HEBRON — All night long, the Sutton American Legion baseball team's quest for a timely hit went to no avail.
Trailing 3-2 to Shelton-Gibbon heading in the bottom of the seventh inning, with its season on the line, Sutton finally got what it was looking for.
Max Olson and Reed Stone hit back-to-back singles, bringing Patrick Dempsey to the plate with one out in the inning and two runners in scoring position. Dempsey stayed back and ripped a curveball off of Shelton-Gibbon pitcher Korbin Hynes to left field to score both runs and give the Mustangs an exciting 4-3 walk-off victory Wednesday night in the Class C state tournament at the Hebron Sports Complex.
"All year long, people have been picking on me with curve balls," Dempsey said. "(Hynes) was throwing his curve ball slower than usual, so I knew I could sit back on it and rip it."