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Baseball: Guard surpass Dallas-Shelton in 8 innings

Mar. 16—DALLAS — Heads-up base running by Levi Visser, who scored the winning run in the top of the eighth inning, was key in Brook Hill's 7-6 victory over Dallas-Shelton School Friday.

With the game knotted 6-6 to start the bonus inning, Visser led off the frame by getting aboard on an error by the Shelton shortstop. He then advanced into scoring position by stealing second base.

Visser then moved over to third on an infield ground out by Tommy Hilliard.

Visser didn't stay on third base long, as he soon jetted across the dish, scoring on a passed ball, which turned out to be the winning run for the Guard (8-1, 2-0).

Cooper Schock, who belted a pair of doubles, went 3-5 at the dish to lead the Guard.

Samuel Williams also had three hits, which was highlighted by a triple.

Visser collected a couple of hits in three official trips to the plate and added an RBI while Ben Braatz drove in a run on a base knock.

Visser earned the win on the hill by pitching 5.2 innings of relief and giving up three earned runs on three hits. He fanned three and walked one.

District play will continue at 6 p.m. Tuesday when the Guard return to the Metroplex to face Carrollton-Prince of Peace.