GREAT BEND — Little River must beat a legend tonight to win its first-ever state baseball championship.
The Redskins used some late-game heroics to defeat Troy 7-2 this afternoon to advance to tonight’s Class 2-1A state championship game.
Down 2-1 after four innings, the Redskins scored three runs in the fifth, a singleton in the sixth and two in the seventh.
Little River now plays mighty Pittsburg Colgan tonight at 6:30 for the championship. The Panthers were the Class 3A champions last year and have won 17 state titles overall.
Cordell Moore was the man of the hour for Little River. Not only did he homer and single, good for four RBIs, but he pitched the first four innings before turning things over to ace Tevin Renken. Arguably Class 2-1A’s best pitcher, he retired all nine of the batters he faced, eight via the strikeout.
Renken added two hits as did Grant Harvey and Jeb Sauer, as the Redskins totaled 10 in the game.