For Callaway, Kane Keith was all but untouchable, and Hunter Brown was getting it done on the mound for Eagle’s View.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, everything changed.
The Cavaliers, after stranding a runner on third the inning before, blew the game open with six runs in their half of the sixth.
Eagle’s View went down in order in the top of the seventh, and Callaway walked away with a 6-0 victory in the LaGrange Toyota Invitational.
“It was a good effort. I was proud of the way everybody played,” Callaway head coach Dusty Hubbard said. “Everybody was ready.”
The Cavaliers had their chances to break through before the sixth, but they’d stranded several base runners, including the first inning when they loaded the bases, and the fourth and fifth innings when they got a base runner at least as far as second.
The sixth inning got off to a promising start when Keith and Hunter Heath reached on back-to-back singles.
Terry Craft then put a bunt down the third-base line, and he reached on an infield single when the first baseman didn’t get over to the bag in time.
“We get two hits starting out there, and the key play there is the bunt,” Hubbard said. “Now we’ve got the bases loaded.”
With the bases loaded and no outs, Cody Mimbs worked his way to a 3-2 pitch, and he took the next pitch out of the strike zone to walk in a run.
“Cody Mimbs had a really good at-bat getting a walk there,” Hubbard said. “You have to remember whose in trouble. It was a good way to start it off.”
BB O’Steen then got the ball for Eagles View, and he struck out the next batter, and the bases were still loaded with one out.
Josh Alise then walked to force in the second run, and Nick O’Berry reached on a fielder’s choice to make it 3-0.
After Cortez Leonard walked, Michael Fibbe was brought in to pitch, and Perry Keith greeted him with a two-run single, and the Cavaliers were up 5-0.
“Perry did a good job extending the lead, putting the ball in the gap,” Hubbard said.
Kane Keith, hitting for the second time in the inning, then lined the ball off the pitcher, and he reached on an infield single to bring in the sixth and final run of the inning.
By the time the final out was recorded, the Cavaliers had sent 11 batters to the plate, and they finished the inning with five hits and two walks.
Kane Keith struck out two in the top of the seventh to finish off a dominant outing.