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Chico drops two to bow out of playoffs

By Lindee Hand | Published Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Chico’s history-making baseball season came to a halt Saturday at Granbury as No. 3 Bosqueville (25-5) swept the Dragons (19-12) in the Class A area round series.

The Bulldogs put things away with a 14-1 win in game two, after taking a 10-3 victory in game one Friday.

Chico’s starting pitcher, Hunter York, shut Bosqueville down the first two innings of game two, but the Bulldogs broke through in the third. A leadoff walk and a hit batter put two runners on with no outs.

A single and an error brought home two runs, then Bosqueville added two in the fifth and two more in the sixth to take a 6-0 advantage.

Chico picked up its lone run in the sixth, when Jaston McBee led off with a single. Hunter Clarke followed with a walk, and after a strikeout, Tyler Melton singled home McBee.

Chico loaded the bases with two outs, but Jericoe McGuire flied out to end the threat.

Whatever momentum Chico had gained quickly evaporated when Bosqueville put eight on the board in the seventh, sending 11 to the plate.

McBee finished with two hits for the Dragons, and York and Melton each had singles.

York took the loss, going all seven innings, giving up eight hits and striking out three.

Friday, Bosqueville jumped out to an early lead in game one.

Two doubles with two outs gave the Bulldogs a 1-0 advantage. They would add two more in the second before Chico got on the board in the fourth.

McBee led off with a single, and after two were out, Melton singled him home.

Bosqueville came back to put up three runs in their half of the inning, taking a 6-1 lead.

The Dragons got two runs in the fifth when McGuire scored on an Austin Collins bunt, and Collins eventually came around on a throwing error.

Freshman Brady North came on in relief for the Dragons in the fifth. He kept the Bulldogs off the board in that inning, but they got to him in the sixth, batting around and scoring four runs.

McBee led the offense with two hits and an RBI. Melton and Collins had the other two hits.

McGuire took the loss, going four innings, giving up five hits and striking out four.

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