Randy Labaut delivered the game-winning hit in the 10th inning, and Mason McCoy walked off the field to a standing ovation as the La Crosse Loggers ended the 2016 season Sunday with a 6-5 win over Rochester.
McCoy ended his Loggers career with three hits, a run scored, and four stolen bases, setting a new franchise record.
He was replaced at shortstop with one out in the ninth inning, and was greeted by the entire Loggers bench on the field. McCoy said he was told ahead of gametime he may be lifted early, but still became emotional.
"I started to lose it a little bit and I had to regain myself, looked up at my mom and just calmed myself down and walked through. It was just very emotional, I had goosebumps the entire time."
La Crosse (38-33) rallied from a 17-19 first half to pull within striking distance of a playoff berth under first-year field manager Brian Lewis.