Wall rally falls short as Boyd wins 3A state championship game

ROUND ROCK — It was almost expected, even on a day Wall struggled offensively, the Hawks would give themselves one more chance to send coach Jason Schniers out with a state championship.

The Hawks were hitless through four innings, scratched a run across in the sixth and then in the seventh came alive.

The Hawks scored three runs and had the tying run at the plate but it's comeback fell short as Boyd held on for a 6-4 victory in the Class 3A state championship game Saturday at Dell Diamond.

A day after upending No. 1 Corpus Christi London in the state semifinals 5-1, the Hawks struggled to find the timely offense that propelled them to a victory on Friday afternoon until the seventh. Boyd starting pitcher Eric Rogers was perfect through four innings as the Hawks recorded their first hit in the fifth, an infield single from Will Scherr.

Wall scratched home a run in the sixth on a Caleb Braden RBI single, just after the Yellowjackets scored four in the bottom half of the fifth. But in the seventh the Hawks loaded the bases and Kellan Oliver brought in two runs with a single after a run scored on a passed ball. But after a fielder's choice, Gunnar Dillard's hard grounder was fielded by pitcher Elijah Webber and threw to first to end the game.

The Hawks finished the season at 35-7-1, while Boyd ended at 40-5.

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