Du Quoin and Harrisburg combined for 25 hits, but it was a sixth inning surge by the Bulldogs that saw them plate six runs and rally past Du Quoin 12-8 Saturday afternoon.
In a matchup of unbeatens in a cross-conference showdown, Du Quoin (6-1) made four errors on the day, helping Harrisburg stay perfect at 8-0.
Harrisburg got on the board early, plating a run in the second inning and adding two more in the third to grab a 3-0 lead.
Luke Miller doubled down the right field line, scoring Dawson Griffith for the game's first run and in the third, Ethan Golish's sacrifice fly to left field scored Grant Wilson and Cameron Ande.
Du Quoin responded with three runs of its own in the bottom of the frame as Peyton Foster scored on a passed ball and Owen Cornett singled to center, scoring Caden Hutchens. Camden Waller fielder's choice scored David Lee.
Reed Rider scored on a wild pitch in the top of the fourth as Harrisburg reclaimed the lead, but it was short lived as Harrisburg surrendered four runs in the bottom of the fifth as Waller, Aiden Bradley, Gage Green and Foster all scored for the Indians.
The Bulldogs rallied for six runs in the sixth inning when Grant Wilson's scored Luke Miller and Ross Rider scored on a Cameron Ande sacrifice fly to left field. An Ethan Golish singled to center scored Wilson and Golish scored on Dawson Griffith's single to left field. Riley King, who singled to third, scored on Braden Burtis' fly ball to left field and Griffith scored on Luke Miller's single to right field.
The Indians scratched one more in the bottom of the sixth when Waller scored on Luke Baumna's single to center.
Bauman, Hutchens and Cornet all had two hit days as all three had one RBI and Hutchens scored one run.
Foster, Waller, Bradley and Green all had one hit, while Foster and Waller both scored a pair of runs. Foster, Waller, Bradley and Green all had an RBI.
Harrisburg was led at the plate by Griffith and Miller who both had three hits on the day. Griffith was 3-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI, while Miller was 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored.
Ande, Burtis, Lester and Wilson all had two hits, while Ande had a co-team-high three RBI and a run scored. Wilson had a co-team-high three runs scored and an RBI, while Burtis drove in one run.
Golish, who had three RBI and a run scored had one hit, as did King, who scored one run.
On the mound, Noah Arnold picked up the win for Harrisburg, pitching two innings of relief, striking out four, while allowing one run on one hit. Chance Moscardelli got the start, going four innings and allowing three runs (one earned) on four hits, while striking out seven and walking three. Mark Miller received Moscaredelli and gave up four runs on five hits with two K's and one walk.
Will Meadows got the start for Du Quoin, lasting 5.1 innings and giving up seven runs (three earned) on seven hits, while striking out four and walking two.
Aiden Bradley, who took the loss, gave up three runs on four hits. Waller, who relieved Bradley, gave up two runs on four hits.