HoCo baseball now one win away from first state title

FAYETTEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Both games featured humongous comebacks.

Houston County met up with Whitewater, looking to claim the school’s first baseball state title. The Bears jumped out to a 5-1 lead in Game 1 before Whitewater tied it up in the bottom of the sixth inning.  HoCo’s Jake Fromm put the Bears back ahead, 6-5, in the top of the seventh before the Wildcats struck again in the bottom of the inning.

With two men on, Taylor Turner launched a ball over the left field foul pole.  Some said it was fair, some said it was foul.  After the umpires met to discuss it, they called it a home run.  Whitewater walked off with Game 1, 8-6.

In Game 2, the Wildcats jumped out to a 6-0 lead before the Bears stormed back.

Knowing another loss meant their season was over, the Bears forced extra innings before a walk-off single by Justin Jones in the bottom of the ninth gave the Bears the 8-6 win.

Game 3 is in Fayetteville Tuesday at 2.

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