BRYAN, Texas – Brazoswood High completed an undefeated 6-0 run through the NFCA Texas High School Leadoff Classic on Saturday night to cap the 27th edition of the long-running event, which took place Feb. 16-18 in neighboring Bryan and College Station. , Texas.
The Bucs defeated Clear Springs High 12-9 in the championship game at Travis Midtown Park to win the gold crown after defeating Cypress Bridgeland in the semifinals (5-1) and the Chargers advanced to the final. 2-1 win over Humble Kingwood.
Brazoswood beat Pasadena Memorial 13-0 and Houston Cypress Woods 5-0 on Friday, and opened the slate Thursday with a 10-6 win over San Antonio Cornerstone and a 4-1 win over Houston Langham Creek. Clear Springs’ perfect run to the finals included wins over North West Eaton (6-0), Cline (17-2), Midland (15-1) and Waco Midway (6-5).
Meanwhile, Midland was the gold consolation winner, going 4-2 for the tournament and defeating the Pasadena Dobies 4-2 in the third-place game. Plano East captured the silver lining with a 4-2 victory over Lucas Lovejoy and won five of its six contests, dropping only its opener, 3-1, to Cypress Woods.
A total of 60 teams competed in the tournament, which was rebranded several years ago from the Bryan-College Station Tournament as part of the NFCA High School Tournament Endorsement Program. Thirty-two teams competed in the bracket championship division, and 28 played in a round-robin tournament. All 60 teams played two games on each of the three days, spread over 12 fields and six sites. Last season, 56 out of 60 participants qualified for the playoffs.
The four high school sites are Bryan High, Rudder High, A&M Consolidated High and College Station High, with games also contested at Travis Midtown Park and Veterans Park.
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