The Honeybees season came to a close Saturday afternoon in Grafor as they fell to Burkburnett in game two of a three game series 4-0.
Burkburnett got on the scoreboard thanks to back-to-back doubles and a fielder’s choice in the fourth inning after three scoreless innings by the Bees defense.
The Bulldogs added another run in the fifth after loading the bases, but the Stephenville defense and pitching managed the threat and held Burkburnett to only a three run lead.
The Bees best chance to make to an impact came in the sixth when they managed to load the bases with one out, but a strikeout and a ground out lead to another zero on the scoreboard.
The Bees made solid contact on the Bulldog pitcher throughout the game, but a timely hit never came to the plate.
Burkburnett managed to add one more insurance run in the seventh and also retire Stephenville’s last three outs to knock the Bees out of the playoffs.
Bees pitcher Julia Flores had a good game on the mound registering eight strikeouts and throwing 18 first pitch strikes. She also led Stephenville with two hits. Also, adding another two hits was Morgan Diciccio.
“It was a good year and we had a young team,” said Stephenville head coach Rus Mayes. “You hate it for Varnado who was the lone senior, we would have liked to have played a bit longer for her. We took on a team who has gone deep into the state playoffs these last few years and I’m proud of how the team played. I’m proud of the direction we’re ultimately headed. The future for this team is bright.”