Kaden Stephenson’s first hit of the game could not have come at a better time.
With a 6-0 lead completely gone and extra innings looming at Elliott Field in Chickasha on Friday, Stephenson delivered a walk-off RBI single to give Chickasha a 7-6 win over the Lindsay Leopards. Stephenson had one hit in the game and drove in two runs for the Chicks.
Chickasha scored at least one run in each of the first four innings and seemingly had complete control of the game.
The Chicks scored two runs in the bottom of the first, one of which came from an Austin Albright RBI single. Luke Johnson drove in the game’s second run.
The Chicks led 5-0 in the bottom of the fourth when Nic Harris stepped up to the plate. He drove in a run with an RBI triple. Harris went 2-for-3 in the game with his one RBI. He safely reached base his first three at-bats of the game.
Up until the fifth inning, Lindsay’s offense struggled and did not record a hit until the top half of the fourth. Despite their previous struggles, the Leopards rallied in the fifth inning and managed to tie the game at six.
Besides driving in a run on offense, Johnson was also a key defensive player behind the plate. Lindsay had a runner in scoring position in the sixth, but Johnson was able to throw him out at third base.
The Chicks moved to 5-4 on the season with the win.