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Walk-off home run propels Bucks to TCCAA series win over Chattanooga State
March 6, 2017
Motlow State sophomore C.J. Brown launched a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Bucks a 5-4 victory over Chattanooga State Saturday afternoon at the Driver Baseball Complex on Motlow's Moore County campus. The dramatic win helped the Bucks take the series from the Tigers 2-1.
Sophomore C.J. Brown slammed a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Motlow State Bucks a 5-4 win over Chattanooga State at the Driver Baseball Complex on Saturday. Brown, who played his prep baseball at Mt. Juliet, helped Motlow successfully begin TCCAA conference play by winning the series 2-1 over the Tigers. Photo by Jeff Reed Photography.
The Bucks (9-12, 2-1) have now won six of their previous seven games. They will host non-conference opponent Lawson State on Tuesday for a noon doubleheader, then step back into TCCAA play with a trip to Cleveland State this weekend.
Motlow started the series strong, beating the Tigers 4-2 in Friday's nine inning contest. Chattanooga State turned the tables in Saturday's first game, winning 4-1, before Brown's dramatic shot won the series for the Bucks.
Bryan Rosario (3-2) pitched outstanding for Motlow in Friday's opener, going seven innings and allowing only six hits and no earned runs. Gavin Bedsole earned his first save by tossing two perfect innings to close the door.
Luke Allison had three hits for Motlow and Zach Ehrhart had a pair of hits and a pair of runs batted in. Jacob Freeland and Colin Guscoff also had two hits each for the Bucks, while Brown had a hit and drove in a run.
Camron Harper (1-5) allowed three earned runs in five innings in Saturday's first game, but Motlow could never get its bats going with only four hits. J.D. Robertson knocked in the only run with a double in the fifth inning. Bedsole was again solid in relief, pitching the final two innings and allowing just one hit and one walk.
Saturday's finale saw the Bucks lead 3-0 after two innings before the Tigers tied it with two runs in the fourth and one in the fifth. Motlow retook the lead with one in the sixth inning, but the Tigers again tied it in the top of seventh, setting the stage for Brown's heroics.
Matt Westberry (1-0) got the win in relief. Jake Fossick started for Motlow, allowing just two hits and no earned runs in five innings. Jase Carvell also pitched an inning, allowing three hits and a run. Freeland also homered for Motlow, while Marlon Nava and Allison had doubles. Freeland drove in two runs with Brown and D'Marcus Guillory adding RBI as well.