Pope Greyhounds Varsity defeated Buford 5-3 on Thursday after taking the lead late in the game.
Buford was ranked #1 in the nation and was undefeated until Pope handed them their first loss of the season in 11th inning in game 2 by a shot from Riley Frost to bring in the winning run to lead to this game 3.
The game was tied at three with Pope Greyhounds Varsity batting in the top of the seventh when Riley Frost singled on a 0-1 count, scoring two runs.
Pope Greyhounds Varsity opened up an early lead in the second inning when Kent Schmidt singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.
In the bottom of the third inning, Buford tied things up at three.
Pope Greyhounds Varsity tallied three runs in the second inning. Cade Heflin, Schmidt, and Dawson Campbell all contributed in the big inning with RBIs.
Carson Kerce earned the victory on the hill for Pope Greyhounds Varsity. The hurler lasted one and two-thirds innings, allowing zero hits and zero runs while striking out two and walking zero. Quinn Kerce threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Campbell started the game for Pope Greyhounds Varsity. The bulldog went two and a third innings, allowing three runs on five hits and striking out one
Pope Greyhounds Varsity racked up ten hits. Frost, Campbell, and Heflin all managed multiple hits for Pope Greyhounds Varsity. Frost went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Pope Greyhounds Varsity in hits.