MIDWEST CITY — The Ada Cougars offense continued to click in a pair of games at the Carl Albert Tournament on Thursday.

But a defensive lapse kept coach Ronny Johns’ club from completing a sweep.

Clint Bowker hit a tie-breaking solo home run in the bottom of the sixth to give Ada a thrilling 10-9 win over Lawton MacArthur in the opener but Clinton scored five unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth to edge the Cougars 10-7 in Game 2.

Ada, now 15-8 on the year, wraps up pool play in the loaded tournament today with a 4 p.m. battle with Enid (No. 14 in Class 6A).

Ada pounded 25 hits in the pair of Thursday games.

“We hit the ball well yesterday. We just didn’t make some key plays there in the sixth inning that hurt us,” Johns said.

Ada 10, Lawton MacArthur 9

The Cougars trailed 7-3 early but scored the games next six runs — including a grand slam by Chase Sanders in the bottom of the fourth — to grab a 9-7 lead.

The Highlanders scored single runs in the fifth and sixth frames to knot the score, but Bowker’s round-tripper in the bottom of the sixth won it. He would finish a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with a pair of RBIs while scoring three times.

Bowker also pitched the final five innings in relief to earn the mound win.

Sanders added a two-run single to his offensive output to finish 2-for-4 with six RBIs. Leadoff hitter Josh Balch went 3-for-4 with a double and designated hitter Riley Keith blasted a two-run homer in a 2-for-3 showing while scoring twice.

Quaid Johns also had a pair of hits for the Cougars.

Clinton 10, Ada 7

The Cougars scored three runs in the top of the sixth to grab a 6-5 lead before allowing the five unearned runs in the bottom of the inning thanks to two of three AHS errors in the game.

Alex Leach led the Cougar offense, going 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Balch also had two hits and drove in two runs.

Bowker, Johns, and Keith also had two hits each.