The No. 4-seed Mabank Panthers beat the Brownsboro Bears 2-1 in a one-game playoff Friday at Kemp High School.

With the victory, Mabank improved to 12-10 overall.

Brownsboro ends the year with a record of 17-6.

Mabank will face the winner of the North Lamar-Spring Hill series in the area round next week.

The details of the playoff series are still to be determined as of press time.

Mabank scored the game winning runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.

In the fourth inning, Pearsen Johanneson led off the inning with a groundout for the first out of the inning.

Ty Winklevoss then singled followed by another single from Trey Neighbors to put runners on first and second.

Kade Norman then doubled to bring home Winklevoss to tie the score at 1.

On the throw home, Capehart came in to score for the 2-1 lead.

The Bears scored their only run of the game in the top of the fourth inning as Toby Davis scored on a passed ball for the 1-0 lead.

In the top of the seventh inning, Neighbors got Carson Booth to strikeout, Payden Green to groundout and Braden Womack to end the game on a strikeout.

Brownsboro had five hits in the game as Davis went 1-for-3 with a run scored, Womack was 1-for-4, Wyatt Rinehart was 1-for-3,  Christian Reeves was 1-for-2 and Green was 1-for-3.

Davis was credited with the loss as he went the complete game, allowing two earned runs.

He had six strikeouts and no walks.

Mabank was led by Neighbors, who went 2-for-3. Chase Bailey, Dalton Penix, Johanneson, Winklevoss and Norman each went 1-for-3. Norman had two RBI.

Neighbors picked up the victory with a complete game five hitter. He had eight strikeouts and two walks with one earned run.

Brownsboro claimed its first district championship in baseball in 22 years.

Mabank finished fourth in District 13-4A behind Athens, Kaufman and Ferris.

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