The El Dorado Drillers came away with a win and a tie in their first two games at the Texarkana Tournament on Saturday.
The Drillers (8-6-1) scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth to deliver a walk-off win with a 7-6 triumph over Longview (Texas). In their second game, the Drillers played DeQueen to a 2-2 draw.
In the opener, the Drillers trailed 6-3, but rallied with two runs in the fourth and fifth innings to cap their comeback.
In the fifth, Jacob Orr was hit by a pitch and Reid Nixon entered the game as a pinch runner.
Jamison Dumas followed with a single to put runners at first and second.
One out later, Hunter Lawrence belted a 2-1 offering off of the first baseman’s shoulder that allowed Nixon and Dumas to score after the ball rolled into foul territory.
The rally gave A.J. Alsobrook the win in relief. Alsobrook, who improved his record to 2-0, allowed four hits and two runs with both being earned in two innings of work. He walked one and struck out two.
The Drillers found themselves in a 3-0 hole early, but began to chip away, scoring a run in the bottom of the first with Jax Todd scoring on a sacrifice fly by Justin Dumas after he led off the game with a walk and stole second and third.
Trailing 4-1, the Drillers cut their deficit to a run in the third.
Alsobrook led off with a walk and stole second, and Todd followed with a walk of his own.
After a double steal put runners at second and third, Shadarious Plummer walked to load the bases.
Sawyer Cropper then drew a free pass to score Alsobrook to make it 4-2.
One out later, Orr drove in Todd with a sacrifice fly to pull the Drillers within a run.
After Longview scored twice in the fourth, the Drillers answered with two runs of their own to set up their game-winning rally an inning later.
Sam York led off with a walk, stole second and took third on a passed ball. Lawrence then walked and stole second.
One out later, Alsobrook walked to load the bases, and Todd collected an RBI by drawing a free pass of his own.
Plummer then walked to bring home Lawrence to make it 6-5.
Lawrence, Todd, Orr and Jamison Dumas each had one hit in the contest.
Lawrence had a walk, a stolen base and two RBIs, while Todd swiped three bases, scored two runs, walked twice and had and RBI.
Orr scored one run and had an RBI, and Dumas had a walk and scored one run.
Cropper, the Drillers’ starter, allowed seven hits and four runs with three being earned in three innings of work. He walked one and struck out two.
In their second game, the Drillers scored single runs in the first and third innings to take a 2-0 lead, but DeQueen scored twice in the sixth to force the tie.
Lawrence allowed two hits, walked two and struck out one over four shutout innings for the Drillers.
Tyler Johnson allowed the pair of sixth-inning runs, which were both earned. In two innings, he allowed three hits, walked two and didn’t record any strikeouts.
Justin Dumas worked a scoreless frame, registering one strikeout with no hits and no walks.
The Drillers took advantage of a miscue in the first.
Alsobrook led off with a walk and stole second.
After Plummer walked, an error on a pickoff throw to first scored Alsobrook with the game’s first run.
In the third, Trace Davis led off with a walk and Todd singled to put runners at the corners.
Todd was thrown out trying to steal second, but Davis scored on the play to make it 2-0.
Johnson, Lawrence, Davis and Todd each had one hit for the Drillers.
Johnson had a walk and two stolen bases, while Davis walked and scored a run and Lawrence had a stolen base.
The Drillers played their final game in pool play Sunday night against Lake Hamilton.