Justin Webb dreamed of this moment his whole life.
The Papermaker stepped up to the plate with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning during Thursday’s district championship game at Propstra Park. The game with Mountain View was tied 2-2, and the winning run for Camas was on third base.
“I was definitely looking to end the game right there,” Webb said. “I wanted to put the team on my back, and get a hit.”
Webb saw a pitch he liked and smacked it into the ground. The ball took some high bounces on the grass, and Webb was off to the races. The shortstop scooped up the ball and fired it to first, but Webb was too fast for him. In the blink of an eye, the junior beat out the throw that won Camas the district title.
“Once I knew I was in there, my heart stopped,” Webb said. “I knew we had just won the game.”
Kurt Yinger got the magic started for the Papermakers with a double down the left field line to lead off the bottom of the seventh.