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Tigers walk off with win vs. Odessa

April 13, 2017 – Headed into the bottom of the seventh inning, the Tigers needed something to happen and had the bottom of the order due up to do so.

After a fly out began the inning, things looked bleak but three hits and a Bulldogs error allowed the Tigers to tie, and eventually win the game, on a two-out game-winning walk-off single from sophomore center fielder Marco Martin.

“That was a pretty cool experience,” Martin said. “I knew I needed to get it done and I got it done. It was great to have my teammates there to celebrate with me.”

The Tigers’ seventh inning rally started with a one-out double from senior second baseman Conner Creason, who scored when freshman Ryan Nedblake hit a sharp groundball to second base which squirted by the second baseman and into shallow right field.

“I knew a ball on the ground, I was going no matter what,” Creason said. “When I got to third I checked and saw the second baseman missed it and (Tigers coach Aaron) Holst sent me. It felt awesome.”

Read the rest of this story in the Friday, April 14 issue of the Standard

-Bryce Mereness


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