The Boyd baseball team won in walk-off fashion Tuesday night, 2-1, as the Broncos defeated the Grundy County Yellow Jackets in a game that didn’t see much offense until the end.
The Broncos were led by a strong performance by Brady McCormack, who went 2-for-2 with two singles. Jace Brantley earned the win for the Broncos in relief, going two innings and striking out five Yellow Jackets.
Both teams went down in order in the first inning, to keep the score 0-0 going into the second inning. When the Yellow Jackets failed to score in the top of the inning, the Broncos took advantage in the bottom half of the second, when Nate Newby scored on a passed ball, making it 1-0 going into the third in favor of the Broncos.
The Yellow Jackets answered the run scored by the Broncos with one of their own, thanks to a RBI single to tie the game 1-1 heading into the bottom of the third. Boyd failed to capitalize on the opportunity to take the lead in the bottom half of the inning. The game remained 1-1 going into the fourth.
Jace Brantley came on in relief of starting pitcher Isaiah Owens in the top of the fourth and struck out the Yellow jackets in order to keep the game tied going into the bottom of the fourth. The Broncos didn’t score a run in the bottom of the inning, and neither did the Yellow Jackets in the top of the fifth and final inning. The Broncos had one more chance to win it in the bottom of the fifth and they produced.
Jalyn Mart led the inning off with a double, and advanced to third on an error by the Yellow Jackets. Branson Wells followed with a game-winning triple to end the game and secure the win for the Broncos, keeping their undefeated streak alive.
The Broncos will be back in action today as they play host to Franklin North. First pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.