ROUND ROCK — During their impressive run through the Region I-3A bracket, the Brock Eagles grinded teams down with consistent pitching, a disciplined approach at the plate and calculated aggression on the basepaths.
On Friday, in their state semifinal matchup against Corpus Christi London, they were beaten at their own game.
BHS got off to a near perfect start, racing out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first. But the patient Pirates put up six runs in the second to chase Eagles ace Carson Lightfoot and a rode starter Kade Budd from there to a 7-2 victory.
London, which improved to 33-5-1, outhit Brock 6-2, drew five walks to the Eagles’ two and came within one of matching BHS’ four stolen bases to advance to Saturday’s title against the winner of Malakoff and Gunter.