Patriots drop heartbreaker to East Central University, 6-5


The Patriots fell victim to a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning on Friday, handing East Central University a 6-5 win.

With the score tied at five in the ninth inning, East Central came to the plate and singled, scoring the winning run.

Tyler Brown was hot from the plate for ABC Patriots. Brown went 3-4, drove in one and scored one run. He singled in the second and sixth innings and doubled in the eighth inning.

East Central University combined for 12 hits and five RBIs.

Josh Darden was the game’s losing pitcher. He lasted just one-third of an inning, walked two, struck out none, and allowed one run.