The Calallen Wildcats knocked Victoria East out of the playoffs Friday with an 11-1 victory that was stopped in the fifth inning.
The victory was a near repeat of the Wildcat's overwhelming performance Thursday night, when they took Game One, 22-4.
Calallen pitcher Scott Hill dominated the second game, limiting the Titans to one run for the night.
In the first inning, with Calallen runners on first and second, Tanner Vandevere hit a line drive to first, bringing in Preston Dorsey for Calallen's first run for the night.
At the bottom of the second inning, Titans pitcher Logan Curtis' wild pitch gave Cody Nevilles a chance at third, and a high fly ball to left field, courtesy of Brett Bell, brought Nevilles home, giving Calallen a 2-0 lead in the second.
Christian Cantu hit an infield single for the Wildcats with bases loaded in the third inning, allowing pinch runner Ryan Galvan to score.
In the fourth inning, Dorsey scored on a left field line drive by Wyatt Mathisen, then Tyler Nesloney scored on a single by Vandevere. Chad Vanaman hit a single to load the bases for the Wildcats, which allowed a grounder by Nevilles to bring in Vandevere and Mathisen.
After walking a pair of Wildcats back to back, Titan pitcher Hutter Perkins was replaced by Troy McIntosh in the fifth inning. With the bases loaded, Vandevere hit a line drive up center field to bring Nesloney and Dorsey home to make the score 11-1.
The game was called in the fifth inning due to the 10-run rule.
"There pitchers weren't throwing a whole lot of strikes,” Calallen head baseball coach Steve Chapman said. “They were putting a lot of people on base, and any time you do that, you put your defense in a bind. It helped us out a lot."
Chapman said he feels his team is where they need to be in order to succeed at this level of play. He said the Wildcats had good practices throughout the week and it showed in their performances Thursday and Friday.
Calallen will play the winner of San Antonio Burbank and Rio Grande City, who played their first game Friday night, with a double header scheduled for Saturday.