Posted: Jul 19, 2012 6:22 PM by Andrew Masuda
Updated: Jul 19, 2012 6:34 PM
Keegan Dale hit a game-winning single to score Tanner Witt to deliver a thrilling 10-9 walk-off win in the bottom of the thirteenth inning for the Blues over their rivals from Santa Barbara on Thursday at Sinsheimer Stadium.
Play resumed at 6pm after the game was suspended Wednesday night after 4 hours and 40 minutes of action. The city of San Luis Obispo has an ordinance that required the stadium lights to go off by 11pm.
San Luis Obispo improved to 16-8 in California Collegiate League play and 27-12 overall. The Blues extended their lead in the standings to 1.5 games over Santa Barbara.
The Blues overcame deficits of 3-0 in the first, 8-5 in the fifth and 9-6 in the eighth innings before taking their first lead of the game on the last play of the game.
Austin Grishman hit a two-out, game-tying single in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie the game 9-9 and send it to extra innings.
The Blues recorded 19 hits in the game led by 5 from Nick Flair. Grisham and Dale had 3 hits apiece.
Rich Sanguinetti led the Foresters with 4 hits and 4 RBI. Three others added 2 hits apiece for Santa Barbara, which dropped to 14-9 in CCL play and 24-13 overall.
Tune in to KSBY News at 10pm and 11pm for the walk-off hit and celebration, as well as highlghts from the series finale that is scheduled to begin around 7 pm.
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