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SW Guilford wins Bobby Murray in 8th inning walk off

Posted April 16

Southwest Guilford beat Corinth Holders 2-1 in eight innings to claim the Bobby Murray Chevrolet High School Baseball Invitational championship on Saturday, Apr. 15, 2017. (Photo By: Nick Stevens/HighSchoolOT.com)

A costly error by Corinth Holders in the bottom of the eighth inning helped to lift Southwest Guilford to a 2-1 win in the championship game of the Bobby Murray Chevrolet High School Baseball Tournament on Saturday night.

The two teams were knotted ta 1-1 for most of the game, and it took an extra inning to decide the outcome.

Corinth Holders struck first. The Pirates loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the first inning. A sacrifice fly by Carson Sakowski scored Eli Dalton, putting Corinth Holders up 1-0 going to the bottom of the first inning.

Southwest Guilford was unable to get any offense going in the first inning, but in the bottom of the second the Cowboys got a score from Kyle Blendinger to tie the game at 1-1.

Each team had opportunities to take leads in the game. Southwest Guilford stranded runners on second and third in the bottom of the fourth, and Corinth Holders left Tate Proctor on third after a triple with two outs put him in scoring position.

Corinth Holders did not score in the top of the eighth inning. It looked as if the game may go to a ninth inning when Mason Chu hit a fly ball to right field, but the catch that would have ended the inning was dropped, giving Southwest Guilford a walk off win.

Southwest Guilford is now 14-3 overall and champions of the Bobby Murray tournament. Corinth Holders falls to 13-2 with the loss.

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