HIGHLANDS RANCH — Cooper Shearon hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift second-ranked Mountain Vista baseball to a 6-5 win over Lakewood in extra innings on Monday.
Mountain Vista needed some heroics to even get to extra innings. The Golden Eagles trailed by three entering the bottom of the seventh, and tied the game on Marc Mumper's three-run homer.
The teams went scoreless in the eighth inning, then Mumper, a senior, took the mound and held the Tigers by striking out two in the top of the ninth. That set the stage for Shearon's one-out walk-off.
Mumper was 2-for-3 with four RBIs at the plate.
Vista sophomore Jalen Saiz went four innings and allowed just one earned one and one hit.
Lakewood's Chase Powell pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing just two earned runs (five total), and striking out seven. The Tigers' Marcelo Sanchez and Danny Collins were each 2-for-4 with two RBIs.