Chipola baseball wins back-to-back national championships

GRAND JUNCTION, Co. (WJHG/WECP) - Winning a JUCO baseball game can be pretty difficult, winning two in a row can be even harder.

Chipola baseball completed their championship run last night by winning their sixth game in a row.

The Indians taking on Walters State for the third time in the tournament, fifth time all year, but this time it was for the national championship.

Chipola down early, trailing 5-2 in the fourth inning but the comeback starts in the 6th.

A Max Guzman double brings in one run to cut the Senators lead to two but a Jordan Hollins bases loaded single to right brings in Guzman and Francisco Urbaez to tie the game up at five.

With runners on the corners for Chipola in the 7th, Julio carrion is going to drive in two more runs to extend the Indians lead 9-6.

Another solo home run for Chipola in the 8th by Edmond Americaan is the nail in the coffin as Walters State can't catch up. Chipola takes he national championship, 10-7

The Indians are now back-to-back national champions and the first team since Grayson County out of Texas in the 1999 and 2000 seasons.

Chipola this year and during the tournament didn't seem to have an ounce of quit in them.

Chipola head coach Jeff Johnson said, "Great resiliancy from our club, the will to win, we had to win six games in the losers bracket to win this thing and it made it even more special. Couldn't be more proud of our guys, had great leadership from Morgan McCullough, Edmond Americaan, Francisco Urbaez. We just got it in and refused to lose. We got hit in the face and knocked down a few times but we kept getting up. Couldn't be more proud of these guys."

Sophomore Morgan McCullough recevied the MVP, Big Bat, and outstanding defensive player awards during the tournament.