GRAND PRAIRIE — The Bullard Brook Hill Lady Guard's hopes of a state championship on the softball diamond came to a halt on Wednesday night, losing 10-6 to Fort Worth Calvary.
"I am so proud of our Lady Guard softball team," second-year head coach Anthony Springer said of the season. "Our girl's played hard all season long.
"Going undefeated in district and advancing to win (in the area round) was a great way to finish up a shortened season due to some of the players being on the (soccer) state championship winner, so we got started late. But we advanced to this regional game despite a key injury to our pitcher, but she still gave it all she could and she is young and going to only get better."
Freshman Taylor Schultz threw a three-hitter in the area round win but suffered an injury over the weekend. The district MVP pitched in the circle but was on crutches in the dugout.
"The girls battled hard but took the loss hard against Calvary Christian," Anthony Springer said. "And we are a very young team, losing only one senior.
"We will miss Alyssa Eden dearly. We have a great feeder program in place and our middle school was undefeated and won their league championship, so I can promise you, Brook Hill softball is gonna make some noise the next three years."
Brook Hill's season ended with an 8-7 record and and undefeated in district play.