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Coronado Mustangs Fall to Brazoswood Buccaneers in 2011 Baseball 5A UIL State Championship

The Coronado Mustangs great run  falls short in the 5A UIL State Championship as they come up short against the Brazoswood Buccaneers, 10-3.

The typical high scoring Coronado offense was held to single digits after getting into triple digits for three consecutive games. The Mustangs left 11 runners on base and seven in scoring position. The result was a 10-3 loss at Dell Diamond in Round Rock in the schools first appearance at the 5A state championship since 1996.

The game was a 1 or 2 run game throughout and being as close as 4-3 in the 4th, that is until the 6th inning.  The Buccaneers’ offense scored seven of their 10 runs in the 6th after the Mustangs got two quick outs to start the inning.

The loss doesn’t diminish the Mustangs spectacular run. The Mustangs overcame a second-place finish in District 2-5A behind Amarillo high and series-opening losses in four consecutive playoff rounds; meaning they had to win back to back games against their opponent to advance.

The future for Coronado is uncertain as the Mustangs lose 13 seniors. However, Zance Ancell, underclassmen and designated hitter had this to say about the future of Coronado baseball:

“You’re going to be seeing Coronado next year and for a long time. We’re going to keep coming. This isn’t going to be a one-time thing.”

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