In a game that featured 41 hits from Jenks and Muskogee at Rougher Park on Tuesday, it turned out to be walks that decided it, or more specifically, 12 straight balls.
Muskogee, down by five after two and eight heading into their at-bats in the both the fourth and the fifth, prevailed in a wild one, 21-20.
Shania Henry drew the first one which loaded the bases. Riley Schuler walked in the tying run and then Haidyn Henry plated the winner.
Trailing 13-5 in the fourth, Laynie Gragg’s two run double was the big bat in a four-run fourth for Muskogee. In the fifth, trailing 17-9, the Roughers sent nine consecutive batters to the plate with one out. Jordan Simmons, Brookelyn Gilmore and D’Asia Brown contributed RBI singles and April Charboneau’s sac fly tied the game at 17.
Jenks went back up with a pair of runs in the sixth, but Gilmore doubled in a run and Gragg’s sacrifice fly tied it again, this time at 19-all.
Meagan Lyon parked Gragg’s third delivery of the seventh over the center field fence, putting the Roughers down again. this time by just a run. But Gragg escaped further trouble, retiring three of the next four on just one more hit.
Muskogee outhit Jenks by the same count as the final score. Gilremore had four hits in five at-bats. Amber Purdin was 3-for-5, Brown, Simmons, Gragg, Henry, Charboneau and Kayleigh Phillips all had two hits each.
The Roughers have won back-to-back games and are 2-1 heading to a Thursday game at Haskell.