(Blake Branch/Press-Herald) Minden senior Hunter WIlkes is mobbed by teammates at home plate following his walk-off home run in Tuesday's opening-night game against Southwood.

Minden senior Hunter Wilkes went to the plate in search of a base hit, but he found much, much more.

The senior third-baseman made up for a rocky outing on the mound by blasting an opposite-field home run in the bottom of the eighth inning Tuesday night at Griffith Stadium to down Southwood 5-4.

Minden (1-0) had trailed most of the night before finally coming alive in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a 4-3 lead over the Cowboys. Southwood was able to strike for one run in the top of the seventh to tie the score


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