Typically when a team scores eight runs in an inning, it leads to a win.
Unless other team scores nine in an inning.
Madison put up eight innings in the top of the fourth and nine unanswered to take a commanding 11-3 lead in the first round of the Class B state amateur baseball tournament on Sunday at Cadwell Park.
Four Corners responded with nine runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to regain the lead in a 13-11 win during a game that saw the teams combine for 32 hits.
"This was a big win for Four Corners," Four Corners manager Mike Hand said. "We're just a bunch of old guys playing baseball. We just love it."
Spencer Sarringar sparked the rally, hitting a two-run home run that snuck inside the foul pole in left field. Two batters later, Justin Lester started a string of three consecutive singles and Adam Kaus eventually brought home the go-ahead run on a two-single.
"We were just staying patient," Hand said. "We just started to hit."
The inning offset Madison’s fourth that saw the Broncos rack up seven hits, started by a Nick Bird single and capped by a three-run home run by Bird.
Brad Hand, Nathan Hainy, Sarringar, Kaus, Jason Overweg and Kris Dozark each drove in two runs, while Lester was 4-for-5.
Four Corners faces the Dell Rapids Mudcats in the second round at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.