The Chandler Hamilton Huskies 14-and-under baseball team saved the best for last — the very last.
The Huskies rallied for two runs in the sixth inning to tie the game on Friday night, then pushed across the game-winner in the seventh to beat Tallahassee, Fla., 4-3 in the championship game of the Babe Ruth World Series in Glen Allen, Va.
The Huskies went ahead for good without the benefit of a hit in the top of the seventh. Leadoff hitter Malcolm Holland reached base and advanced to second on an error, then stole third and scored on the errant throw from the Tallahassee catcher.
Hamilton tied the game in the sixth with another two-out rally when Connor Burton delivered a two-run double, scoring Derek Hill and Zack Cogan (who had three of Hamilton’s five hits).
Jacob Andrews got the win with two innings of shutout relief, getting a Tallahassee batter to line into a gameending double play in the seventh.
The Huskies, who had gone 2-2 during pool play of the World Series, advanced to the championship after defeating Meridian, Idaho, 10-1, earlier Friday in the semifinals.
Zak Johnson and Parker Osborne — hitting third and fourth, respectively, in the lineup — each hit home runs in the semifinal game and combined to go 5-for-7 with four RBIs and four runs scored
Each of the first two hitters, Holland and Hill, also had two hits apiece.
Johnson was the winning pitcher, allowing just one run in five innings.