The top two public school baseball teams in Texas may have played for Saturday's UIL 5A state championship, but it was all No. 2 Colleyville Heritage (39-3) in a 14-2 six-inning win against No. 1 Georgetown (41-5-1) at Round Rock's Dell Diamond. It wrapped up a remarkable run, which included a title in its first trip to state.
Aggressive base running allowed Georgetown to take the early lead, but it wouldn't last. Wyatt Childress had a single in the Eagles' only scoring inning, and Cole Posey followed with a walk. They stole third and second respectively, and scored on Noah Thompson's RBI.
Katy Janes gathered up her teammates Friday night and carried them to the 4A state tournament next weekend in Austin. In an elimination game three at Madison High School Janes overpowered a tough Robinson squad from the circle and drove in three crucial runs with her bat to lead the Lady Falcons to a 11-1 series clinching win.
Janes came back from a game two defeat earlier in the night that saw Robinson win a hard fought victory 2-0 after Hargrave loaded up the bases with two outs in the bottom of the seventh. Bella Reid ended the game with a fly out to left field.
That would bring the rubber game three heroics to Janes with her dominant pitching where she struck out six and gave up only two hits for a total of six hits over the three game series.
Her most impressive performance Wednesday night was in the batters box however where Janes drove in Hagen Pike with a first inning double and then powered a fourth inning two run home run with Alli Humphries on board to make the score 5-1.
The Lady Falcons would score six more times over the sixth and seventh innings to close out the contest.
Janes brought her series strike out total to 26. The power pitcher would fan 13 batters Thursday in game one, seven in game two and another six in Friday's night cap.
Hargrave will now move to the state semifinals next Thursday at either 9am or 12pm.
Robinson ends their season with an overall record of 32-9.
Entering Friday's UIL 6A state semifinal, Southlake Carroll was preparing for its ninth state final four in program history and Lake Travis was getting ready for its second. That played a part because the Dragons, who advanced to this weekend for the third straight year, overcame a 2-1 hole to win 6-2. They advance to play Fort Bend Ridge Point in Saturday's state final, which has a scheduled 4 p.m. first pitch at Round Rock's Dell Diamond.