MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AL.com) - G.W. Long showed patience, and it paid off.
The Rebels (31-12) drew 10 walks from seven different Mars Hill (30-12) pitchers and walked away with the Blue Map, winning 11-4 to capture the Class 2A baseball state title at Montgomery's Riverwalk Stadium.
It's also the 15th state baseball title for the school, all since 1989.
"They seemed to be on a mission," G.W. Long coach Drew Miller said of his team.
The Rebels led 4-3 after three innings, but took control with two runs in the fourth and all but ended it with four more in the fifth. G.W. Long had only eight hits.
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