LEBANON — Southmont jumped out to a 5-0 lead against Lebanon Monday before the wheels fell off and the Tigers came back to win 11-5.

Tiger pitcher Hayden Parker didn't look like he was going to have too much trouble in the first, retiring the first two batters of the inning. But a walk to Koy Archer was followed by an error and a single by Zach Worm to make it 1-0.

The next two batters were hit by pitches to load the bases for Brandon Rogers, who drew a walk to force in another run. Cam Chadd followed with an RBI-single before a 2-run double by 9-hole hitter Ryan Stanley made it 5-0.

After that, Southmont managed only two hits the rest of the way. They had multiple base runners in the second and fourth innings, but couldn't score.

"It was a great start, but you can't stop there," Southmont head coach Jamie Welliever said. "It is a long game. We had chances to get more and couldn't capitalize on them."

Lebanon got a run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the second inning to make it 5-1, but stranded eight runners in the first three innings.

They were able to break through on their chance to score in the fourth inning. The Tigers loaded the bases with no outs without a hit in the inning, before Bryce Shearer hit an RBI-single to make it 5-2.

Two batters later, Tyler Welborn hit a sacrifice fly to cut the deficit to two, before Dafoe walked to reload the bases.

Senior Benji Hudson came up and delivered for the Tigers (6-11, 6-6 SAC), tripling to center on the first pitch he saw to make it 6-5.

Welliever said the wheels started to fall off for the Mounties in the middle innings.

"The whole game our pitchers were flirting with danger," Welliever said. "We were getting behind in the counts and walking and hitting batters. We were hanging in there until the fourth inning and then we just couldn't make the pitches. Then it got contagious and we stopped making plays. We just couldn't recover."

Chadd took the loss for the Mounties (12-8, 4-7 SAC), allowing nine runs (eight earned) in 1.2 innings. He allowed five hits and walked three.

Starter Cole Roach went three innings, allowing five hits and one run.

The two teams play again today at Southmont.

"It is how the high school season goes, you turn around and go right back at it," Welliever said. "We have to keep working on the little things."