Mansfield knocked out of playoffs by dominant Flower Mound

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Mansfield’s offense was slightly more productive than Thursday’s Game 1.

Flower Mound, however, had too much firepower Friday in a 15-3 rout of the Tigers in a two-game sweep of a Class 5A regional quarterfinals playoff series at QuikTrip Park.

Flower Mound (28-11-1) put the game out of reach in the top of the third, stringing together five singles in seven plate appearances that led to a seven-run inning. The two plate appearances not resulting in singles were walks.

Mansfield (28-7) used two singles to score its first run of the series in the second inning. Flower Mound won Game 1 10-0.

Left fielder Braxton Chatman and second baseman Colton Whitehouse both singled to get Mansfield on the board.

Whitehouse’s RBI double to left in the bottom of the fourth scored Mansfield’s second run.

“Really, I was just trying to see fastball wherever I could hit it and once I got it, I hit it as hard as I could. I just swung full out,” Whitehouse said.

The Tigers would plate one more that inning off a single by center fielder Matt Needham.

Flower Mound starting pitcher B.J. Myers, a West Virginia signee, was dominant, going four innings, allowing three earned runs on seven hits and four strikeouts.

Scouts in attendance said Myers’ fastball stayed consistently in the high 80s through the majority of his outing, but touched 91 a few times.

Myers (9-1) threw 72 pitches, 50 for strikes before he was spelled by Parker Murphy with the game well in hand, Flower Mound leading 15-3.

Mansfield kept battling at the plate and singled twice more before the game ended.

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