Garrett Redden hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Junction City Brigade past the Baldwin City Blues 7-5 Sunday evening at Rathert Field. The win sends the Brigade to the Cowdin Cup championship finals in the Mid Plains League postseason playoffs against the Midwest A's.
Redden's home run also scored teammate Jace Essig who had just doubled. Redden looked back at his big hit. "Just trying to fit a ball in play for my teammates so we could the run at second and it worked out pretty well." Redden said the home run came off a fast ball on the outer side of the plate.
The game had been tied 5-5 since the third inning when Junction City finally scored the winning runs in the tenth to capture their playoff series against Baldwin City two games to one.
Junction City will host the Midwest A's at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Rathert Field. Game two will be in Belton, Missouri Wednesday night, and if a game three is necessary it will be played at Rathert Field at 7 p.m. Thursday.