On their home field, clinging to a comfortable three-run lead early, the Tigers were poised to knock off the red-hot Middleburg Broncos.
With the score tied, a runner on third base, Cole Frier stepped into the batter's box.
The senior outfielder waited for just the right pitch – capitalizing on a hanging curveball.
The Tigers needed this one, desperately.
Things looked good early on Thursday night for Columbia.
Then Clay turned to relief pitcher Conner Solomon.
And things changed in a hurry.
Chaos has ensued in District 3-7A.