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The game had the makings of the next blockbuster movie. Back and forth scoring, leads changing hands constantly, an injury to a huge part of a team, a home run, and a walkoff win. This game was anything except normal. A combined 25 runs and 23 hits between the two teams. Pitching about as sharp as a dull knife, not even Nolan Ryan could’ve stopped these bats that day in May.

Harding raced out to an early 2-0 over Humboldt only to see the lead vanish over the next two innings; surrendering 5 unanswered runs. In the bottom of the 3rd, the Knights got the bases loaded and came through with scoring 3 runs to tie the game at 5. In the top of the 4th the Hawks scored on a HBP(Hit by pitch) to gain another slight advantage at 6-5. In the bottom half of the 4th, Wasmundt and Alonzo doubled runs home and Holmstrom had an rbi single to take an 8-6 lead into the 5th.

With the rate of scoring that was going on, Harding could’ve won this game by a landslide, but the last few innings said otherwise. Sloppy pitching by the Knights and porous defense triggered another tie game at 8 apiece in the top of the 5th. The perseverance didn’t stop for the Knights as they tallied 3 runs in the bottom half of the inning thanks in large part to 2 walks and 3 hits.

Just when Harding thought their lead was safe, they had another rough inning defensively surrendering 4 more runs giving up their 3 run lead. A total of 4 walks, a fielders choice, an error, and 1 hit led to the carnage. Mercifully the next inning and a half were very quiet for both teams as no hits were allowed by both sides and Humboldt had a 12-11 lead entering the bottom of the 7th.

Stephen Wilson of the Hawks was shutting the bats down for the Knights as he started getting comfortable. That was until he had set down Anthony Pacheco and Nate Charest on strikes. The last hope of at least tying…...

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