The Chipola Indians have won their third-straight FCSAA State Championship and punched their ticket to the JUCO World Series.
After going undefeated in the winners bracket, the Raiders had to beat Chipola twice to steal the title.
Chipola dropped the first game after a Northwest Floirda State walk-off home run, but were able to defeat the Raiders 14-6 in game two to win the championship.
Julio Carrion wasted no opportunities at the plate on Wednesday, driving in five on three hits to lead Chipola College Indians Varsity. Carrion drove in runs on a grand slam in the fifth and a single in the sixth.
There was plenty of action on the basepaths as Chipola College Indians Varsity collected 19 hits and Northwest Florida State had eight.
Chipola College Indians Varsity took the lead for good with six runs in the fifth inning. In the fifth Cameron Gray singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run, Carrion homered on a 3-2 count, scoring four runs, and Jordan Anderson singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.
Andrew Moore was the winning pitcher for Chipola College Indians Varsity. He surrendered three runs on five hits over one and two-thirds innings, striking out two. Gray and Michael Cullen entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
Boyd was on the hill for Northwest Florida State. He lasted three innings, allowing two hits and two runs while striking out one. Starnes, Bailey, and Kush each contributed in relief for Northwest Florida State.
Chipola College Indians Varsity tallied 19 hits in the game. Kehl, Joshua Rivera, Carrion, Corey Rosier, Ivan Johnson, Gray, Anderson, and Daniel Cerda each had multiple hits for Chipola College Indians Varsity. Carrion, Rivera, and Kehl each collected three hits to lead Chipola College Indians Varsity.
The Juco World Series will be in Grand Junction, Colorado from May 25-June first. Info here: http://www.njcaa.org/sports/bsb/2018-19/div1/national_championship/index
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