Burr and Burton racked up 18 runs and pulled away from Essex to claim its first D-1 state title Saturday night at Centennial Field.
"Unbelievable feeling to cap off my Senior year and with graduation yesterday, we're going to keep on celebrating tonight," Burr and Burton's Griff Stalcup said. "Bring it back to Manchester, start the parade and I'm getting excited."
BBA jumped out to an early 5-0 lead before the Hornets climbed back to within a run. The Bulldogs responded by putting up a seven spot in the fourth to put the game away.
It's redemption for Burr and Burton, which fell in last year's state championship game. It's the second title in school history after the team claimed the D-2 title in 2005.
"What got into us was just the memory of last year," Burr and Burton Senior, Tyler Kraehling said. "We came here, we knew we could have put up 18 last year and we just didn't. This year we came in and we knew we were confident. We can feel it."
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