Colson Harris erased the bad memories of a sloppy and uncharacteristic night for West Jones defensively with one swing of the bat. In the bottom of the seventh inning and teammate Hayden Bryan on second, the junior slugger lined a deep ball in right-center to give the home team a 4-3 win in walk-off fashion over Region 5-5A and county rival South Jones.
Harris led the Mustangs at the plate with three hits and just the one RBI.
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West Jones trailed 3-1 heading into the sixth inning, despite a no-hit performance on the mound by starting pitcher Dustin Dickerson to that point.
Dickerson tossed the games’ entirety, giving up just two hits in 31 batters faced while striking out eight.
Two Mustang errors in the second and three more in the fourth gave South Jones its three runs without recording a single hit. Luckily for West Jones, it was all the errors they would commit on the night.
Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the sixth, and Harris resting on first base, senior Kris Riley tied the game 3-3 on a rope over the left field wall.
The walk-off by Harris in the bottom of the seventh kept the game from going into extra innings as West Jones remains unbeaten in Region 5-5A. They improve to 15-1 overall and 4-0 in 5-5A.
South Jones falls to 8-6, and 3-1 in Region 5-5A.