Ada downs Durant 9-0

Regina Phillips reginaphillips@civitasmedia.com

April 23, 2014

The Durant Lions were held scoreless on their home field by the Ada Cougars Tuesday afternoon.

The Lions couldn’t push a runner beyond second base in seven tries in the 9-0 loss. Durant managed only two hits offensively and committed four errors defensively.

Ada scored four in the second inning with several well-placed hits and left two on base. The Cougars added three in the fourth inning with the help of two errors and a hard-hit single up the middle. Again, two were left on base.

They tacked on one each in the fifth and sixth innings. The bases were loaded in the sixth when Durant escaped without further damage on a ground out to third baseman Austin Joines.

The Lions’ two hits were singles from Joines and Tyler Stovall, who also reached on an Ada error. Alex Brooks and Joines took walks, and Spencer Tidwell was hit by a pitch.

Durant used four pitchers in the game. Brandon Robison threw the first three, allowing three hits, walking four and striking out two.

Spencer Tidwell was on the mound for the fourth inning, allowing one hit, walking one and hitting a batter.

Brayden Green walked two, allowed two hits and hit one batter in two innings.

Alex Brooks closed out the game and allowed one hit.

Durant dropped to 9-15 on the season.

The Lions’ next action will be an 8 o’clock matchup with the Ardmore Tigers Thursday in the McAlester 5A Shootout.

The next home varsity game is set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday against Tulsa Edison with a junior varsity game to follow.

Contact Regina Phillips at (580) 924-4388 ext. 20 or on Twitter @NewspaperRegina.