Exciting Finish Gives Punchers Win Over Freer In Area Play-Offs, Kenedy Next in Regional Quarterfinal

It was one of those classic scenarios — the bottom of the 7th inning, your team is behind 4-2, two outs, the bases are loaded.  That was the situation the Mason Punchers were in Saturday night in Game 2 of their Area Play-Off game against Freer.

The Punchers won Game 1 of the best two-out-of-three series with a 6-3 win over Freer earlier Saturday evening.

But, Game 2 was different.  Freer scored two runs in the 2nd inning, and added another run in the 3rd to take a 3-0 lead over the Punchers.  Mason got its first run of the game in the 4th.  And, Freer added another run of its own to make it a 4-1 game in the 4th.  The score stayed 4-1 through the 5th and 6th innings, and through the top of the 7th.

Down 4-1 in the bottom of the 7th, Mason first put a single run across the plate to make it a 4-2 game.  With two out, the Punchers then  loaded the bases to set up the classic finish — a base hit into left field that emptied the bases and gave the Punchers a  5-4 win over Freer and the Area Play-Off Championship.

Next up for the Mason Punchers will be the Regional Quarterfinals  where they will face Kenedy. Game 1 will be Thursday at 7pm. Game 2 will be Friday at 7pm. Game 3, if needed, will be played Saturday at 12pm. All games will be played at Davenport High School in San Antonio.

And, KNEL will be there with LIVE play-by-play coverage with Justin Fisher on 95.3 KNEL-FM and On-Line at KNELRadio.com.