Sundown baseball thanks 'Grace of God' for 3 a.m. win - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Sundown baseball thanks 'Grace of God' for 3 a.m. win

With the Burnet field rained out, the game moved to Georgetown. With the Burnet field rained out, the game moved to Georgetown.
Rain made the Burnet field unplayable Saturday night. Rain made the Burnet field unplayable Saturday night.
GEORGETOWN, TX (KCBD) -

It took until 3:11 a.m. Saturday morning, but #2 Sundown beat Winters 9-8 in 10 innings to advance to regionals.

The teams were playing a one-game area round playoff game close to Austin because Sundown had baseball players running in the State Track Meet on Saturday.

Originally, the teams planned to play 7 p.m. Friday night in Burnet, Texas. However, severe weather in the area pushed the start time to 10 p.m. With the field unplayable in Burnet, the game was moved to Georgetown and started at 11:24 p.m.

Winters jumped out on the 2nd-ranked Roughnecks and led 7-1 in the Bottom of the 7th and final inning. But Sundown rose to the occasion to score six runs and tie it. At 1:46 a.m., the game went into extra innings.

In the 9th, Winters went up 8-7 and it looked like the sun would set on Sundown. However, at 2:22 a.m., the Roughnecks got an RBI double to tie and the game continued into the early morning hours...

Finally in the bottom of the 12th, Sundown scored the winning run at 3:11 a.m. to win 9-8 and advance to the next round against the Miles/Ira winner.

Sundown now has some baseball players who need to run at the State Track Meet at noon today.

Sundown Baseball Coach Cory Barnes sent this text on Saturday morning:

"Grace of God last night, because what took place last night is unexplainable. So to Him we give the glory. This team went to work last week using their talents that God gave them to bless others in need and no doubt He was with our boys last night. How else can you explain coming from behind in the bottom of the 7th down 6 to tie and push into extra innings and then winning with a walk off single in the bottom of the 12th with bases loaded at 3:15 a.m.?"

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