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Angleton was knocked out of the playoffs by Nederland, 4-0 and 3-0, in their Class 5A Region III best-of-three area-round series Friday in Crosby.

In Game 1, the Wildcats were held to four hits by Nederland pitcher Conner Kemp.

Ashton Tweedle took the loss for Angleton, allowing four runs on seven hits and striking out two in seven innings.

In Game 2, the Wildcats outhit the Bulldogs 6-5, but couldn’t get a run across. Thomas Brannon and Ethan Ebner each had two hits for the Wildcats.

Josh Hyatt took the loss on the mound for the Wildcats, allowing three runs on five hits and struck out five in six innings.

Angleton finished its season at 22-7. Nederland improved to 18-10-2 and advanced to the regional quarterfinals.

SWEENY 2, BRIDGE CITY 1: Sweeny held off Bridge City, 2-1, on Friday to take Game 1 of their Class 4A Region III area-round best-of-three series.

The Bulldogs scored a run each in the fourth and fifth innings to go ahead 2-0, but Bridge City cut the lead in half with a run in the top of the seventh.

Jackson Kiddy relieved Caden Homniok with one out in the top of the seventh and got the final two outs to preserve the victory.

Homniok was the winning pitcher, going 6 and 1/3 innings, allowing a run on three hits and striking out nine.

Blake Benavides had two of Sweeny’s six hits. Homniok and Benavides each had an RBI.

Game 2 of the series is at 4 p.m. today in Bridge City. If necessary, Game 3 will follow.

LIBERTY 5, COLUMBIA 3: Playing the first game of the best-of-three series, the Roughnecks took it down to the wire against the Panthers on Friday at Grand Oaks High School in Spring.

Game 2 starts at noon today back at Grand Oaks as Columbia (8-18) puts its season on the line.

There are only seven hits in the game with Liberty (19-8) getting four of those. Panthers’ JJ Slack went five innings, getting nine strikeouts for the victory. In relief, Bryley Brown pitched the final two innings.

For Columbia, Kason Galbreath pitched 4 1/3 innings with five strikeouts.

The Roughnecks took the lead in the second with a run. But they couldn’t hold the Panthers as they plated four runs in the bottom of the fifth. Columbia scored two more in the top of the sixth but it just wasn’t enough. Blake Seiler, Kelby Coburn and Lance Nunley each had a hit. Garrett Irwin drove in a run.

Joel Luna is sports editor for The Facts. Contact him at 979-237-0160 or at joel.luna@thefacts.com

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