Forbush baseball advances to third round of state playoffs

Carter Foster hits walk off home run

By Kristian Russell -

EAST BEND — The Forbush Falcons baseball team ended its second round playoff game against Draughn in spectacular fashion on Saturday night. Carter Foster hit a walk off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Falcons a 1-0 win over Draughn.

During the game, only seven Forbush players were able to make it on base. In the first inning, Foster doubled to left field, while Peyton Winebarger was able to single to center field in the second inning. Tyler Campbell walked in the third inning, then Blake Winebarger singled to left field in the fourth inning. In the fifth inning, Jamie Sheek doubled to right field, then Tyler Campbell and Blake Winebarger both walked in the sixth inning.

Draughn was able to get two runners on base in the top of the eighth inning, but the Falcons were quick to come up with the third out to keep the score 0-0. After a 0-0 tie through seven innings, the Falcons headed into extra innings with the hope of heading to the third round of playoffs.

In the bottom of the eighth inning with two outs on the board, Carter Foster stepped up to the plate with the swagger of Bryce Harper. Foster saw the first pitch come in as a ball, then wasted no time as the second pitch came in and Foster gave the Falcons the run they were looking for with a walk off home run over the left field fence.

Peyton Winebarger pitched 6.2 innings for the Falcons and came up with 17 strikeouts, and one walk, while allowing no hits and no runs. Blake Winebarger pitched 1.1 innings earning one strikeout, one walk, one hit, and no runs.

Forbush takes on No. 9 West Stanly (17-10) in the third round of the 2A playoffs on Tuesday night in East Bend. Results were not available by press deadline.

Carter Foster hits walk off home run

By Kristian Russell

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