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Jefferson wins first state title as Oscar Galvez refuses to go down

By Jarrett Guthrie

FORT MYERS – Jefferson’s Oscar Galvez said he didn’t know that the focal point of the dog pile is supposed to go down as his teammates smother him. But why should the moments after the Dragons junior lined a game-winning, extra-inning, championship-clinching hit be any different than his two day’s of hitting at the FHSAA State Tournament?

With two down in the ninth inning of Thursday’s Class 6A state final against Merritt Island, Galvez stayed off a 1-1, breaking ball in the dirt and waited for a fastball. He got just that, and flared it over second base bringing home senior Ty Evans from third, his third single of the game and seventh hit in two days in Fort Myers’ Hammond Stadium (after going 4-for-4 in Wednesday’s state semi) and sealing the Dragons 6-5 win.

“I knew he would throw me a curveball in the dirt and then would follow it with a fastball, so I just wanted to stay inside of it and hit it all the way,” Galvez said. “It hit t…

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