Peabody’s Jacob Palhares won the game for the Tanners with a walk-off RBI bunt single in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday. (Item File Photo)

Peabody baseball walks it off in ninth inning to beat Danvers

PEABODY — The Peabody baseball team did all of the little things Friday afternoon, and that's what made the difference as the Tanners battled to a walk-off 2-1 victory in nine innings over Danvers at Donohue Field. 

The game-winning sequence was a quick one for Peabody, as Brendan Smith hit a one-out triple in the bottom of the ninth to get into scoring position. That set the stage for Jacob Palhares, who dropped a picture-perfect bunt down the first base line for the walk-off RBI single to win the game. 

While the small-ball at the end of the game was textbook, it was the pitching — on both sides — that stole the show in this game. For Peabody, senior ace Justin Powers went 8 2/3 innings and allowed one run on f…

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