TULSA - In a nip-and-tuck affair much like Tuesday’s district contest in Durant, it was host Tulsa Edison that took advantage of the final at-bat to post a 7-6 district win over the visiting Lions Thursday evening.
Rustin Postier, son of former Southeastern great Paul Postier, slapped a RBI single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh for the Eagles’ game winner, in each team’s final district contest. The Lions had forged a 6-6 tie moments earlier when Austin Joines drove in Alex Brooks with a sacrifice fly following Brandon Robison’s one out double.
Durant got off to a fast start, plating a pair of runs in the opening inning with runs-scoring singles from Robison and Joines. Edison answered with a two-run homer in the bottom of the frame before Robison settled in on the mound to hold the hosts scoreless over the next three stanzas.
The Lions moved in front 3-2 in the second as Dakota Finley walked and eventually came around to score on a Matthew Knox ground out. They added another run in the top of the fifth as Knox walked and rode home on a Brooks’ double.
Edison rallied for four runs off a pair of Durant relievers in the bottom of the innings, cashing in three hits as well as two walks, forging a 6-4 advantage.
That lead was short-lived as Durant capitalized on two errors to plate one run on a ground out from Carson Campbell. Reliever Tyler Stovall worked around a leadoff single in the bottom of the frame to allow the Lions to tie it in the seventh, setting the stage for the Eagles’ final comeback.
Robison and Joines finished with two hits apiece to lead the Durant offense. Joines drove in two and Robison had one RBI. Brooks added a double and Cooper Webb chipped in a single.
The Lions are slated to close out the regular season on Monday on the road at Ardmore starting at 4:30.