No. 12 Davenport was down 4-1 to begin the seventh and needed timely hitting to overcome the deficit Friday at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.
Bulldog seniors Tristan Phillips and Sabrina McDow homered in the top of the seventh to propel Davenport to a 6-4 victory against No. 1 Roff. It earned a spot in the Class A state title game at 4 p.m. Saturday against Binger-Oney.
“I can't believe this,” Phillips said. “I'm just so proud of my team, so excited.”
Phillips hit 2 for 4 with a double and a home run, and McDow hit 2 for 4 with a triple and a home run.
“We spent a lot of time hitting, and I said we're going down swinging,” Davenport coach Brandy Chavez said. “We're swinging away, and that's what they did.”
HAMMON LOOKS TO REPEAT AS CLASS B STATE CHAMPION
No. 3 Hammon earned an opportunity to win a second consecutive state title with its 3-1 defeat of Leedey.
The Warriors put together a two-run lead in the bottom of the first inning and rode pitcher Peyton Walker's arm to the championship game. Walker allowed 12 hits, one run and struck out five.
Hammon will battle Red Oak for the Class B crown at 11 a.m. Saturday.
BOLES' SINGLE POWERS WAYNE TO CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Sophomore Bailey Boles singled to right centerfield to drive in Wayne's only run of the game against Cyril. But it was the only run Wayne would need.
No. 9 Wayne defeated No. 7 Cyril 1-0 and will have an opportunity to play Savanna for the Class 2A state championship at 6:30 p.m.
Boles said a prayer before stepping into the batter's box before her game-winning hit.
“I just told the Lord I'm putting it in your hands," she said. "He just let me have it.”
Wayne coach Scott Brewer was out of breath after hugging his players and telling them how proud of each of them he was.
“This is a great bunch of kids here,” he said. “They stepped up and didn't panic today. We didn't get a bunch of hits, but we got one when it counted there at the end.”