DURANT - The Durant Lions faced off against the Broken Bow Savages and came away with a 4-2 victory at the Durant Sports Multi-Complex on Tuesday afternoon.
Brandon Maynard took the mound for the Lions and pitched a complete game with seven strike-outs. Maynard found himself in bases loaded situations in three different innings and allowed only two runs.
“That shows the composer of a senior pitcher. Maynard has been in that position many times before and he fought through it and found the way to do it.” said head coach Ron Norman, “Pitching for your heart will allow you to do that.”
The Lions jumped on the Savages early in the first inning. Matthew Knox got the ball rolling with a well place bunt down first base line. Then Alex Brooks hit the ball into the infield but the throw went awry and Knox crossed home plate for Durant’s first run. Durant led 1-0.
Durant added three more runs in the bottom of the second inning. Carson Campbell got on base with a single. Then Spencer Tidwell drove him in a RBI single to left field. With two men on base and two outs, Austin Joines stepped into the batters box and hammered a 2 RBI double to the outfield wall that gave the Lions a 4-0 lead.
Broken Bow bounced back in the top of the third inning with two runs. Maynard found himself with bases loaded and allowed two runs off of three hits. The savages cut into the Lions lead, 4-2.
That’s how the scored stayed as the Lions claimed a home victory over the Broken Bow Savages.
“I thought we played pretty well.” said Norman, “We jumped on them early and got some runs, then we got afraid to take a walk and things of that nature. However, the season is still early. It’s like climbing Mt. Everest, we have a long way to go.”
The Lions hit the road from March 27-29 as they compete in the Chickasha Tournament.