While Reed was able to get off the throw cleanly, Dabney still had to slide into second, Hurst said, or vacate the base line. The umpire's consulted and reversed their initial call, much to the disliking of the Wayne crowd and dugout. By rule, two outs were awarded to Ninnekah, the inning was over and the run was chalked off.
It proved to be a crucial moment as Miller grabbed an infield fly with two on to end the game in the top of the seventh. Wayne saw a nail-biter slip away, while Ninnekah gained momentum ahead of the Union City tournament on Thursday.