A passed ball moved Lindley to third and Curliss to second, so the Tigers intentionally walked Blake Tubbs to load the bases.
That set up the freshman Parker, who singled sharply past a diving Josh Sparrow at first base to score Lindley and complete the comeback victory.
“I was just hoping, if it was close, to fight it off, and ended up squaring it up,” Parker said of his game-winning single.
“I was up on the plate and already waiting on the outside pitch.”
The Miners also overcame a two-run deficit earlier in the game, having fallen behind 3-1 in the top of the fifth when Bradley McCoy singled to left to drive in a run, with another run scoring on Takoma Alexander’s outfield error. But Colton Tubbs drew a walk to begin the bottom of the fifth, then Tigers starting pitcher Austin Crowder hit Lindley.
Curliss sacrificed the runners to second and third, then Blake Tubbs drew a walk to load the bases. Up came Parker, who promptly drilled a pitch over McCoy’s head in right field.
All three runners scored, and Ezekiel made it to third for the bases-clearing triple and a 4-3 lead. Parker scored one batter later on a double by Seth Ezekiel, and Ezekiel eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Akins for a 6-3 Miners lead.
Parker finished 3-for-4 with four runs batted in and a run scored.
Lindley’s sacrifice fly gave Hartshorne a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third. Oktaha tied it on an RBI single by LaSarge in the top of the fourth.
Akins pitched a complete game for the Miners, giving up nine runs on 11 hits, a walk and six strikeouts. He almost escaped the top of the seventh giving up just two runs, getting LaSarge to ground one at Parker at third base.