Southlake Carroll stays alive with 4-2 win over Flower Mound

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Southlake Carroll held on to beat Flower Mound 4-2 Friday in Game 2 of the Class 5A Region I semifinals on its home field.

Carroll (31-5) meets Flower Mound (29-11) for Game 3 on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Dallas Baptist University.

Carroll’s Drew Davis stepped into the box with two outs in the fifth inning and the Dragons in a scoreless tie, and he needed just one pitch to give Carroll some momentum.

Davis, the No. 9 hitter, slapped a double down the third-base line, moving Kameron Ramage to third and setting up Eric Cole’s two-run single for a 2-0 lead. Kevin Cramer reached on an error before Drew Brown tripled in two more runs.

Carroll pitcher Joe Heineman (10-1) and Flower Mound’s Seth Jordan (6-4) cruised through the first four innings. Jordan retired the first two batters of the fifth before walking Ramage and giving up the double to Davis.

Heineman found jams in the sixth and seventh innings. The right-hander walked the first two batters of the sixth before leadoff hitter Connor Wanhanen came to bat. But Heineman struck out Flower Mound’s TCU signee with a 2-2 changeup. Heineman struck out Skylar Cox, who reached for a pitch low and away. Mitch Andrews popped up to the catcher to end the inning.

Flower Mound got on the board in the seventh with a homer from Sean Wymer and an RBI double from Sean Holehouse. But Heineman retired the next two batters to earn the win.

“You get four rounds deep in the playoffs, there’s no easy inning,” Carroll coach Larry Hughes said. “[Heineman] was hanging on by a thread. That’s why they hit some balls hard. He was a little flat, but he pitched a great game all night.”

Ryan Osborne, 817-390-7760 Twitter: @RyanOsborneFWST

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