Officially, it went into the scorebook as a double.
Logan Allen, though, didn't even make it to second base before he was mobbed by his UAFS teammates in a wild celebration.
Allen's two-run walk-off double in the bottom of the ninth completely erased what had been shaping up as a frustrating day for him and the Lions. UAFS rallied for a 9-8 win in the second game of Saturday's Heartland Conference doubleheader at Crowder Field after dropping the opening game, 11-2.
"We came out flat the first game and didn't get many breaks and we just came back. ... You would have thought we didn't sweep the day before; we was kind of flat and quiet, but we just found a way to win and they responded that last game," UAFS coach Todd Holland said.
Allen's hit came with the bases loaded and nobody out in the bottom of the ninth. Earlier in the game, Allen came up with the bases loaded in the second and fourth innings but popped out both times.
UAFS (20-8, 6-2) also left the bases loaded in those innings, as well as the seventh. The Lions also had a runner in scoring position in the bottom of the eighth trailing 8-7 but failed to score.
But pinch-hitter Anthony Seminaris drew a walk to start the ninth. Another pinch-hitter, Dylan Hurt, was brought in with the original intention to bunt.
After fouling off the first pitch with a bunt, Holland instructed Hurt to swing away. Hurt responded with a single to center.
The next batter, Drew Duncan, then laid down a successful bunt along the third-base line, and beat it out for a single to load the bases, bringing up Allen.
Allen sent a soaring drive into left center, as Seminaris and Hurt easily scored to win it. UAFS also took three of four games in the series with St. Edward's (15-14, 3-5), winning two of those via the walk-off.
"I had come up two times before and didn't get it done, so I was really upset with myself," Allen said. "But I knew I would get another shot and luckily, it came through.
"I believe it was a fastball low there and I just got the bottom side of it and was able to lift it out there."
Allen went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored. Duncan and Kyle Love also had two-hit games.
UAFS had taken a 3-0 lead in the fourth before St. Edward's rallied to take the lead with four runs in the fifth; then added two more in the sixth to go up, 6-3.
The Lions regained the lead with four runs of their own in the bottom of the sixth before St. Edward's tied it in the seventh and eventually went back in front in the eighth.
Korbin Polly was the winning pitcher in relief, getting the last two outs in the top of the ninth.
The Lions will have another four-game Heartland Conference series at home next weekend against Newman, with doubleheaders Friday and Saturday starting at 1 p.m.
St. Edward's 11, UAFS 2
GAME 1 — The Lions gave up three runs in the top of the first and also trailed 7-0 in the fourth of Saturday's opening game.
UAFS finally got on the scoreboard in the fifth on a two-out two-run single from Troy Cahill, but St. Edward's came back with four runs the following inning.
Allen and Brandan Warner each went 2-for-3 with a run scored for UAFS.