Jonesboro Rallies Late, Tops Greenwood For Title

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Greenwood was just four outs away from claiming the 6A state championship but things went terribly wrong.

Jonesboro rallied for five runs over the final two innings to steal a 5-4 win at Baum Stadium.

William McCauley was named the tournament's MVP after he hit a three run home run in the sixth and then drove in the game winner in the seventh. McCauley was 3-of-4 with four RBI.

"The leadership we had this year from the seniors was great" said junior Ethan Clark.  "They came out here and led the team like they needed to.  We just came up short on this one."

The Bulldogs jumped ahead with a four run fifth inning, breaking open a scoreless game. Austin Warren broke it open with a two run single then Mason Copeland followed with a run scoring single to left.

Greenwood was able to chase Jonesboro starter J.D. Rainwater from the game in the fifth but reliever Sam Rainwater came in and shut the door. Sam Rainwater threw the final 2 2/3 innings while not allowing a run and left five Greenwood hits on the base paths.