Dunedin Defeats Largo On Walk-Off Single
Dunedin edged district rival Largo by the score of 3-2 on a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning on Monday night. Third basemen Alex Sexton delivered the winning hit with the bases loaded, putting the Falcons (2-1, 1-0) in the early lead of 6A District 9 following the first district action of this young season. The battle was played at the Dunedin Blue Jays stadium, which hosts both minor league and professional spring training games.
Things got off to an interesting start with Dunedin starting pitcher and University of Tampa commit Colton Widdows earning four strikeouts in the first inning, since a passed ball to the leadoff hitter allowed him to reach first base on the error. Widdows was dominant throughout the game, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out nine Packers. But he was given a no-decision for the game as his team won the game on a walk-off bases loaded single.
The winning pitcher for the Falcons was Lake Fisher, who came into the ball game in the seventh inning and made things interesting by allowing the bases to be loaded. He then ended the rally with a strikeout to end the inning and allow his offense a chance to win the game. The Falcons responded by loading the bases before a line drive single by Sexton rolled into the outfield past the diving Packers shortstop to bring home the winning run.
On the other side of the diamond the Packers (0-3, 0-1) sent Josh Bartley to the mound and he didn’t disappoint in going five solid innings. He recorded one strikeout and only allowed two runs to keep his team in the game. Bartley was also walked three times and scored a run to go along with a stolen base. He also provided an offensive spark for his team, who left numerous runners on base in a close game.