The Brenham Cubs made quick work of the Eastview Patriots in their Bi-District playoff series, beating the Patriots Saturday, 11-1 and completing a two-game sweep.
Trailing 1-0, the Cubs turned it around in a hurry with a two-run homer by Ryan Newman in the bottom of the first inning. Teddy Hoffman later scored on an error, giving the Cubs a 3-1 lead after one.
Brenham (21-9) all but put the game away in the bottom of the third when Dakota Brewton crushed a grand slam home run, increasing the lead to 7-1.
Brewton said he knew he needed to do something big, “I came up and figured I really had to do something. I thought after I hit it that it was pretty much over at that point.”
Meanwhile, pitcher Broc Bosse (7-1) was setting down the Patriot hitters, yielding just one run on four hits and striking out six in five innings.
“Broc’s been doing a great job for us and today was no exception,” said Cubs’ head coach Lanny Williams. “He’s become a great pitcher for us and he has the potential to be a great pitcher for a long, long time.”
Bosse said he felt like he had good stuff right from the start, “I had good command of nearly every pitch, today. I was able to move the ball around and keep them off the bases.”
The Cubs added two runs in the fourth on an rbi-single by Sam McElreath and a sacrifice fly by Newman.
Brenham closed it out with two runs in the fifth. Jaquay Cross raced home on McElreath’s sacrifice fly. Then with two outs, Newman lined his second hit of the afternoon to the right-centerfield gap, scoring Tyler Watts and ending the game by the 10-run rule.
“We felt coming in we had a better team and knew we had to take care of business—not let them hang around. When we had opportunities we took care of business,” said Williams.
The Cubs now head into the Area Playoffs against the winner of the series between Crosby and Port Neches-Groves. That series was tied at one-to-one, with game-3 Saturday afternoon in Baytown.
Whenever and wherever the next round is, we will have live coverage on KWHI and www.kwhi.com.