Tracy walk-off single does it for Post 23

Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Shelbyville's Connor Tracy slams the game-winning base hit to life Post 23 past visiting Manchester on Monday at Central High. (T-G Photo by Danny Parker)

Connor Tracy made sure all those in attendance didn't have to hover around the concession stand any longer than they had to already in hopes of avoiding the rain after the Shelbyville American Legion catcher banged a walk-off single to right-center field that capped a ninth-inning rally to give Post 23 a 5-4 win over visiting Manchester.

Drew Turner reached via error to open up the ninth. Chase Johnson and Wesley Tobitt followed with singles. Stephon Ransom and Ben Jones were both plunked by pitches with the bases loaded to drive home a run apiece. Tracy followed with the game-winner to plate Tobitt.

Drew Owen picked up the 'W' with some fance relief work on the hill. (T-G Photo by Danny Parker)

Drew Owen followed Hunter Bates on the mound and picked up the victory. Owen retired the final five batters he faced in order.

Johnson, Bryant Prater and Jordan Cooper led the 11-hit attack for Post 23 with a pair of base knocks each.

These same two teams square off again on Wednesday afternoon at 5 in Manchester.