Said gambler would have been wrong, too, Wednesday.
Already leading Pontotoc by three runs, Lafayette shortstop Josh Keel hit a hard shot past the third baseman. The rising senior hustled around the bases and beat the relay throw home on a bang-bang play, highlighting an error-filled 9-2 victory.
The Commodores’ 3-0 run through the single-elimination portion of the NEMCABB Tournament secured their second consecutive championship.
Assistant coach Josh Reagan joked that he gave Keel a hard time for showing up Buford, the resident speedster on the team.
Keel admitted he even surprised himself.