Chipola took Tuesday's game in dramatic fashion, with a 9-8 walk-off victory over Santa Fe. The game was tied at eight with CHIPOLA Indians batting in the bottom of the ninth when David Meadows singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
Both pitching staffs had their hands full, frequently dealing with runners on base. CHIPOLA Indians collected 14 hits and Santa Fe had 13.
McKinley was on the mound for Santa Fe. He surrendered two runs on five hits over two and two-thirds innings, striking out one and walking one. Hemenway and Mathes entered the game as relief, throwing five and a third innings and two-thirds of an inning respectively.
CHIPOLA Indians racked up 14 hits in the game. Morgan McCullough, Austin Bates, Guzman, and Urbaez all managed multiple hits for CHIPOLA Indians. Bates and McCullough each collected three hits to lead CHIPOLA Indians. CHIPOLA Indians didn't commit a single error in the field. Guzman had the most chances in the field with 11.
The Indians will now face Hillsborough in the championship game at 3:06 p.m. EST/2:06 p.m. CST. Chipola can secure the title with one win. Hillsborough would have to beat the Indians twice to win it due to the double elimination rule.
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