NORWICH – Down 4-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Norwich Purple Tornado baseball team was looking at another potential loss on Monday night against Chenango Valley.
“It was fun and it was exciting. We got on them early and then they chipped away, but we held on,” said Norwich head coach Rich Turnbull. “They scored in the seventh and took the lead. This is the second year in a row we have had a walk-off against them (Chenango Valley).”
After walking both Marcus Cashman and JT Vinal, the duo would advance a base after some solid base-running and awareness.
“They got a got on walk, advanced on a fielders choice. Then hit an RBI single to center field to score,” said coach Turnbull of the CV score to take the lead late in the seventh. “First two guys got walked, that was Marcus on first and JT on second. Then next thing we know there was a ball in the dirt, the catcher thought it got by him but it was right below him. JT had an unbelievable read on the play and JT advanced to third. It was a great play by JT. It was heads up base running.”