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April 7, 2014

NEW WAVERLY BASEBALL — Bulldogs outlast Centerville in 5-4 win

NEW WAVERLY — The two District 24-2A heavyweights traded blows until the very end of Monday night’s game.

Going into the match tied in the district standings, one team had to separate itself.

It turned out to be the Bulldogs, who took a 5-4 victory over Centerville on a walkoff ground ball by Billy Wilkie.

“True character is going to come out when you play a game like that,” New Waverly head coach Chase Ledyard said. “That’s what makes you love the game. I couldn’t be more proud of my guys. They played well.”

New Waverly went into the bottom half of the seventh inning with the score tied at four runs apiece and a chance to win it with just one run scored.

Junior second baseman Chaz Jackson led off the inning with a hard hit double down the right field line.

Third baseman Marshall Goodwin followed it up with a bunt single to put runners on the corners for Colton Herzog, who was walked intentionally.

Goodwin, who went 2-for-4 on the night, called timeout during as at bat, just as Centerville pitcher Cade Harris led into his wind-up.

The senior wanted to give it a good swing, but Ledyard was looking for Goodwin to bunt Jackson over to third.

The result could not have been any better for the Bulldogs,

“I gave the signal to him again because he wanted to hit,” Ledyard said. “He’d been hitting really well but at that point and time you’ve got somebody on second, a tie game. He drops a bunt and not only does he drop a bunt, he drops it for a hit.”

Goodwin plated the Dogs’ first run on a fielder’s choice groundout in the first inning.

Centerville responded with a pair of runs in the top half of the second inning and added to its lead with another score in the third.

New Waverly took the lead with a three-run fifth inning, which saw R.C. Wilkerson drop a blooper in centerfield to score Adam Postel.

But the Tigers tied it up in the with an infield RBI single.

“It was back and forth the whole game,” said New Waverly pitcher Troy Roberts, who struck out 10 Centerville batters, including all three in the seventh inning. “We’d play good, they’d play better and then we’d play better. It just came down to the end and we had some guys come in clutch in the last inning.”

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