The Braves powered through that deficit on Thursday, coming back to win, 11-9, against the Tigers in the title game of the CLL Major League Tournament.
Picking up where the game left off Wednesday -- it was delayed by weather -- the Braves scored eight runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to turn the game on its head, grabbing an 11-7 lead.
Grant Tidwell drew a bases-loaded walk to score the Braves first run of the fourth inning, and Garett Cornett was then hit by a pitch to pull them within two runs at 7-5.
Dustin Hanks' two-run single to right-center field tied the game, and Hayden Siniard's two-run double down the left field line gave the Braves their first lead since the third inning.
Bradley Sutton hit an RBI single to score Corey Brown, and later scored on a wild pitch to complete the Braves' scoring for the inning.
The Tigers attempted to chip away at the Braves' lead but managed just two runs on a Tate Mathis RBI single in the fifth inning and a solo home run by Bret Phinney in the sixth.
Braves' coach Donald Hanks told his team before the game that it should be able to overcome its deficit.
"I told them if they couldn't score seven runs to come back, we didn't deserve to win this game," Hanks said.
But, as he acknowledged, the Braves were in a great position to come back when play resumed Thursday. They had the bases loaded with no outs and the top of their lineup headed to the plate, he said.
"Our top five batters are phenomenal," Hanks said.
The Braves looked more like the team that had gone 3-0 in the postseason on Thursday, a day after struggling at the plate and in the field, where they committed three errors in a six-run fourth inning for the Tigers.
Hanks said his team, which is usually surehanded in the infield, was jittery on Wednesday.
"They got 'em out," he said. "They looked good today."
A pool party late Wednesday night may have gotten all those jitters out.
"That 2 (a.m.) pool party relaxed them," Hanks said. "They were in the pool until 2 (in the morning)."
The Braves led 1-0 after two innings of the championship game and took a 3-1 lead in the third inning, where Siniard hit an RBI single.
However, the Tigers loaded the bases in the top of the fourth inning and took a 5-3 lead on Mathis' two-run single to left field, which plated another run after a Braves error.
The Tigers scored another two runs, including a fielder's choice by Trenton Frazier to score Parker Tidwell.
Tidwell went 2-for-4 for the Tigers; Phinney went 1-for-4; Braden Meadows went 1-for-4; Grant Harris went 1-for-3; Nathan Colston went 1-for-2; and Mathis went 2-for-2.
Dustin Hanks went 1-for-4 for the Braves; Siniard went 2-for-3; and Sutton went 1-for-3.
Phinney (three innings pitched) and Anthony Seigler (two innings) pitched for the Tigers, and Siniard (four innings) and Hanks (two innings) pitched for the Braves, with Hanks coming on in relief to earn the win.