Gunner Massey was walked in between LaGrone and John Kiebler getting hit by pitches. That loaded the bases for Jaylen Seay, who took a 1-2 pitch to left and scored pinch-runner Paul McKnight. With the bases still loaded, Josh Hutcheson grounded a 2-2 pitch to third. Hare made this error as Massey and Kiebler crossed with the tying runs.
John Kiebler followed all that by flying out to Mowder to left. It was deep enough to score Seay with the go-ahead run. The Tornado still wanted some insurance and got it with Gage Griggs drilling the ball deep to left. Mowder could not get to this one as Hutcheson scored to make it 8-6, Tilghman, with Griggs reaching second for the double.
The Tornado got their final runs on an RBI single from West, who later stole home on a double steal. The title was in sight as CAL had one on with two out in the seventh. However, McNair singled to right to score Pohlman with the final run. Hare then grounded to short, where Griggs got the ball to Seay at second for the championship out.
West finished the game 2-for-4 with two RBI with Hutcheson bringing three runs in, including an RBI single in the fourth. LaGrone got the win by getting three of the final five outs on strikes.
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Paducah Tilghman 101 107 x 10 7 1
WP: LaGrone. LP: McCarty
2B: C-Griggs. 3B: none. HR: none. Top hitters: C-Perdue 2-3, McNair 2-4 (RBI), Hare 3-4 (RBI), Mowder 2-4 (2 RBI), Pohlman 3-3; T-East 2-4 (RBI), West 2-4 (2 RBI), Hutcheson 1-3 (3 RBI). Record: Tilghman 15-0.