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Cake tastes better after a win.
To celebrate Bronson/Middle High School's senior night, baseball team supporters baked an orange and blue cake for after the game. Trailing 8-2 in the fifth inning, head coach Allen Strickland wasn't excited about eating his cake with a loss.
He didn't have to.
A furious comeback against Dixie County on April 20 cut the Bear's lead to one run in the bottom of the seventh. A walkoff bunt brought home the winning run in the 10-9 game. Bronson players rushed out of the dugout and set the whole team into a state of euphoria.
"I couldn't be prouder," Strickland said after the game. "They never give up. They represent that. It's about finishing till the end."
Senior catcher Popper Stephenson, who had pitched earlier in the week, earned the win by coming in during the late innings with a tired arm, holding Dixie County at bay while his teamates outscored the Bears 8-1 in the game's final three innings. It was a dream ending to a frustrating 7-12 regular season. It also sent Bronson's five-man senior class, several of whom had played for the Eagles since middle school, out with one of the most memorable game of their playing careers.
"(The class of 2012) is as good a group of boy's that I've been around," Strickand said. "I told them they had nothing to lose and everything to gain."
Including a victory to accompany their cake.