BIC claims regional title with 5-4 win over Sloan Hendrix

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Buffalo Island Central Mustangs, Regional Baseball Champions.

Andrew McFarlin scampered home with the winning run on a Sloan Hendrix throwing erroring in the bottom of the seventh inning, giving the BIC Mustangs a thrilling 5-4 victory in the finals of the 2A Regional Baseball Championship Monday afternoon at Palestine. It was the second regional title in school history.

BIC got on the scoreboard first with a run in the bottom of the second, and tacked on three more tallies in the fourth to go ahead 4-0. The Greyhounds rallied, scoring four times in the top of the sixth to square the game at 4-4. In the bottom of the seventh, McFarlin led off with a two-base hit. Chayse Carmichael then laid down a bunt to move McFarlin to third, but Sloan Hendrix overthrew first base, allowing McFarlin to score the walk-off game winning run.

Gavin Gathright picked up the win in relief, working an inning and a third of no-hit, no-run ball. Carmichael pitched the first five and 2/3 innings for the Mustangs, allowing four runs, two earned. Carmichael surrendered just three hits while fanning three and walking four.

Canon Walling led a 13-hit Mustang attack with four singles and a run scored. McFarlin went 3-4 with a pair of singles, a double, two RBI and a run scored. Bryce Towery singled twice, drove in a run, and scored once. Kaleb Dublin and Carmichael both delivered RBI singles while Logan Harrison cracked a double and scored once. Dax Hurst laced a single while Chanse Rose scored a run.

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