• Goats-Chandler Boyd: Groesbeck Goat pitcher Chandler Boyd delivers to the plate during Game 2 bi-district playoff action Saturday afternoon against the Lexington Eagles. Boyd picked up the win as the Goats beat the Eagles, 9-2, to sweep the two-game series and advance to the area round this weekend against Jewett-Leon.
  • Groesbeck’s Mitchell Waller winds up anticipating the ball during one of his at-bats against the Lexington Eagles during Game 2 of their bi-district playoff series played Saturday afternoon at Groesbeck High School. Waller finished the game with three hits in four plate appearances and scored one of the Goats nine runs in the 9-2 win, as the team swept the two-game series to move on to the area round.

Groesbeck sweeps Lexington 6-3, 9-2, to advance to the area round in baseball playoffs

By Stephen R. Farris, Journal Sports

Pitcher Chandler Boyd gave up just one earned run and scattered four hits, while teammate Mark Smith blasted a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth to cap off No. 8 ranked Groesbeck’s 9-2, game two win and sweep over the Lexington Eagles this past Saturday at home.

The Goats chiseled out a 6-3 win over the Eagles on Friday night in Lexington, then closed out the best two of three bi-district playoff series with the win on Saturday.

Groesbeck broke the ice in the bottom of the second when Ellis Boyer drew a one-out walk and ended up on third base after two passed balls.

Boyer ended up scoring the first run of Saturday’s game on yet another passed ball as the Goats ended the inning with the 1-0 lead.

(Photos by Stephen R. Farris/The Groesbeck Journal)

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