It is simply the dream scenario.
Bottom of the ninth. Two outs. Bases loaded.
You step to plate with the game on the line. A national championship is on the line.
With teammates Kyle Abblitt, Austin Cooper (pinch running for Cody Ziegler) and Dustin Cook on board, and the score tied at 4-apiece, Heath took the first pitch, a curve ball, over the right center fence.
A walked his team off into glory.
The 8-4 win secured the NCCAA national title for the Bison.
It is even more special for the program in that it is the first national championship for legendary Hall of Fame coach Bobby Cox. Cox now has 1,260 wins in 32 years at the helm. His teams have never had a losing season.
And now there is a national championship to go with all of that. A championship that came on a walk-off grand slam.
Heath was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, with 12 RBI through six games and an .840 slugging percentage.
And a scenario that is no longer just a dream. It’s a memory.
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