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Mustangs Claim Title with Walk-Off Over McKenzie, 4-3

DISTRICT 11A BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Mustangs Claim Title with Walk-Off Over McKenzie, 4-3

BY BRAD SAM

brad@mckenziebanner.com

McKENZIE (May 10) — The Huntingdon Mustangs are District 11A Baseball Champions after a dramatic, walk-off win Thursday, 4-3 over McKenzie.

The Rebels struck first with a run in the top of the first, but Huntingdon answered in kind in the bottom half. McKenzie regained the lead with a pair in the second. The Mustangs cut the deficit in half with a run in the third, then plated the tying run in the fifth. The game remained tied at 3-3 until the bottom of the seventh, when Hunter Ensley hit a bases-loaded single to drive in the winning run.

Mustang Kade Pearson was 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI. Elijah Wilkerson was 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored. Brandon Lawton was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a stolen base. Bo McLemore was 2-for-3 with a run scored. Javon Pritchard was 1-for-1. Hunter Ensley was 1-for-4 with an RBI. Kelby Pearson was 1-for-3 with a stolen base.

Rebel Tyler Berryman was 2-for-4. Harold Smith was 1-for-3. Tyler Spivey was 0-for-2 with an RBI. Chase Daffron was 0-for-2 with two walks, a run scored and a stolen base. Nathan Eaton was 0-for-1 with a run scored.

Burton Colvett got the start for Huntingdon, allowing three unearned runs on two hits while striking out eight and walking three in six innings. Hunter Hankins pitched the final inning and earned the win, allowing no runs on one hit while striking out one and walking none.

Zach Jarrett took the complete- game loss for McKenzie, allowing four runs (two earned) on ten hits while striking out six and walking one.

Photos by Brad Sam/The Banner

Photos by Brad Sam/The Banner

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