Calallen's drive toward back-to-back Class 4A state baseball championships ended at the hands of the state and country's top-ranked team, the Moody Trojans, on Saturday at Whataburger Field.

Calallen lost game three of their best-of-three Region IV Finals series 14-4 in five innings. The victory by the Trojans in the series finale gave the nation's top program a 2-1 playoff victory.

Calallen lost game one 6-3 and won game two 6-2 to force the third and deciding game.

The Wildcats (35-5 on the season) however, couldn't find any offense in the finale to stop Moody.

Calallen finished the game with only five hits and used four pitchers in the game.

Wildcats' starter Adam Hoelscher (4-1) suffered the loss and only lasted five batters before being lifted for Travis Neslony, who pitched 2.2 innings.

Wyatt Mathisen relieved Neslony in the fifth and faced two batters before being lifted for Rob Zastrynzy, who also faced two batters before Moody ended the game on the 10-run mercy rule.

Calallen's four hits went to Garza, Hoelscher, Roland Resendez, Longoria and Bell.

Almost 7,000 fans watched the state's top Class 4A programs battle for a trip to the state tournament.

The series also pitted the country's top two programs, according to two national polls.