Crusaders win conference baseball crown
First Baptist defeated OakTree and Summit Tuesday to win the baseball championship of the Seven Cities Athletic Conference on First Baptist’s home field off King’s Fork Road.
Summit and First Baptist defeated OakTree to set up the final game between the Eagles from Yorktown and the Crusaders.
In a five-inning game, First Baptist allowed two runs in the top of the fifth to fall behind 5-4 before rallying with two runs in the bottom of the fifth to win 6-5.
Colby Toler got the win on the mound, allowing five hits and striking out 10.
Summit’s Andrew Stein pitched the final and hit four home runs in the doubleheader, two in each game. Stein’s two-run homer gave the Eagles the lead in the fifth inning. For his pitching and homers, Stein was named tournament MVP.
First Baptist slugged its way back in front. Wes Hughes hit a solo home run to tie the game. Luki Ognibene doubled to the right-center field fence and Zack Repko drove in Ognibene on a line drive down the left field line.
Ognibene was 2-for-3 with two runs. Hughes also added two hits. Noah Fagan had two RBI.