Submitted by Wayne Money
It took nine innings Thursday night, but the Cowboys prevailed over the Berrien Rebels in the second round of the Valdosta Invitational Tournament. Madison improved its record to 3 and 1 with the 5 – 4 victory and play again Saturday, February 25 at 4:00pm against the Houston County Bears in the same Valdosta Tournament. The Cowboys jumped out to an early 2 to nothing lead against the undefeated Rebels but found themselves trailing in the bottom of the fifth 4 to 2. However, as was the case Wednesday night, they battled hard knotting the score at 4 at the end of regulation. The game was then dominated by pitching until the bottom of the ninth when the Cowboys pushed a run across for the well deserved victory.
As a team, the Cowboys racked up ten hits and five free passes. Heath Carroll and DJ McKnight led the way with three hits and two RBI’s each, and Jake Latner, Jarrod Burns, Aaron Brown, and Zack Money pitched in with a hit apiece. Winning pitcher Aaron Brown pitched four shutout innings in relief of Zack Money who on the night had nine strikeouts in five innings pitched.
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