TEXARKANA, Tx (KMSS/KTAL) – The latest edition of the inter-city rivalry between Liberty-Eylau and Pleasant Grove baseball held the highest stakes of them all: a spot in the 4A State Championship. After falling 7-5 to Pleasant Grove last night thanks to Tucker Anderson’s 3 RBI triple, Liberty-Eylau needed a win tonight to push the series to game three.
The first inning saw the Leopards execute small ball perfectly, scoring on a perfectly executed bunt from Braylon Blair scored the games first run. The Leopards would tag on another run in the second, with Colby Brooks drawing a walk that would give Liberty-Eylau the 2-1 lead.
In the bottom of the second, it was last night’s hero that would come up big again. With a runner on first, Tucker Anderson blasted a home-run over the left-center fence to tie the game at two a piece.
Pleasant Grove would add two more runs and take down their crosstown rivals, 4-3, to advance to the 4A State Championship. This will mark the tenth state championship appearance in team history.