DURANT - After spotting Denison an early 6-0 lead the Durant High summer squad came roaring back for a doubleheader sweep Tuesday night at the Durant Multi-Sports Complex.
The Lions plated 11 unanswered runs in an 11-6 opening win and then held on for a 7-6 triumph in the nightcap.
Durant will be in action at home again on Thursday facing Colbert in a 4 p.m. twinbill.
Early control problems by starting hurler Brandon Robison dug the hosts a big hole but the southpaw fought through it and hurled four consecutive scoreless frames to allow the Lions to rally. He allowed five hits, struck out three and walked five.
Spencer Tidwell worked two stanzas of one-hit relief to record the pitching save.
The Durant offense responded quickly to the deficit by pushing across six runs of its own in the bottom of the first inning. Seth White and Alex Brooks each had singles while Riley Hendrix and Dakota Finley contributed two-run singles and Robison chipped in a RBI hit.
Durant claimed the lead for good in the third when White drew a leadoff walk and Cooper Webb singled ahead of an Alex Brooks three-run homer.
The hosts then picked up a single tally in the fourth on a Kolby Blake run-scoring single and another in the sixth as Brody Morgan doubled and scored on a Brandon Maynard hit.
Brooks and Maynard led the hitting brigade with two hits apiece.
In the nightcap Maynard fired two innings allowing one unearned run in his first start of the summer. Austin Joines then tossed the final three stanzas, yielding five unearned runs, but managed to preserve the victory with a final strikeout with the tying and go-ahead runs in scoring position.
Durant’s offense notched an early run on a Brooks RBI double and then added two more runs in the second following singles from Joines and Robison with a Finley triple.
The Lions then picked up four more runs in the third inning, which proved to be just enough. Webb’s two-run triple provided the decisive blow.
Thursday: League squad vs. Rattan, 10 a.m. doubleheader At Atoka Sports Complex and Travel squad vs. Colbert, 4 p.m. doubleheader At Durant Multi-Sports Complex.
Saturday: Travel squad at Mineola, Texas, 2 p.m. doubleheader