Southlake Carroll Picks Up Big Win over Ft. Bend Ridge Point 6-1 to Advance to 6A State Championship Game

Southlake Carroll got big production from the top of their lineup and got a pitching gem from one of the hottest pitchers in the state to beat Ft. Bend Ridge Point 6-1 and advance to the championship of the 6A State Tournament on Saturday. Carroll will face the winner of the Rockwall-Heath/San Antonio Reagan matchup later tonight.

Southlake Carroll picked up a run right off the bat in the top of the 1st. Owen Proksch led off with a single and scored on Ethan Mendoza’s double. Mendoza was later thrown out trying to score from 3rd on a ground ball.

Carroll picked up a 2nd run in the 2nd inning. With one out, Tyler White singled. Tanner Sumer came in to run for him and moved to 2nd on a Tyson Drake HBP and to 3rd on a Proksch walk. He then scored the second run of the game on a wild pitch.

The Dragons picked up 2 more runs in the 3rd. Ben Tryon led off the inning with a single and Reyes reached base by catcher’s interference. Jones walked to load the bases. Springs got on by an error and pinch runner Colin Robson scored. Cole Bedwell then hit a Sac Fly to make it a 4-0 game.

Carroll picked up another run in the 4th when Mendoza double and scored on an error and one in the 6th on a Mendoza RBI single to take a 6-0 lead.

SouthlakePitcherMeanwhile, Griffin Herring was pitching lights out. Herring held Ridge Point hitless through 4 innings until Travis Vlasek singled to lead of the 5th. Herring did hold them scoreless through 6 but gave up one run in 7th on back to back doubles by Vlasek and JJ Kennett to start the inning. That run broke a 47 inning consecutive scoreless streak by Herring that went back to late April. But Herring responded but getting the next 3 batters out. Herring finished giving up 1 run on 5 hits, striking out 13 and giving up no walks. He was named the Texas High School Baseball Player of the Game.

Carroll’s top 3 hitters – Proksch, Mendoza and Tryon – were a combined 7-11 with 2 RBIs and 3 runs.  Mendoza led the way as he was 3-4 with 2 doubles, 2 RBIs and a run scored.

Carroll was also helped by 5 Ridge Point errors.



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Southlake Carroll 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 6 8 0
Ft. Bend Ridge Point 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5
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