Southlake Carroll eliminated by Flower Mound on bases-loaded walk

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Southlake Carroll rallied when it needed to Saturday, but so did Flower Mound.

Carroll gave up three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, including a walk-off RBI walk, to lose to Flower Mound 8-7 in Game 3 of the Class 5A Region I semifinals at Dallas Baptist University.

The Dragons (31-6) trailed 5-3 going into the seventh before scoring four runs to take a 7-5 lead.

But Flower Mound (30-11) charged back in the bottom half of the inning, drawing a leadoff walk and getting a single from Sean Wymer. After Tim Millard drove in Mitch Andrews on a fielder’s choice, Noah Hill singled before Ryan Sloma laid down a suicide squeeze bunt to tie the game.

Carroll relief pitcher Cooper Westland then walked Casey Jacobsen to load the bases with one out. Jameson Hannah worked the count to three balls and a strike before taking a pitch outside to draw a walk and force in the winning run.

Flower Mound starter B.J. Myers retired the first nine batters he faced. But Drew Brown cut the Jaguars’ 4-0 lead in half with a two-run homer in the fourth inning.

Wymer scored for Flower Mound in the fifth after leading off the inning with a double. Eric Cole scored for Carroll after hitting a triple in the sixth, setting up the wild seventh inning.

Kevin Cramer started for Carroll, throwing five innings and giving up five runs. He was relieved by Michael Basler to start the sixth. Westland earned the final out of the sixth. At that point, Carroll coach Larry Hughes had few options to turn to in his bullpen as Westland struggled in the seventh.

“They fought back. [Myers] was throwing so well,” Hughes said. “We were as far as we could go [in the bullpen]. I didn’t have any more moves to make.”

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

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