Way closes out conference championship game for Cumberland

May 8, 2017

Brian Way baseball

Brian Way

Sitka’s Brian Way recorded the final two outs to preserve Cumberlands 16-7 victory over Campbellsville in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

With the win, Cumberlands captured the Mid-South Conference Tournament and earned an automatic berth to the NAIA championships next week.

Way, of Sitka High fame, induced consecutive flyballs to secure the title and set up a dramatic dog pile at the mound.

It was his second appearance during the Mid-South Conference Tournament. He also pitched a scoreless ninth inning in a 7-1 first-round win.

The 6-foot-7 junior transfer has pitched in 12 games this season for Cumberlands, starting three games and posting a 2-0 record. He has struck out 16 batters and posted a 4.81 ERA over 24.1 innings.