Christian County opened play at the Louisville Invitational Tournament with a walk-off walk to beat Tates Creek 2-1 in eight innings.
Austin Fields led off the eighth with a single and reached second on a botched pickoff play. Eric Silvy then sacrificed Fields to third. Tates Creek then intentionally walked Wyatt Stevenson and Jase Polley to load the bases in hopes of inducing a ground ball double play. After a fielder’s choice forced Fields at home for the second out, Keith Stallons drew the game-winning walk on a full count.
Fields had his strongest outing of the year, scattering five hits over seven innings and striking out 10 while allowing one earned run. Polley pitched a scoreless eighth to get the win.
Silvy and Fields each had two hits for the Colonels, with one of Fields’ hits a double.
Tates Creek (10-7) is ranked No. 14 the latest Coaches Poll and was held to five hits by five different players.
Christian County (8-9) will play Eastern (10-9) and North Bullitt (5-14) Saturday afternoon.