Kirby McMullen hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Charlottesville Tom Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with a dramatic 17-16 victory over the Purcellville Cannons on Sunday at Charlottesville High School.
McMullen’s walk-off blast capped a wild game that lasted four hours and saw the teams combine for 35 hits and 33 runs. Charlottesville (7-5) looked to have the game in hand after scoring seven runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to take a 16-12 lead into the ninth.
But Purcellville responded by scoring four runs in the top of the ninth to tie the game at 16. McMullen provided the final blow for the Tom Sox with a solo blast, his third hit of the game, to send Charlottesville to a much-needed victory.
McMullen finished 3-for-5 with two RBI and five runs scored. Kevin Madden went 4-for-6 with one RBI and two runs scored, while Cayman Richardson finished 3-for-6 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Andrew Kasiski and Chase Sanguinetti each had three hits for Purcellville, who used nine different pitchers in the game.