Darton State was just three outs away from a spot in the driver's seat at the East Central District Tournament Wednesday.
Now the Cavaliers must play for their season.
Walters State's Cody Young blasted a game-tying, two run homer in the top of the 9th inning to keep the Senators alive.
In the 10th, Walters scored the go-ahead run on a Harris Yett RBI single. The Cavs threatened in the bottom of the 10th, but couldn't extend the game, leaving a runner stranded at second.
It's a tough pill to swallow for the Cavaliers, who now must win four straight games for the NJCAA World Series spot.
They'll start the long road back Thursday at 12:00, when they play South Georgia State in an elimination game.
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