Both teams were 20-2, and Jamestown entered the 4A East Region Semifinal at defending champion Hanover on a twenty-game winning streak.
Jamestown took the lead at 1-0, the Hawks finding a way to scratch a run home in the fifth inning to tie the game at 1-1 and set up the narrative for the rest of the night. A long, tense, exciting night.
Having no clue his relief stint would be eight innings, Antonio Balducci entered in the top of the sixth, kept Jamestown off the scoreboard, even after they loaded the bases in the tenth inning, and kept the Hawks in the game until back to back 13th inning doubles by Brian Sisson and Will Lopez, Sisson accounting for both the tying run in the fifth and the winning run to send Hanover back to the State Tournament for the fifth consecutive year with a 2-1 victory.
CLICK HERE to read our account of the game from the pages of The Herald-Progress and watch the game's final play below!
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