Tates Creek scored twice in the fifth inning to break a tie and held off McCracken County 4-2 to win the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament. It’s the Commodores’ first state championship since 1986.
McCracken County scored twice in the first inning to take an early lead after Logan Verble and Brandon Dodd each drove in runs. But the Mustangs were never able to cash in again. McCracken stranded nine runners during the game, and were just 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position.
The Mustangs brought the go-ahead run to the plate in the 7th inning, but Dodd grounded into a 4-6-3 double play to end the game. McCracken County ends the season with a record of 33-8. Head coach Geno Miller also coached his last game after accepting the Athletics Director position at McCracken County High School. Miller won eight Region 1 championships at McCracken and Lone Oak, including the last seven.