Phoenix staff, wire reports
CHECOTAH SPLITS – The Wildcats were run-ruled in the first game and returned the favor in the second game of a three-way against Poteau and the Class 2A No. 7 team in the state, Wister.
In game one, Checotah was dominated and shutout in falling to Poteau 11-0 in a run-rule after five innings. The Wildcats managed just six hits. Jack Christian picked up a pair of those hits going 2-of-2 from the plate. Christian and Andrew Sands combined for the loss giving up eight hits and 11 runs, six of which were un-earned.
The Wildcats redeemed the loss by run-ruling the Class 2A No. 7 Wister Wildcats, 14-1 after five innings. Every Checotah player in the line-up had a base hit. Wyatt Hatridge was 2-of-4 from the plate picking up three RBIs, and pitching all five innings, allowing just one earned run. Hatridge improved to 2-0 on the hill and struck out five. The Wildcats (2-1) host Roland at 4:30 p.m. on Monday.
• The Fort Gibson Tigers had a three-way with Noah and Pryor that was cancelled. Fort Gibson will host Wagoner at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
• The Wagoner Bulldogs were rained out at Miami. Wagoner looks to open their season at Catoosa at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
• The Oktaha Tigers doubleheader against Beggs was cancelled. Oktaha will travel to Haskell at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
DALLAS BAPTIST 10, ORAL ROBERTS 5 — At Dallas on Saturday, the Golden Eagles (6-8) had 13 hits led by Emmanuel Forcier’s 3-for-5 day and outhit DBU (11-4) but vell victim to a five-run fifth inning off starter and losing pitcher Gavin Glanz. (0-1).
ARKANSAS SWEEPS — Arkansas trailed Mississippi Valley State 2-0 in the third before scoring a school-record 20 runs in the third and won 20-4. Arkanss won the second game 4-2 with a four spot in the fourth.