The Wolverines won.
But it was a game that prompted baseball purists to cover their eyes.
"It was ... ugly," Bayfield High School baseball coach Ken Hibbard said.
"It was not a pretty game to watch. But we ... won," Hibbard said after the Wolverines came from behind and then held on to beat Kirtland Central 17-16 in the Cortez Tournament on Saturday.
"We really played a couple of games within the game," said Hibbard, who added that both teams had a tough day on the mound and in the field.
Bayfield finished with 17 runs on 11 hits with eight errors.
Kirtland Central totaled 16 runs on 17 hits with six errors.
The game started innocently enough with Bayfield taking a 6-5 lead through three innings. The Wolverines added a pair of runs to lead 8-5.
Kirtland Central responded with a 10-run rally in the bottom of the fourth inning when the Broncos took advantage of seven Bayfield errors to lead 15-8.
With the time limit approaching, the Wolverines answered with seven runs in the top of the fifth to tie the game 15-15.
The teams started the sixth with the "California tiebreaker" rule in place because the normal time limit had expired.
In the California tiebreaker, the visiting team (Wolverines) started the top of the inning with a runner on second base (by rule) and no outs. BHS plated two runs to go up 17-15.
Kirtland Central then started the bottom of the sixth with a runner at second and no outs. Bayfield got two outs before the Broncos doubled home the runner from second to make the score 17-16 with the tying run standing at second.
Bayfield winning pitcher Shea Conrad, in his first prep game on the mound, coaxed a pop fly to third to end the game.
Conrad finished with the win after three innings of work on the mound. He struck out three and allowed only four hits and three runs in his first pitching appearance.
Conrad also drove in two runs and scored three times.
Brenden Harrison was 2-for-3 for BHS.
Teammate Logan Funkhouser was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and five runs scored.
Jeff Huffmyer was 2-for-2 with three RBIs and three runs scored as the Wolverines improved to 6-2 on the season.
The Wolverines, who won two of three games at the Cortez Tournament, including their final two games of the tourney, will play their home opener at 3 p.m. Tuesday against San Juan High School of Blanding, Utah.