First Baptist grabs third SCISA AA baseball state title in a row

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - First Baptist captured its third straight SCISA AA state championship when C.A. Rhodes hit a walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth for a 2-1 victory over Dorchester Academy in Game 3 of the state championship series.

Marlin Morris went the distance for the Hurricanes (18-11) on the mound, striking out 13 batters.

Jamie Collins took the loss for the Raiders; he recorded four strikeouts in his complete game effort.

Before 2009, the First Baptist baseball program had never won a state title.  Now the Hurricanes are the three-time defending SCISA AA state champs.