Bryson baseball season ends with series loss to Avalon
All good things must come to an end, and for the Bryson Cowboys baseball team, the end of their season came to an end Saturday in the regional quarterfinals.
The Cowboys got behind early in the first, two ballgames and never could recover losing 2-0 in the series.
Avaion 11, Bryson 1
The Eagles stormed out to an eight-run first inning that set the tone for the rest of the night in Game 1 of the series Friday in Graford.
Avalon sent 12 hitters to the plate in the first frame. Bryson committed three errors alone in the inning that led to four of the eight runs.
Starting pitcher Brayden Houser allowed 10 runs with only three runs charged to him were earned.
The Cowboys attempted a comeback in the bottom of the first inning. Ethan Robinson led off the bottom of the first by reaching first on an error. Robinson swiped second base to get into scoring position with nobody out.
Tristan Stephens plated Robinson when he smashed a shot that first baseman Bryan Faber was unable to field cleanly to cut into the deficit at 8-1.
Avalon threatened again in the second but Houser managed to leave the bases loaded by getting a fielder's choice to second baseman Chase Hearne.
Bryson's Dillon Orr led off the second inning by doubling off the left field wall. Avalon starter Dillon Martin got the next two hitters to strikeout before the Cowboys loaded the bases. TJ Imotichey and Robinson earned walks but a caught stealing by Martin picked off a runner to end the threat.
After the first, Houser settled down and began to keep his team in the game. The senior only allowed one run from the second through the fifth innings.
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