VIDEO: Hoggard High School makes comeback win with grand slam

Bennett McNeill wins the game with a grand slam. Video submitted by Rob Hamilton
Published: May. 11, 2022 at 6:20 AM EDT|Updated: May. 11, 2022 at 7:57 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Hoggard High School baseball team made a comeback win against Southern Alamance with a grand slam from Bennett McNeill on Tuesday, May 10.

The Hoggard Vikings and the SA Patriots competed at Corbin Field for the first round of the NCHSAA 4A baseball playoffs. Next, Hoggard will face off against the Cary Imps on Friday, May 13.

Things weren’t looking good for the Vikings. At the top of the 5th inning, SA was leading with 5 runs while Hoggard was yet to score. By the top of the 7th, Hoggard gained some ground but still trailed behind at 6-3.

SA failed to score during the last inning, but Hoggard was able to bring themselves up to 4 runs at the bottom of the 7th. Then, with two outs and bases loaded, McNeill hit the game-winning grand slam.

And the crowd went wild.

Kim, Bill and Gannon react to the amazing grand slam by Hoggard High School athlete Bennett McNeill

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