Heart of a 'Champion' (photo gallery)

Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 11:56 PM.

"This is the greatest feeling ever," Champion said. "I was ready for it. I was ready to take the ball. This was four years in the making.

"This team has just bonded completely together. It's the greatest team out there now."

Crestview coach Tim Gillis couldn't say enough good things about of Champion's effort.

"He was just awesome," Gillis said. "Every pitch was working for him. I can't say enough for the way he stepped up and got the job done."

The Bulldog defense helped the cause with a pair of double plays. Crestview also came up with a big play at the plate in the second inning when Mosley's Connor Green was thrown out trying to score from second base on a base hit by Jordan Larry.

Bulldog right fielder Justin Rebholz made a perfect throw to cut off man Seth Thomason. Thomason then fired a strike to catcher Austin Armstrong for the out.

The Dolphins (24-3), the No. 1 Class 6A team in the state, looked as if they were going to make short work of things with four-consecutive one-out hits in the first inning. But Mosley only got  one run out of the threat as the inning ended on the first double play.

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