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Foley Beats Albany with Walk Off Winner in the 7th!

The Falcons baseball team battled against Albany in St. Cloud in the section semi final on Monday.

Foley came into the game with confidence, having already beat Albany twice during the regular season. That confidence showed early, as they were able to get out to a 3-0 lead after 3 innings. The 4th inning came and it wasn't the best start, as they walked the first few batters but two quick strikeouts made it seem like the inning would come to a close without any damage being done by Albany. Sadly, that was not the case. Foley would walked 7 batters in the inning, 5 of them would score while only one was batted home. The Falcons used three different pitchers and once the inning finally came to a close the Huskies has took over the lead 6-3. After an inning like that any team could've easily had their momentum stolen and hung their heads. But Foley was not about to let one rough inning take them off course. In the bottom of the 4th they scored two runs of their own to get back within one of the Albany lead. The 5th inning both teams were kept off the board, but the 6th would prove to be key. Foley kept Albany from scoring and in their half of the 6th it took two at bats for them to tie the game! The Falcons looked primed to take back the lead but ended the inning leaving two runners on. Josiah Petersen would make quick work of the Albany at bats, making it a one, two, three inning. Then the bottom of the 7th, the Falcons needed only one run to win. Jaden Enerson would get it started with a leadoff double, then a sacrifice bunt by Jace Molitor put the runner at third with only one out. The next batter would wind up striking out which turned the order back to the top. Albany chose to walk the next two at bats leaving all up to Brett Leabch. Leabch with a 1-1 count would line the next pitch out to right field for the walk off single!

The Falcons punch their ticket to the section championship game on Thursday! They will once again play at Dick Putz field in St. Cloud.

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