Visiting Serra Catholic came to Avonworth ranked first in the state (Class 2) with an 18-0 record, but the Avonworth boys varsity baseball team handed Serra its first loss, 4-3 in a game decided in the bottom of the seventh.
Jax Miller, Denny Manko, and Jack Reed combined on a five-hitter.
The Lopes stormed to a first-inning 3-0 lead. Reed, who singled, scored on an error, and Tim Stewart scored on a Jax Miller groundout. Corey Dick added an RBI single.
Serra Catholic, however, chipped away at the lead, finally tying the game in the fifth, in part because of some sloppy Avonworth defense.
With the game tied in the bottom of the seventh inning, Stewart walked with two outs, and Turner Grau, who had two hits, singled him to third. Stewart scored on a wild pitch to win the game.
Reed got the win in relief.
Avonworth (9-3, 11-4) will host Our Lady of Sacred Heart 4:15pm Monday.