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Baseball roundup: Pleasant Grove pitcher tosses four-hitter in Class 3A title game
ROUND ROCK — Cleburne rallied from an early six-run deficit to advance to its first state final since 1979, beating Lake Travis, 9-7, in eight innings in a Class 4A state semifinal Thursday at Dell Diamond.
Cleburne (30-10) will play Rockwall-Heath in the state championship game at 7 p.m. Friday.
A two-run single by Conner Martyniuk drove in the game’s winning runs, after Cleburne loaded the bases on an infield single, error and intentional walk.
Cleburne pitcher Brach Farmer, who came into the game in relief with one out in the second, closed out the game for the win.
Texarkana Pleasant Grove 4, West 0: Roman Brown (11-1) pitched a four-hit shutout and struck out eight to lead Texarkana Pleasant Grove to victory in the Class 3A state championship game at UFCU Disch-Falk Field in Austin.
The game was scoreless until the top of the fourth, when Pleasant Grove (35-5) scored all four of its runs. Timothy Buchanan drew a bases-loaded walk, two runs scored on an error, and Alex Alsup hit a sacrifice fly.
Jarrell 9, Bushland 2: Tyler Krupp (2-2) earned just his second victory of the season, scattering six hits and allowing two unearned runs, as Jarrell won the Class 2A state title.
Jarrell (27-4) scored in every inning but the third and finished with 10 hits. Travis Cockerham was 3-for-4 and scored two runs, Nathan Sumner was 2-for-2 with two runs, and Clayton Kovar had two RBIs for Jarrell.
Fayetteville 10, Stamford 0: Logan Stoelke (4-1) pitched a one-hit shutout, scored two runs and had an RBI as Fayetteville won the Class A state championship game in five innings.
Third baseman Trevor Malota was 3-for-3 with two doubles and four RBIs for Fayetteville (21-6).