The Coleman Bluecats took Forsan into extra innings to win Game 1 of the Area Championship series Saturday. The Bluecats got three runs in the top of the 9th to go up 8-5 and that was the final score with a three up, three out final at-bat for Forsan.
Haiden Hale hit a sacrifice bunt in the top of the 9th, scoring Jadin Jackson and Ryland Gentry, but Hale was safe on first on a throwing error. Blaze Hronek then got a base hit past Forsan's shortstop, scoring Hale. Coleman was up 8-5 when the top of the 9th was over.
Ryland Gentry is credited with the victory, finishing the final 2 innings, allowing zero runs on one hit. Jorge Salas started the game lasting 7 innings, allowing four hits and five runs while striking out nine. (STATS ATTACHED)
The Bluecats will now play Forsan in Game 2 at the Hardin Simmons field. The game should begin around 4:15-4:30 - LISTEN on KOXE.com for Brock Bouldin's play by play.