New Madrid County Central baseball advances to Class 3 Final Four

NEW MADRID, MO ( - After dropping five of their last six regular season games, few expected the New Madrid County Central Eagles to be relevant in their district, much less the Class3 tournament.

Finding a new hero each day, however, the Eagles stood Thursday just one win away from advancing to their first final four appearance in school history.

It was the same group of seniors that endured a three-win campaign in their first year of the program that rallied the Eagles to a 3-0 decision over St. Pius and into the final four for the first time.

The heroics came from all over the place late in Thursday's game, starting with senior Jashawn McDaniel coming in to start the sixth inning after throwing seven full innings just three days prior.