Barbers Hill stuns Friendswood, punches ticket to UIL State Tournament

Barbers Hill stuns Friendswood, punches ticket to UIL State Tournament
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HOUSTON - Heading into its series against Barbers Hill on Wednesday, Friendswood had lost just one game out of its previous 31.

The Eagles, which had never been past the Regional Semifinals previous to this year, were looking to do something to Friendswood that no other team had been able to in 2021 - beat them twice.

On Thursday, after dodging weather and sitting through multiple lightning delays the night before in an 8-2 victory, Barbers Hill capped a series sweep of Friendswood with a 5-2 victory at University of Houston's Schroeder Park.

The win improved Barbers Hill to 26-9 overall and propelled the Eagles to the program's first-ever UIL State Baseball Tournament.

In the playoffs, Barbers Hill has defeated Manvel (10-1, 2-5, 7-6), Foster (6-2, 7-3), Santa Fe (3-0, 2-7, 12-3), Lake Creek (12-3, 6-2) and now Friendswood (8-2, 5-2).

It has been a busy few weeks for Barbers Hill High School as last week the softball team won the Region III-5A Championship to punch its ticket to its fourth UIL State Tournament. The softball team is slated to play in its state semifinal on Friday, while the baseball will make the trip to Round Rock's Dell Diamond next Friday for its state semi.