The Chipola Indians won their second-straight NJCAA National Championship tonight with a 10-7 victory over Walters State.
CHIPOLA Indians collected 12 hits and Walters State had 12 in the high-scoring affair.
Walters State took an early lead in the second inning. Gilliand homered on a 3-2 count, scoring two runs.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Walters State tied things up at six. Carey hit a solo homer.
Andrew Grogan was the winning pitcher for CHIPOLA Indians. He allowed six hits and three runs over four and two-thirds innings, striking out six and walking zero. Phillip Sanderson and Howell entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.Sanderson recorded the last six outs to earn the save for CHIPOLA Indians.
Alford started the game for Walters State. He allowed four hits and five runs over five innings, striking out five. Lehman and Gillian entered the game from the bullpen, throwing two and a third innings and one and two-thirds innings respectively.
CHIPOLA Indians saw the ball well today, racking up 12 hits in the game. Guzman, Morgan McCullough, Americaan, and Howell all collected multiple hits for CHIPOLA Indians. Guzmanled CHIPOLA Indians with three hits in five at bats.
The Indians finish the year 49-17 with Panhandle Conference, Region VIII/FCSAA, and NJCAA titles.
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