Chipola (47-9) took the lead for good in the eighth inning to capture a back-and-forth game from Florence-Darlington by an 11-7 score on Tuesday.
Both offenses were strong at the plate as Chipola collected ten hits and Florence-Darlington ten.
In the bottom of the seventh inning, Florence-Darlington tied things up at seven.
A wild pitch by Junior Harding scored one run for Florence-Darlington .
Harding (3-1) earned the win. He went four innings in relief, giving up one run, two hits, and striking out eight.
Home runs for Chipola Indians came when Jose Caballero homered in the seventh inning to put the Indians ahead 7-6, Andrew Bechtold homered in the fourth inning, and Chris Clayton homered in the eighth inning to extend the lead.
Chipola will play tomorrow in another elimination game versus the loser of a winner's bracket game between San Jacinto and McLennan. Game time is scheduled for 3pm MST at Suplizio Field.
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