(WALB) - Lee County will be represented in the College World Series thanks to a phenomenal finish by Mississippi State.
It took extra innings in Sunday night's game 3 for the Bulldogs to take down Vanderbilt in the super regional.
After taking the bases on a walk, Lee County alum Josh Hatcher scored what would end up being the decisive run in the top of the 11th.
Mississippi state added three more insurance runs before shutting out Vandy in the bottom half of the inning and winning 10-6.
Hatcher came in as a pinch hitter, and his high school coach Brandon Brock knew he was built for that moment.
"Of course he's only a freshman, he knows that his heads on right. I don't know if you noticed, but he's the first one out of the dugout, high-fiving and so forth," said Brock of his positive attitude.
"But those (at bats) are probably worth 30 or 40 normal (at bats) during the course of the regular season."
Hatcher is the 6th former Lee County Trojan to make a college World Series appearance.
- Nick Bush
- Buster Posey
- Jack Posey
- D'Vontrey Richardson
- Kyle Keen
He's the second that played for Coach Brock (Nick Bush 2017).