face second-place Tyler All Saints at 6 p.m.

Current TAPPS 2-4A Standings

Dallas Christian                   9-2

Tyler All Saints                     8-2

GUARD                                  7-3

Frisco Legacy Christian      8-4

Dallas Shelton                     6-6

Tyler Grace Community    5-6

Carrollton Prince of Peace   1-11

Tyler Bishop Gorman       0-10


Guard Stats

Dallas Christian       050   010    2  —  8   8   3

Brook Hill                000    100    3  —  4   5    2

Hits (5): Parker Clark 1, Miguel Vega 1, Mason Smith 1, Tyler Overbeek 1, Chase Moore 1.

Runs (4): McCray Fletcher 1, Logan Fitzgerald 1, Parker Clark 1, Miguel Vega 1.

RBIs (3): Mason Smith 2, Tyler Overbeek 1.

Doubles (3): Mason Smith 1, Tyler Overbeek 1, Miguel Vega 1.