Walk-(off) this way: Eagles win twice in final AB on Opening Day
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (January 29, 2016) – Tallahassee Community College's baseball team swept a doubleheader on Opening Day at the First Pitch Classic, hosted by Gulf Coast State College, and won both games in walk-off fashion.
The Eagles defeated NJCAA No. 11 Darton (Ga.) State College, 5-4, in the first game of the day then knocked off No. 5 Chattahoochee Valley (Ala.) Community College, 8-5, in game two.
In the opener, Tallahassee rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh to erase the Cavaliers' 4-3 lead.
Following back-to-back walks to start the inning, a sacrifice bunt advanced both runners into scoring position. North Carolina State University transfer Kyle Cavanaugh, making his Tallahassee debut, brought both runners home with a single to left to give the Eagles the victory.
Cavanaugh finished 1-for-3.
Murrah allowed only one hit and one walk while striking out five.
Against Chattahoochee Valley, it was Ethan Crout who played the role of hero with a three-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh.
Crout finished 2-for-2.
Felix Dieguez (1-0) pitched 2.1 innings in relief to earn the victory.
Deyvid Silva homered in both games, smacking a solo shot against Darton State and a two-run homer against Chattahoochee Valley.
Tallahassee will play the same two teams on Saturday, beginning with a 1:30 p.m. eastern first pitch against Chattahoochee Valley. The Eagles and Cavaliers are slated for a 4:30 p.m. start.