NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WTVM) - A five-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning gave West Georgia a 10-9 win over Paris, Tex. in the championship game of the Dixie Majors World Series played on Wednesday in North Charleston, S.C.
West Georgia trailed 9-5 going into the final inning, but a walk, a single and a hit batsman loaded the bases. A pair of bases loaded walks cut the deficit to 9-7. Nick Watford hit a grounder that looked like a possible game-ending double play, but the shortstop booted it and two runs scored to tie the game. The very next pitch was a fastball in the dirt that went to the backstop, allowing Cole Thompson to score the winning run.
West Georgia trailed the entire game. The Texas state champs scored a run in the first and two more in the third to take a 3-0.
West Georgia came back with a run in the third, two in the fourth and two more in the fifth to move to within one run at 6-5.
A three-run top of the seventh set the stage for the final inning heroics.
The World Series title is the first for a program that was established just two years ago.