The Humboldt/Hartford Gamecocks scored one run in the eighth and two more in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game 11-11 against the Salem Cubs and send the game into extra innings. The Gamecocks then got a run in the bottom of the eleventh for the walk-off win on Thursday, June 2nd. Both teams battled back-and-forth all game long.
Salem scored three runs in the top of the first only to see the Gamecocks scored three in the bottom of the inning on a wild pitch and two-run single by Brandon McKnight. The Cubs took the lead again in the top of the second inning. Humboldt/Hartford tied the game in the bottom of the third on an RBI single by Kyle Bailey.
Both teams traded runs in the fourth inning. Salem took a 6-5 lead after scoring another run in the top of the fifth. The Gamecocks took their first lead of the game with three runs in the bottom of the fifth. Cam Quigley tied the game with a lead-off solo home run. Broc Haldeman had an RBI single, and McKnight had an RBI ground out to give the Gamecocks an 8-6 lead.
The Cubs regained the lead in the top of the sixth with three more runs. They extended their lead to 11-8 with two runs in the top of the seventh. Noah Vettrus drove home a run in the bottom of the eighth inning. Chad Morrison had an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth, and Bailey brought home the tying run with a single. The game remained tied until the bottom of the eleventh.
Landry Knight got on base with a one-out single. Quigley drew a walk, and then Morrison was intentionally walked to load the bases with one out. Knight then scored on a wild pitch to give the Gamecocks the win.
Quigley had three hits, including a double and home run, with an RBI. Bailey had three hits and two RBIs. Morrison had two hits, one a double, and an RBI. Haldeman and Cooper Maras both had two hits and an RBI. McKnight had one hit and three RBIs. Vettrus had a hit and an RBI. Seth Cavanaugh, Adam Hentges, and Knight each had a hit.
Devon Garry pitched four innings allowing five runs, one earned, on three hits and six walks with six strikeouts. Micah Warrington pitched two innings and allowed four runs, three earned, on four hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Knight earned the win pitching five innings allowing two earned runs on two hits and two walks while striking out 12 batters.