Gators take wild one from Freeport

Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 11:24 PM.

With the game tied 8-8, Freeport coach Shaun Arntz elected to intentionally walk Garrett Sanders to load the bases and bring Nixon back to the plate.

Before Nixon had a chance to try and deliver the winning hit Simmons threw the wild pitch allowing Austin Davis to score the game winning.

In the early going it was all Freeport (3-4, 2-3) as the Bulldogs took advantage of Baker mistakes to score five unearned runs.

The big blow of the game for the Bulldogs was a 2-run homer by Dakota Davis in the top of the third that pushed the Freeport lead to 2-0.

But a single by Austin Davis and a triple off the bat of Adam Crowson cut the Bulldog lead to 3-1 before Crowson scored on a wild pitch to pull the Gators to within  a run at the end of three.

Freeport added a run in the fourth, three in the fifth and another run in the sixth.

Baker stayed within striking distance scoring two in the sixth inning to set up the madcap finish.

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