Greenbrier’s bid for a 5A baseball title came to an end Monday afternoon with a 3-1 loss to Magnolia in the state semifinal at Rogers.
Magnolia scored all three of its runs in the second inning, taking advantage of two errors.
“Heck of a game,” Greenbrier coach Terry May said. “We had our chances. We loaded the bases with no outs in the fourth and just got one run out of it.”
Scott Cabin’s bases-loaded sacrifice fly drove in Colt Talley with the Panthers’ only run.
“We just couldn’t get the big hit after that inning,” May said. “They made a couple of plays in running down some things we hit in the gap.”
Matt Burgess went seven innings for the Panthers, allowing only four hits.
“We just got an outstanding pitching job when we needed it,” said May.
Greenbrier, the runner-up in 5A-West, finished 17-9.
“I’m proud of the guys and how they came around,” said May. “We had some adversity but we really came on the last two weeks and played some good baseball.”