There will be a new state baseball champion in TAPPS Class 3A this season.
Colleyville Covenant Christian Academy made sure of that on Tuesday afternoon at Herrington Field in Bullard by disposing of Brook Hill's Guard, 10-1.
The Guard were looking for their fourth-straight state championship.
The Cougars (25-12) will advance to play Fort Worth Temple Christian, while Brook Hill ends the year with a record of 16-8 under first year head coach, Brock Lemire.
Covenant Christian's Justin Garcia kept the Guardsman guessing at the plate all day.
Garcia allowed just one run on four hits while mixing his pitches up effectively to fan 14 Brook Hill batters.
Garcia was the winning pitcher of record after going the distance on the hump for the Cougars.
Clayton Engel, Daniel Priddy andRyan Cox handled the mound chores for the Guard, with Engel striking out six.
Seth Brasher led Brook Hill at the plate with a 2 for 3 game.
Covenant Christian scored twice in the third inning to take command early, but Brook Hill came back and plated a run in the home half of the third.
The Cougars, who tallied 14 hits to Brook Hill's five, saved their best for last, scoring three runs in the sixth inning and five more in the seventh.
Despite the loss, the future looks bright for Guard baseball, with the team scheduled to lose just one senior to graduation.