Indians Score Five in Bottom of the Ninth to Top Saints

Indians Score Five in Bottom of the Ninth to Top Saints

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.

In the first inning, CHIPOLA Indians got their offense started. CHIPOLA Indians scored one run when Max Guzman singled.

Santa Fe scored three runs in the third inning. Santa Fe big bats were led by Eyster and Westbrook, all driving in runs in the frame.

Chase Forester led the CHIPOLA Indians to victory on the pitcher's mound. He lasted one inning, allowing three hits and two runs. Christian Collazo threw four innings in relief out of the bullpen.

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.

Jack Dellinger started the game for CHIPOLA Indians. He went four innings, allowing five runs on nine hits, striking out three and walking one

CHIPOLA Indians socked one home run on the day. Francisco Urbaez went yard in the ninth inning.

CHIPOLA Indians racked up 14 hits in the game. Morgan McCulloughAustin BatesGuzman, and Urbaez all managed multiple hits for CHIPOLA IndiansBates and McCullough each collected three hits to lead CHIPOLA IndiansCHIPOLA Indians didn't commit a single error in the field. Guzman had the most chances in the field with 11.

Santa Fe scattered 13 hits in the game. EysterMathesNavarrete, and Biederer each collected multiple hits for Santa Fe. Eyster went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead Santa Fe in hits.

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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