The Red Deer Riggers moved into first place in the Sunburst League after defeating the Edmonton Cubs Tuesday evening in Sylvan Lake.
Red Deer jumped out to a 2-1 lead in the third inning but gave up a run in the fifth and sixth inning before falling behind 3-2 heading into the final frame.
The Riggers scored two runs in the seventh inning to win in walk-off fashion and earn a tight victory against their longtime rival.
Rookie Justin Reay won player of the game with two stolen bases and a triple in the seventh inning. Josh Edwards and Jay Kirkham each had an RBI in the victory. Miles Love-Hollman also chipped in two hits and a steal for the Riggers.
Pitcher Kai Poffenroth took home the win after closing the game out and contributing a strikeout. Meanwhile, Rees DeRuyter pitched 3.2 innings with two strikeouts and Davin Gulbransen pitched two innings with two strikeouts.
Next up for the Riggers is a match-up with the Tigers in St. Albert on Friday at 7:30 p.m.