Lawton High showed it has grown up on the diamond Monday night after a 6-5 win over Norman in the Wolverines' first home game of the young season.
LHS (1-1, 1-0) led 5-3 going to the top of the seventh. Norman got one run on a bloop-single, but then got two quick outs. With a man on third, Norman hit a ground ball that LHS threw away allowing Norman to tie the game.
That type of thing happened all the time to LHS last year and they would normally go on to lose. Monday night may have signaled a turnaround.
Holden Capps walked to start the bottom of the seventh and was moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by cleanup hitter Brayden Albert. Ethan Young was intentionally walked to put runners on first and second with one out. Sophomore Tristan Young followed up with a walk-off RBI double.
"Last year we always talked about finding ways to win and we usually didn't, but tonight we did," Head coach Brad Passmore said. "After an error like that last season, it would affect us. Tonight, our attitudes were great. They picked each other up and went out and won the game."
The game was tight the entire way. LHS took the lead in the second when Collin Brierton was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Norman took the lead in the fourth with two runs. LHS tied it up in the bottom of the inning when Young scored on an error.