(WMBB) – The Chipley baseball team is heading to the 1A State Championship game.
The Tigers beat Holmes County 11-1 in five innings in the state semifinals matchup on Wednesday.
Chipley got the lead quickly in this one as they scored two runs in the first inning, thanks to hits from Kelbee Woodham and Parker Smelcer.
In the fourth inning they do some real damage as they score four to put them up 10-1 on the Blue Devils.
They only needed one run in the bottom of the fifth and they were able to make it happen to win it.
“We made them work for it which is what we wanted to do. Our pitcher, Bryson Howard, got up there and threw strikes and made them have to hit it to beat us. I think he was the cog that kind of got us going to get us started. When he throws strikes, it’s hard to score runs on us so I’m just proud of our guys for executing,” Compton said.
The Tigers will take on Newberry in the 1A State Championship game on Thursday night.