MOWEAQUA -- Central A&M was coming in with good memories of the last time they played Arcola -- the Raiders won their first playoff game in years.
Tuesday's game thrilled again for A&M.
Down by one in the bottom of the seventh, Dagen Reed stepped in to pinch-hit. After falling behind with two strikes, he fouled a few before digging in and smacking a two-run walkoff homer to give the Raiders their fourth straight win to start the season.
"When Dagen pinch hit, I had no idea that it would all culminate with a walk-off, two-run bomb," A&M coach Chad Carroll said.
"There are few things more enjoyable in baseball than a walk-off homer. I'm happy for Dagen and these kids that they got to experience that."
Before that, Keaton Garner and Jacob Paradee made two great defensive plays to let A&M stay close.
"Keaton had a fantastic play in the hole between short and third, and Jacob threw out the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning from center field with a laser of a throw," Carroll said.
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Jackson Bugg picked up the win, striking out three in two innings.
Mattoon 11, St. Teresa 6
MATTOON -- Throughout the afternoon, the Wave stayed a step ahead of St. Teresa as Mattoon picked up its third straight win to start the season.
Mattoon smacked 14 hits in six innings and kept the pressure on the Bulldogs throughout the night. Peyton Morrow, Tucker Rappe and Garrette Branson each had three hits to give Mattoon's top of the order a dangerous combination.
"We are definitely sitting back on the ball, which sometimes we have a tough time on," Morrow said. "Other than that, we are hitting pretty solid, which we are happy with. Us four have been playing baseball together for a while, so we kind of know each other. Whenever we get on, we know we have to get each other around the bases."
St. Teresa had 10 hits of its own, with Kolby Osborne, Jackson Allison, Joey Martini and Jarryd Hawkins all had two hits. Sophomore Seth Gillespey started for the Bulldogs, going four innings.