Sports Top 10: 2 - Mosley reaches 6A final; Bozeman repeats Final Four run

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Published: Monday, December 30, 2013 at 22:00 PM.

It had been 11 years since a Bay County high school baseball team had competed for a state championship. Not only did Mosley discontinue that streak in Class 6A, it was joined by Bozeman as a Final Four entrant in Class 1A.

But it was Archbishop McCarthy that made Florida high school history when it knocked off Mosley 5-2 to become the first team in the state baseball tournament’s 90-year history to win four consecutive state championships.

Bozeman fell in the 1A semifinals for the second straight year. Holmes County also made the 1A Final Four, but was unable to duplicate its boys basketball championship from earlier in the year.

However, it wasn’t merely that Mosley and Bozeman made the elite field in their classifications that was noteworthy. How they got there was equally as dramatic.

Mosley trailed host Middleburgh 6-0 entering the top of the sixth inning of their Region 1-6A championship game before rallying for a 10-6 triumph.

 “I told the guys before the game these were the remember-when situations. You’re going to talk about these games the rest of your life how you won, or how you lost when you could have won,” Mosley coach Todd Harless said.

“I told them in the third inning this remember-when isn’t looking really good is it. It was amazing the fight and the drive. They went into the box battling. Talk about never giving up.”

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