Bailey Smith hit a walk-off home run in the eighth inning to propel the Madison County softball team to a 3-2 victory over Buffalo Gap in the Region 2B semifinals on Wednesday. The win secures a trip to the Class 2 state tournament for the third straight year for the Mountaineers, but the Bison made them earn it.

After Buffalo Gap took an early 1-0 lead on a solo home run in the first inning, Madison tied the game on a Sophie Adams sacrifice fly in the fourth. The Bison took the lead again in the fifth and again Adams had the answer for MCHS with an RBI single to tie the game at 2-2 and set up Smith’s extra-inning heroics.

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