The Walk Off is Alive and Well
The walk off is one of the most exciting plays in baseball, when a player changes both the score and the outcome with one swing of the bat.
In Sox baseball, the Fall has started out with a couple of these thrilling hits:
Sunday, September 10 - The 13U Sox team coached by Avery Johnson found themselves behind in the quarterfinal game 5-3 in the bottom of the 4th inning, and the clock down to 2 minutes against the Jackson Bombers. The Sox worked to a bases loaded situation with 2 outs when Caleb Carter came to bat, driving the 2nd pitch over the 300 foot fence and carrying his Sox to victory. He also won the game on the mound, pitching 2/3 of an inning.
Sunday, September 17 - The 14U Sox team coached by Blaine Adams were down 9-8 in the bottom of the fourth. Collin Stringer reached base on a single, and Austin Green walked after a pitching change, setting the stage for the dramatic. Jeremiah Newman came to bat and worked to a 3-1 count before crushing a fastball over the center field fence for a walk off 11-9 win. The Sox went on to win the tournament.