Hampton, VA- Garrett McGowan’s two out three run homerun in the top of the ninth broke a 2-2 tie and powered the Fish Tacos to a 5-2 victory.
Morehead City took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second thanks to a McGowan sacrifice fly and a Colton Becker fielder’s choice.
Starting pitcher Jared Kollar was spectacular on the mound tonight tossing five innings of scoreless baseball and picking up seven strikeouts.
The Pilots tied the game at two in the bottom of the seventh on some clutch two out hitting and things began to look murky for the Fish Tacos.
All night the Fish Tacos had been leaving runners in scoring position and after Ben Miller’s popup with runners on the corners and one away in the ninth Morehead City seemed destined for another squandered opportunity. McGowan had other ideas, hitting a towering moonshot over the right field wall and all but securing victory for the Fish Tacos.
Logan Garza came on for the save in the ninth and extended his scoreless inning streak to 14 and two thirds.
The victory keeps the Fish Tacos tied atop the East Division and they will square off versus Peninsula again on Thursday back at home.