Darton State Baseball has been off to an up and down start. They went 1-3 to start the year. Rebounded with 4 straight wins. And then, lost three straight coming into Saturday afternoon.
With two games scheduled for Saturday, the Cavaliers started their day against the Southern Union Bison.
The Cavs came out hot, scoring five runs in the first three innings, three of which coming in the first.
But the Bison fought back, closing a 5-2 gap with 3 runs in the top of the 6th inning.
Then, the Bison took a brief 6-5 lead in the 7th, before the Cavs answered back in the bottom half of the inning.
So, the two teams would go to extra innings, both of which going scoreless in the 8th.
But in the bottom of the 9th, with runners on second and third, Tyler Morris drove home the winning run, with an RBI single to center-field.
The Cavs used small ball to manufacture runs and get the job done.
Particularly, relying on sacrifice hits and bunts.
"That's our game though, that's how we play," said Head Coach Scot Hemmings. "We refused to play that way for 11 games. And today, we showed bunt nine or 10 times. We laid down three or four bunts. That's our game and every body knows it. And when we play that way, we're very successful."
And that success carried over to the Cavs second game of the day, when they defeated Volunteer State, 5-2.