The Henryetta high school Dirtbags split a two-game series with Checotah this week, winning 13-11 on Monday then falling 12-2 Tuesday afternoon.
In the Monday encounter, the Dirtbags took the win in the seventh inning breaking a 9-9 tie when Connor Bullard single scoring Ethan Palmer. With one out, Austin Palmer singled then was put out at second. That distraction allowed Dalton Pemberton and David Reid to score what would be the winning runs.
Checotah managed to get two runs in the bottom of the seventh on a two out double but fell short with a dropped third strike and put out at first.
Opening up that game, Ethan Palmer and Bullard put the first two Henryetta runs on the board in the first inning. Checotah tied it up with a grounder to center scoring two. The Wildcats used a triple, single and Henryetta error to add three runs in the second.
Over the next two innings, Checotah would add four more runs while Henryetta could only get three.
It was the Dirtbags’ turn to score in the fifth and sixth innings.
In the fifth. Austin Palmer would score on a Checotah Error then Gage Osmond scored with a wild pitch.
The game was tied 9-9 in the sixth inning when Bullard scored on a wild pitch then Taylor Homeric came home with bases loaded and Wyatt Coy drawing a walk.
That set the stage for the three runs by Henryeta for the win.
Tuesday night saw the Dirtbags held scoreless until the fourth inning.
Checotah had a four-run lead when Coy scored on an Austin Palmer single. An inning later Phillip Rice would add a run in the bottom of the fifth on a line drive single by Ethan Palmer.
Checotah put four runs in each of the fifth and sixth innings for the win.
During the game, henryetta had only four hits while Checotah posted 11.