After falling to the Pleasant Grove Hawks in Game 1 of their area series, 7-4, the Brownsboro Bears hoped to force a decisive rubber match on Thursday in Game 2 at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Mike Carter Field in Tyler.
The game was a pitchers' duel and it seemed like the Bears would tie it up as they were down to their last out, but they fell short as runner's interference was called for the final out and the Hawks won, 1-0, sweeping Brownsboro for the area championship and ending their season.
The game was scoreless until the bottom of the sixth inning, when Keaton Russo's RBI single scored Parker Twisdale for the 1-0 Pleasant Grove lead.
In the top of the seventh, with one out, Cole Williams singled and Jarrod Hastings drew a walk. After a passed ball, Williams would reach third base as Brownsboro now had runners in the corners.
Hayden Woods grounded out to short for the second out and Williams reached home plate for what appeared to be the tying run. However, Hastings interfered as he went to second base and he was called for the third out, allowing the Hawks to escape with the 1-0 win.
Braydon Ballard started for Brownsboro and pitched six innings with one run on three hits plus three strikeouts and four walks.
Ryan Galvan pitched the Hawks to victory with seven shutout innings of four hits, five strikeouts and three walks.
Carson Booth led the Bears at the plate, going 2-for-3. Hastings and Williams both picked up a hit.
Alex Mendez drew a pair of walks while Hastings drew one.
Brownsboro finishes their season at 23-7-1 as bi-district champions as they defeated Farmersville in the bi-district round.
Pleasant Grove (25-4) will face either the Kilgore Bulldogs or the Wills Point Tigers next week in the regional quarterfinals.