The Prosper Eagles clinched the 14-5A championship but fell just short of an undefeated run in district play.
Prosper earned the top spot in the standings with a 3-0 home victory against second-place Lake Dallas on Tuesday, April 24, and then Lake Dallas was able to pull out a 2-1 victory in eight innings in the season finale on Friday, April 27.
The premiere match-up saw Lake Dallas enter with just a single district loss, so just one Prosper victory would determine the district champ and the Eagles got it out of the way in the first game.
Braden Carmichael scattered four hits and a walk to go with 12 strikeouts, Connor Jackson was 2-for-4 and drove in two runs, Braden Webb was 2-or-4 and scored and Jacob Cosner singled and scored for Prosper.
The Eagles took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third when Cosner singled to right with one out and eventually scored on Jackson’s hit to center. Prosper missed a big chance in the inning after Webb singled and Kendall Foster walked to load the bases with one out.
In the bottom of the fifth, Webb singled with one out and Foster and Dawson Zey followed with hits before Webb scored on an error.
Prosper had a 3-0 advantage when Tate Starks was hit by a pitch to open the sixth inning, Cosner sacrificed him to second and Jackson drove him in with a single to right.
Lake Dallas brought the tying run to the plate in the seventh with a pair of singles sandwiched around an out before Carmichael, who at one point retired 10 batters in a row, buckled down and got a pair of strikeouts to secure the victory.
In the game at Lake Dallas on Friday, the Falcons tied the game in the sixth and then won it with a two-out error in the eighth.
Jaxon Alley was 2-for-3 with a triple, Taylor Pendley singled and scored and Foster tripled for the Eagles, who took a 1-0 lead in the fifth.
Pendley led off that inning with a single to center and moved up on a passed ball and scored on a single to center by Starks.
The Eagles had a chance to win it when Alley tripled to center in the seventh with one out but he was thrown out at the plate trying to score on Starks’ groundout to second.
Foster’s triple to right came with two outs in the eighth and he was stranded there.