For the second straight year, Jesuit’s baseball season ended the same way, with a loss to Coppell in the second round of the playoffs.
The Cowboys wrapped up another sweep of the Rangers in the Class 6A Region I area round with a 4-1 win on Friday at Wright Field. Jesuit hasn’t advanced passed the second weekend of postseason play since winning the 6A state title in 2016.
Still, there were bright spots for the Rangers (23-9) in the season-ending defeat. Myles Tucker had three hits in his final game for Jesuit, including a double, to wrap the campaign with a .431 average. Senior pitcher Jake Storey suffered his first loss since March 25, finishing a two-year span in which he tallied a 17-3 record and 139 strikeouts.
The Rangers, who finished second in District 7-6A during the regular season, had won 13 of their past 15 games prior to Coppell series — including a sweep of Arlington in their playoff opener.
In other area-round action, Hillcrest was eliminated by Frisco Lone Star in 5A Region II. The Panthers (20-14) were swept by a combined score of 19-0 over two games. Hillcrest had beaten Sunset in the first round.
W.T. White saw its season end in similar fashion, as the Longhorns (13-17) were ousted by Frisco Wakeland in two games by a combined 22-4.