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Oak Grove claims 6A state championship

JACKSON, MS (WDAM) -

Starting Pitcher Brandon Maddox gave the warriors their second straight complete game against Madison Central, and ultimately, the biggest win in the program's last five years. Oak Grove defeated the Jags 5-1 Friday night, sweeping the series, and claimed the 6A State Championship, the tenth in the Warriors' history.

"I don't know what to say," said Oak Grove senior third baseman Tyler Odom, "I mean, it's a goal we've been looking for our whole high school careers."

Maddox delivered the final pitch of the game, Jags batter William Miller swung and whiffed, and the celebration began. The warriors stormed from the dugout and hurled themselves into the all-important championship dog-pile on the infield grass.

"I told Drew Standland the pitch before, I bet I can beat you to the mound, to the dog pile," said Odom.

The celebration wasn't certain until after the deciding sixth inning. With one out, the Warriors broke a 1-1 tie and took a 2-1 lead. Oak Grove Junior Mark Worley added insurance runs immediately after, crushing a shot deep to left center, bringing in two more to make the score 4-1. Before the inning ended, Oak Grove put four runs up to blow the game wide open.

Madison Central never threatened after that.

"It's unreal," said Oak Grove Head Coach Chris McCardle, "I'm just so happy for our kids. They've worked so hard over the years...When I first got there, there were a lot of negative things going on. We turned it around, and now we're state champions."

 

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