The bats came alive in the sixth inning for the Oakland Tech High baseball team, and the Bulldogs won their second straight TransBay Series with an 8-3 victory over Washington-San Francisco in the decisive third game Tuesday at San Francisco State.
Evan Williams and Jake Southworth delivered back-to-back two-out, two-run doubles in the sixth to give Oakland Tech the lead, and Matt Cornell pitched a complete game for the victory.
"It's just exciting," said Williams, whose double gave the Bulldogs a 5-3 lead. "You want to come through for the team. I got a good pitch to hit and so I hit it."
Tech (17-7-1) fell down 2-0 in the first inning. The Bulldogs tied it in the fifth on an RBI single by James Harris and when Southworth reached on an error to plate a run.
The Eagles (20-8-1) regained the lead in the bottom of the fifth, but that was short-lived.
T.J. Morris was hit by a pitch to lead off the sixth, and DarArmani Swift singled. Kyle Kelly's fly out moved Morris to third and Tech tied it when David Flores reached on a bunt single to score Morris.
With two outs, Cornell reached on an error to load the bases, and Williams delivered his double to give Oakland Tech the lead. Southworth's double scored two more, and Alejandro Wlassowsky also doubled to make it 8-3.
"We were just waiting," Harris said. "They left their guy in. They had faith in their pitcher. We always have faith in our bats. Eventually we knew our bats were going to break through, and they did that for us."
It is Tech's third TransBay title in school history and the first time the Bulldogs have won back -to-back championships.
"They earned it," Tech coach Eric Clayton said. "I know they've got to be proud, and I know they're already talking about next year."