ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Just two wins away from it's first SIAC championship in three years the Albany State baseball team would get all it could handle from Benedict College Friday afternoon at Paul Eames Park.
The Golden Rams trailed 10-8 in the bottom of the 9th. A sacrifice fly ball from De'Marcus Price would tie the game at 10 and extend the game to a 10th inning.
In the top of the 10th Benedict would put two more runs on the board to take a 12-10 lead into the bottom of the 10th.
Albany State refused to go away.
The Rams trailed by just one run when Robert Harris hit a walk off base hit with the bases loaded giving the Rams a 13-12 victory.
Benedict appealed a 9th inning call stating that Albany State interfered by gathering at home plate in the middle of play.
Interfereance was never called. The SIAC first granted the appeal before denying it.
After the win ASU head coach Edward Taylor said his heart almost stopped beating.
"It almost gave me a heart attack but for the team it's great man. It shows the fight we have. It shows we never give up. It shows that we've got a great group of guys that play team baseball" said Taylor.
Albany State will play in the championship game tomorrow at 2:00.
In other games, Darton falls 9-7 at Middle Georgia in game one of their GJCAA series.
The Cavaliers have to win game two Saturday.
South Georgia falls at #1 seed Georgia Perimeter 14-11.
Thomas University season is on hold after the Night Hawks were eliminated from the AII tournament 6-4 by Lambuth.
Softball, Valdosta State beats West Florida 8-4 and is unbeaten at the GSC tournament and faces another unbeaten team Arkansas Tech on Saturday.
Darton takes advantage of an ABAC error to beat the Fillies 4-3 in the GJCAA tournament.
The Lady Cavs play Georgia Perimeter Saturday.
Thomas U. softball sees their season end 2-1 to Lambuth at the AII softball tournament in Thomasville.