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Northeast Times | August 14, 2022

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NISD: Eaton baseball team wins state championship

NISD: Eaton baseball team wins state championship

Eaton High School’s Eagle baseball team became state champions on Saturday, winning the UIL’s 5A title with a strong season-ending performance.

The Eagles beat the Jackrabbits of Forney High School by a score of 4-1, earning the first team state championship in the school’s short history. This marks the team’s second year of varsity competition and first year with a senior class.

Senior pitcher Riley Taylor was named the MVP of the 5A state championship game, following a dominant complete-game performance that included seven strikeouts.

The Eagles advanced to the state title game following a tense state semifinal against the Panthers of Kingwood Park High School. In that game, which lasted an extra inning, Eaton won 3-2 on a walk-off hit by junior outfielder Colbie Fritchen.

Following the UIL’s championship games, four Eaton players joined Riley on the 5A all-tournament team: junior outfielder Jack Angus, senior second-baseman Sean Klein, senior third-baseman Colby Seltzer and junior catcher Brock Webber.

Eaton High School will move up to the UIL’s 6A classification in 2018-19, competing in athletic districts with Northwest ISD’s other 6A campus, Byron Nelson High School. The school’s athletic schedules for the coming year can be seen at once they have been announced.