Gage Trahan’s seventh-inning double Saturday brought Tecumseh its first baseball victory this spring as the Savages nipped Ada 1-0.
Down to their last at-bats in regulation and looking at the likelihood of extra innings, the Savages got a one-out walk from Jake Smiley. Jordan Colvin then worked another base on balls. Trahan, who was pinch-hitting, cashed in the effort with a walk-off double to right-center field that ended the game.
The timely hit made a winner out of Conner Patton, who pitched seven scoreless innings, giving up just four hits and one walk while striking out six Cougar batters.
Patton’s stellar outing included getting out of a serious jam in the fourth inning. Ada had the bases loaded with only one out, but Patton struck out the next two hitters to end the threat.
Trahan’s double was one of only two hits allowed by Ada pitcher Micah Simmer. The other was a single by Allan Brewer in the fourth inning.
The game, played at Seminole State College, was supposed to be followed by a Tecumseh-Seminole matchup, but that contest was rained out.
Tecumseh (1-2) will return to action Thursday with a 5 p.m. game against Henryetta in the Preston Festival.