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Eads Wins 2nd Straight State Title

By: AP/11 Sports
By: AP/11 Sports

Adam Watts singled to right field in the seventh inning to send Taylor Reed home Saturday as the Eads Eagles won their second straight 1A state high school baseball championship 9-8 over Granada.

Eads (20-1) improved to 3-1 on the season against its district rival in a rematch of the 2007 1A title game.

The Eagles needed the rally after Granada (16-4) tied the game at 8-8 at the top of the seventh with freshman third baseman Mike Ortiz's three-run double off Eads reliever Kevin Lindholm.

Reed got into scoring position after reaching on a fielder's choice and stealing second base with one out. Hayden Uhland struck out and Watts hit the single off Granada starter Danny Morales.

Granada was aiming for its second consecutive come-from-behind victory in as many days after advancing to the title game with a 4-3 win over Caliche.

Lindholm came in with no outs in the top of the seventh and was 3-for-4 with three runs scored to earn the victory. Starting pitcher Kenan Gooden was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Eads led the game 6-4 through five innings, then added two insurance runs in the sixth on RBIs by Gooden and Austin Adamson. The Eagles had 16 hits on the day.

Morales pitched a complete game in the Granada loss and was 2-for-4 from the plate with a run scored


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