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Texas A&M commits lead Flower Mound past Pearland in Texas (UIL) 6A state baseball championship

Pearland leaves bases loaded; Flower Mound holds on to hoist 6A high school trophy

For the first time since 2014, Flower Mound hoisted the Texas (UIL) state 6A baseball championship trophy. 

The Jaguars escaped loaded bases in the top of the seventh to preserve a 6-4 win over Pearland at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock and were fueled offensively by two big home runs from a pair of Texas A&M commits. 

Junior Texas A&M commit Adrian Rodriguez sent a two-run home run over the left field wall in the bottom of the third and fellow A&M commit Sam Erickson sent added another two-run shot to give Flower Mound insurance runs to pad its lead late.

In total, Pearland left 11 runners on base.

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Turns out, they weren't needed — only a cherry on top of a Jaguars 6-4 win.

Flower Mound and Pearland traded two runs apiece in the opening two innings. Then Flower Mound designated hitter and Texas A&M commit Adrian Rodriguez goes yard left-center, scoring two.

Pearland hasn't won state in 43 years.

Read the full game story from SBLive's Buck Ringgold here. Click here for a full photo gallery from SBLive's Andrew McCulloch.

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