MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

March 19, 2013

Area roundup and schedule


Phoenix Staff Reports

Prep baseball

MUSKOGEE OPENS WITH WIN – The Muskogee Roughers opened play at the Coach Bob Invitational in Phoenix with a 7-6 come-from-begin win over Goldwater (Ariz.).

Trailing 5-4 in the sixth inning, Garret Brown put the Roughers (6-5) ahead with a two-run single, giving Muskogee a 6-5 advantage. Dakota Morse improved to 2-1 on the season with the win while Ethan Brown earned his third save of the season.

“We came out flat but played OK,” said Muskogee coach Jeremy Griffin. “We hit the ball well but had some defensive miscues.”

Harris Jones was 3-for-4 with a triple, double and single while Brown was 2-for-4.

“It was not the best game we’ve played,” Griffin said. “We pitched well but made some errors. We should play better.”

The Roughers continued action in the tournament with a game against Shadow Ridge (Ariz.) at 9 p.m. today.

HILLDALE DOWNS ASHER, RATTAN – The Hilldale Hornets extended their winning streak to seven straight by beating Class B No. 2 Asher 7-2 and Class A No. 1 Rattan 9-0 in Red Oak on Tuesday.

In the opening game against Asher, Devin Riede scattered six hits for the Hornets (8-4) and pitching six scoreless after giving up two runs in the first.. Hilldale’s runs came on a two-run single Colby Mullens, a two-run double by Scott Rodden and RBI-singles by Derek Altman and Aaron Sanders. Miles Jackson manufactured a run on his own in the sixth inning with steals of second and third and coming home on a passed ball.

Versus Rattan, the Hornets scored five runs in second inning, highlighted by a Bailey Puckett single and a two-run single by Mullens. Puckett had an RBI in the third along with Puckett while Hilldale added three more runs in the sixth, highlighted by Hunter Harrison’s two-run home run. Harrison got the win on the mound, yielding four hits while striking out six.

EUFAULA 2, SEQUOYAH 1 – The Eufaula Ironheads held on to beat the Sequoyah Indians on Tuesday in Eufaula despite being outhit 4-2.

Colin Walsh (3-0) was the winning pitcher and gave up all four hits and the only run. He and Cody Faries had the hits for the Ironheads (4-2). Forest Paden and Casey Pryor scored the runs for Eufaula.

WARNER 11, NOWATA 0 - The Eagles (10-1) won behind Levi Jones’ no-hitter in Tuesday night’s game in the Ketchum Tournament.

Jones, who is now 5-0, pitched all five innings in the run-rule victory and struck out four. Clint Kite had a triple with two RBIs, Jones had two singles and two RBIs and Cody Coffman and Tim Smithson each had a double with two RBIs. Warner continues play in the Ketchum Tournament at noon Thursday against Chelsea.

CHECOTAH SPLITS – The Wildcats dropped their first game of the day to Okemah 4-2 before returning to beat Stroud 7-1.

Checotah (8-3) saw Andrew Sands get his first win of the season, combining on a one-hitter with Kameron Elerick and Jack Christian, in the game against Stroud, pitching three innings while striking out five, while Wyatt Hatridge suffered the loss to Okemah, going four innings with five strikeouts and one earned run.

At the plate in the first game, Trey Blankenship was 2-for-3 with a run scored while Sands was 1-for-3 with an RBI-double.

Versus Stroud, Caleb Knight and Hatridge were 2-for-2 with Knight driving in four runs, three on his third home run of the season in the first inning, while Hatridge had an RBI. Cade Christian was 2-for-3 with two runs scored while Jack Christian was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

The Wildcats play today in the Mannford tournament at 12:30 p.m. against Mannford.



Prep slowpitch softball

PORUM 20, OKAY 3 – The Lady Panthers improved to 7-0 with the win over the Lady Mustangs.

Makala Tillery (7-0) got the win in the circle and was also 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a solo home run in the second inning, her first of the season.

Mallory Smith was 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBIs to lead Porum while Katie McCullar 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBIs.



College baseball

BACONE 6-3, MID-AMERICA 1-1 – The Bacone Warriors improved to 22-8 on the season with the sweep of Mid-America Christian at Warrior Field on Tuesday.

Kyandi Ortiz (2-0) got the win in the opener, pitching six innings and scattering five hits while striking out seven while Jesse Fish earned his first save of the season. Anthony Seabolt was 1-for-3 with two RBIs to lead the way.

In the nightcap it was Eric Aguillard (4-1) with the decision, tossing five innings and giving up three hits with three strikeouts. Wade Morten and Jean Ortiz were both 2-for-3 with one run scored while Eric Folkers was 1-for-2 with one run scored and two RBIs.



College softball

CONNORS 16-9, LAMAR STATE 7-4 – The Connors State softball team wrapped up its Texas swing on Tuesday as the Cowgirls swept a doubleheader from Lamar State.

The Cowgirls are now 15-19 for the year and will return home to play Western Oklahoma State next Tuesday in a doubleheader.

Amanda O’Neal took the win in the opener in relief. Sammy Perry led the way with a 3-for-3 performance, which included two doubles and a triple. Tahlequah ex Whittney Whittmore pounded out three base hits, which included a double and three RBIs. O’Neal helped her own cause with two hits, including a two-run homer.

The second game was also all Cowgirls as Jessica Christian took the win inside the circle. Ashley Dunigan and Hilldale exes Kali Romine and Erin Isham had two hits each in the game. Dunigan stole three bases in the twin bill to add to a stolen base total on the season, which tops 30.

Wednesday's Games

PREP SCHEDULES

Baseball


Muskogee at Coach Bob Invitational vs. Shadow Ridge HS at Surprise, Ariz., 4:30 p.m.

Eufaila vs. Mannford at Mannford Tournament, 12:30 p.m.



COLLEGE SCHEDULES

Baseball


Missouri State at NSU (2), 1 p.m.,

Oral Roberts at Oklahoma, 6:30 p.m.

Southeastern at OSU, 6:30 p.m.

Softball

North Texas at Oklahoma State, 6 p.m.