Calvary Christian baseball wins first ever state championship

Columbus -- For the first time in school history, a boys varsity team at Calvary Christian has won a state championship.

The Knights baseball team beat Covenant Academy 15-2 in game one and 15-9 in game two in the GICAA Division 1 state title.

Calvary run ruled the Rams in the first game with freshman pitcher Nick Morgan getting his fourth playoff win.

The Knights started game two by scoring five runs in the first inning, and increased their lead to 9-3. But Covenant Academy came back and scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the game at 9-9.

Despite losing their lead, the Knights posted six runs in the top of the 7th. Morgan closed out the game to give Calvary Christian its first state title in school history.

"It's huge. Something we've been working toward the last five years," head coach Steve Smith said. "We put in a lot of time and effort. That's been our focus from the 1st day: We wanted to bring a state championship to Calvary. Very young team. Only one senior and them just pushing through and finishing up the season was unbelievable."

Freshman Nick Morgan finished the postseason with five wins.

"Just being the first of anything makes you emotional of course but sometimes when you go to your upperclassmen and say, 'Hey man I did this for you,' and you see them in tears it just gets to you and you just can't help it," Morgan said. "You're embracing your coaches, your family and all that good stuff it's just a great time."





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