Minnesota and Southwest Oklahoma faced one another Saturday afternoon at Boston Park, where the players knew how to keep the crowd on their toes. Despite a slight rain delay, SW came out with a 7-8 win.
After a scoreless first, Kamden Edge sent one to deep left for the first RBI of the game. 18’s hit put SW on the board. A single from Cale Clay drove in three runs. An additional two runs followed before MN could get themselves out of the inning. As the game went into the third, SW was up by five.
In the top of the third, Cayden Brown sent a ball flying to right field for MN’s first RBI. Another four runs followed shortly, and MN had answered SW’s five runs with five of their own.
As the game headed into the bottom of the third, SW managed to load the bases. However, MN’s defense shut them down and got out of the inning without allowing any runs. It was still a tie game as they headed into the fourth at Boston Park.
Cayden Brown came up to the plate in the top of the fourth and managed his second RBI of the ballgame, putting MN on top for the first time of the game. It was a 6-5 game heading to the bottom of the inning.
The bats were back and forth at Boston Park Saturday afternoon, which was clear whenever Aden Parish’s two run homer put SW back on top – making it a 6-7 game.
MN came right back in the fifth to put the game back at a tie, but that was the only run scored that inning. The game headed into the sixth in a nail-biting tie.
SW shut MN down in the top of the sixth, with a quick three up and three down.
With two outs on the board in the bottom of the sixth and runners on base, MN pitcher Max Roby balked, advancing every runner. Roby’s balk gave SW their winning run, making the final score 7-8.
The Players of the Game were Cayden Brown for MN and Seth Springfield for SW.