Winchester’s baseball team had a pair of wins last week before losing a doubleheader to Class 2A No. 5 Centerville on Saturday.
The week’s highlight was Braydon Tippett’s walk-off homer on Monday to give Ken Henrickson’s squad a thrilling 16-15 win over the Eagles of Cambridge City.
The Falcons let an eight-run lead slip away, but showed some character by pulling out the win.
After CC Lincoln tied the game at 10-10 with an 8-run fifth, Winchester plated four runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 14-10 lead. The Eagles, though, surged ahead 15-14 heading into the bottom of the seventh to set the stage for Tippett’s heroics.
Tippett finished with five RBI for the game, while Burelison collected four hits and three RBI for the Falcons. Landon Friend and Kollin Orr also knocked in three runs each.
Parker Sheets, Burelison and Will Anderson combine to contain Liberty Christian on Friday on just two hits.
Anderson led the Falcons at the plate with three hits and four RBI. Burelison added a pair of hits and Charlie Sauser had two hits for Winchester.
Anderson had the team’s lone hit on Saturday in a 14-2 loss to Centerville. Burelison had two hits in a 5-1 loss in game two.
The Falcons face Union City on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Randolph County tourney at Winchester.