"I was thinking 'comeback'," he said after the game. I just played as usual, and it just happened."
Lake George Athletic Director Kathy Stanilka said the game offers a good lesson for all.
"Athletes should always remember, it ain't over until it's over," she said. "We're so proud of them."
Nelson said that when Gaibrois' bat struck the ball, he knew that Lake George had a solid chance at winning.
"When it was hit, I looked at the center fielder's face, and I knew he didn't have it," he said. "And I knew there was no way I wasn't scoring, even if I broke my leg."
Nelson looked at his celebrating teammates and smiled.
"The baseball gods helped us out today, huge."