Pats Score Six Runs in the Ninth to Walk Off Lake Sumter

Pats Score Six Runs in the Ninth to Walk Off Lake Sumter

After splitting the first two games of the series with Lake Sumter the College of Central Florida Patriots (26-6, 5-1) had to rally from a five run ninth inning deficit to defeat the Lake Hawks, 10-9. With the bases loaded, two outs and two strikes Kevin Kilpatrick blooped a single to right field scoring Matt Cedarburg with the winning run. Kilpatrick said; "I fought off a couple of nasty sinkers to get behind, but I was able to find a hole to win it for my team." The Pats tied the score at 9 when Miguel Useche singled scoring Jeslyn Whitehead. In the ninth the Pats tallied six runs on eight hits. The Pats had 21 hits on the day with Kilpatrick (4-6, RBI), Whitehead (4-5, 3R, 2 RBI) and Useche (3-5, RBI) leading the way.

Ben Chestnutt (3-0) was the winning pitcher throwing two shutout innings giving up no hits and striking out four.

Head Coach Marty Smith said "The last time a CF team had a six run ninth inning rally was back in the 1997 state tournament."

The Lake Hawks fall to (15-13, 5-4). The Patriots will be back in action on Wednesday, 3:00 PM vs. Webber JV.