BASEBALL: Fightin' Chicks battle Bombers at home

Mar. 15—A deficit did not faze the Fightin' Chicks.

Trailing 4-0 entering the bottom half of the fourth inning Thursday, Chickasha started to get things going. The Fightin' Chicks kept battling and scored the final five runs of the game to pick up a 5-4 win over the Midwest City Bombers in Chickasha.

A walk-off hit in the bottom half of the 10th inning gave Chickasha the victory.

Final inning

Chickasha was finally able to break a 4-4 tie after loading the bases in the 10th inning.

With one out, Layton Bryan, Bryan Lopez and Lane Johnson got on base to set up a bases-loaded situation for Logan Palesano. And Palesano delivered, recording a base hit to complete the comeback victory for the Fightin' Chicks.

It was the team's seventh win in their first eight games.


Finishing the game with two hits and an RBI, Lopez helped Chickasha get on the board and start its comeback in the bottom half of the fourth inning. Chickasha responded quickly after the Bombers scored three runs in the top half of the inning to go up 4-0.

After Kyler Venable and Bryan got on base, Lopez delivered a run-scoring hit to get Chickasha on the board. Johnson then brought in a run, and Chickasha only trailed by two runs after the inning.

A run-scoring hit from Bryan in the fifth inning cut the deficit to one, and Chickasha added one more run with two outs in the seventh to tie the game.

Casen Brewington entered the game to hit in the bottom of the seventh and drew an important walk that put the tying run on base. With the tying run on third and two outs, Venable just put the ball in play.

Putting the ball in play worked, and the Bombers were unable to come up with what looked like was going to be a routine out. Just like that, the game was tied.


After the Bombers totaled four runs in the first four innings of the game, Chickasha held the Bombers scoreless for the final six innings of the game.

That stretch included two final scoreless innings for starting pitcher Brody Ross and four scoreless innings of relief from three pitchers. Bryan, Kiefer Woods and Tyson Owens combined to shut out Midwest City over the game's final four innings.

Owens ended up earning the win after coming in with two runners on base and just one out in the ninth inning. Only one runner reached base in his 1 2/3 innings, and he struck out three batters during that stretch.