MARSHALL, Texas—The game was evenly matched, but only one team would squeeze out the victory.
Kilgore edged Pleasant Grove, 4-2, in Game 3 of a best-of-three series in a Class 4A regional quarterfinal baseball game at ETBU's Woods Field on Friday.
Starting Hawks pitcher Ryan Galvan tossed 2 2/3 innings, struck out three, walked one, and allowed a run on two hits. Galvan was hugged by head coach Riley Fincher as he left the mound. He got a no decision.
Earlier in the day, Pleasant Grove won Game 2, 10-0, behind Galvan's pitching to force the rubber game.
Jackson Cobb led off the game with a double to left field. Cobb scored on a fielder's choice to give the Hawks an early 1-0 lead.
Kilgore responded with a run on two hits to knot the game at 1-all going into the second.
The Bulldogs scored two runs on a PG throwing error to take a 3-1 lead in the third. Gus Whitt, who walked, and Khalon Clayton, who had doubled scored on the error.
The Hawks inched closer, 3-2, on David Singleton's sacrifice fly to left field in the sixth. Seth Hopkins, who had walked, scored on the play.
Kilgore tacked on a run in the sixth to make it 4-2 going into the top of the seventh.
With an out, Cobb gave Pleasant Grove a chance when he doubled to left center. But the next two batters flied out to end the game.
Ryan Galvan, Nick Voyles (3), Tucker Anderson (5), Marshall Oubre (6) and Keaton Russo. Connor Martin, Gus Witt (2) and Khalon Clayton. WP-Witt. LP-Voyles.