PLANO —All Saints' seventh-inning rally fell just short and the Trojans' hopes of reaching state ended with a 7-5 loss in Game 3 of a best-of-three TAPPS 4A regional playoff series against Fort Worth Christian on Friday afternoon at John Paul II High School.
All Saints (25-8) forced the third game by winning Game 2 6-3 Friday morning.
In the decisive Game 3, the Cardinals (25-11) scored three in the sixth and two in the seventh to take a 7-1 lead into the final half inning.
The Trojans battled back with four runs highlighted by a two-out, two-run double by Charlie Short, but couldn't complete the rally.
Short also drove in All Saints' first run, bringing in Michael Caruso to make it 2-1.
> Parker Towns led the way for the Trojans in Game 2. The senior threw a complete game, allowing three runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and one walk. He added a two-run double and three RBIs to his cause.
Charlie Short, Aston Francis and Jack Hamm all had two-hit games in the Trojans victory.
TAPPS 4A Regional Playoff
Fort Worth Christian 7, All Saints 5
FW Christian wins series, 2-1
FW Christian 200 003 2 — 7 51
All Saints 100 000 4 — 5 93
W – Stark. L – Coleton Oldham.
RECORDS — All Saints 25-8; Fort Worth Christian 25-11.
NEXT UP — Fort Worth Christian vs. TBD, 7 p.m. Thursday, Waco ISD Field No. 1.
All Saints 6, Fort Worth Christian 3
FW Christian 300 000 0 — 3 71
All Saints 103 002 x — 6 101
W – Parker Towns (8-2). 2B – AS: Towns.