An insignificant thing at the time with the Golden Wave trailing the Grenada Chargers 10-4. After sending 19 batters to the plate in the inning, perhaps Tupelo has inserted its own definition of insignificant into Webster's.
The Wave produced an improbable comeback against the Chargers, scoring 15 runs in the sixth with the help of 10 walks, to grab a 19-15 victory in Division 2-6A play.
Just as crazy as the Tupelo comeback is the 2-6A standings. After South Panola defeated Columbus 9-7 as well, all four teams in the division are tied with 4-4 marks.
"Honestly, I did not think we were going to come back," said Tupelo senior Brayden Owen, who saw his Wave trail 7-0 and 10-2 during the contest. "This was a total team effort."
Owen, who was hurt in Tuesday's win over South Panola, was the Wave's designated hitter against Grenada. The senior produced three doubles, including two with five RBIs in the sixth inning.
Owen was the sixth batter in the sixth, and by the time he reached second base with his first double of the frame, Tupelo (16-8, 4-4) had closed the Grenada lead to 10-8.
By the second time Caleb Walker walked to the plate, and walked, the score was tied at 10-10. Hudson Roy was the 13th batter in the sixth for the Wave - and their first out.
"Never seen anything like this," Tupelo coach Gary Enis said. "Give credit to our players, who refused to make an out.
"After it was 7-0, we just wanted to ding away at it. When it was 10-2, we kept the same mindset."
Tupelo needed all the focus it could muster after Grenada (10-9, 4-4) dropped seven runs on the scoreboard in the second inning, six charged to starter Ben Aldridge. Clayton (4-0) pitched the next five and third innings for Tupelo, with Roy on the mound for the final out.
Prior to the sixth frame, Roy scored following a one-out triple in the third, and Clayton had an RBI single in the fourth. Owen, who had seven RBIs on the night, added a two-run double in the fifth.
The Wave, who have now won 11 of last 12 games, are in action again today at East Union at 1 p.m., and New Albany at 7 p.m. Tupelo hosts Columbus Tuesday, the last scheduled division contest of the regular season.