MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

April 12, 2014

Prep roundup and today's schedule


Phoenix staff reports

Baseball

MUSKOGEE 4, UNION 3 – Jacob Stinson (1-0) entered in the second inning and stoned the Redskins holding them scoreless on one hit in his six innings of work in the Gladys Winters Festival at Enid and also at Stillwater.

Ke’Shawn Ballard went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Harris Jones went 1-for-3 and drove in a run. Muskogee (15-7) plays Yukon at noon  followed by Mustang at 2 p.m. today, both games at Enid.

COAL MINING CLASSIC at HARTSHORNE — Eufaula lost for only the second time this season, falling to Hartshorne 11-0 in the winner’s bracket. Eufaula is now 16-2 going into today’s third-place game against Poteau at 1 p.m.

Tyler Edgar and Oktaha beat McAlester JV 10-2 in the first game behind Edgars’ stellar performance on the mound. Edgar (2-0) pitched a complete game and also knocked in three runs.

The Tigers then squeaked by Heavener 5-3. Austin Crowder (1-0) entered in the second inning and finished the game. Dalton Martin was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs.

Oktaha (12-6) gets Stigler at 11 a.m. today. Stigler had 21 hits combined in defeating Wilburton 16-6 and Antlers 11-1. Austan Drewry was 5-for-7 for the day with 7 RBIs, including a three-run home run in the Antlers game, his third of the season. Track Jackson (3-for-4, four RBIs) and Cameron Highfill (2-for-3) also stood out offensively against Wilburton. Seth Sandlin (3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs) and Wade Henderson (2-for-4) led the assault against Antlers.

Highfille allowed four Wilburton hits in three innings, striking out five to get the win. Henderson gave up three hits in three innings against Antlers. Stigler (10-8) plays Oktaha  at 11 a.m. today.

CENTRAL SALLISAW TOURNAMENT — 3A No. 5 Vian beat Pocola 10-4. A.J. Rodriguez hit a sixth inning three-run homer to put the Wolverines up 9-4. Rodriguez was 2-for-3 with a pair of runs, and three RBIs. Matt McConnell (1-1) threw 5 1/3 innings allowing a single run on three hits. Josh Cowart went 2-for-3 with three runs and an RBI. Vian (15-3) plays the Spiro in the finals at 5:30 p.m. today.

RIVERSIDE CONFERENCE — Porum beat Braggs 14-1 in the winner’s final. Payton York’s solo blast in the first was all the offense on the night for the Wildcats. No info was available for Porum.

Webbers Falls beat Gans 6-2 and Porter 14-3 and will meet Braggs at noon in the consolation final. Dillon Coleman was a combined 6-for-7 in the two games and Taylor Stevens was 3-for-3 against Gans. The Webbers-Braggs winner will play Porum at 2 p.m. and can force an if-necessary game at 4 p.m. should Porum lose.

WARNER 9, HULBERT 1 – Kayden Hammans was perfect on the day going 3-for-3 and crossing the plate twice for the Eagles. Hunter Morris went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a run. Levi Jones (2-3) went five innings giving up one hit and no earned runs while sitting down 10 Rider hitters on strikes. Warner (8-10) goes to Gore at 4 p.m. Monday.

CASCIA HALL 12, FORT GIBSON 2 — The Tigers fell to 8-12 with the road loss.



Boys soccer

WAGONER 1, GLENPOOL 0 — Cameron Dumond scored the lone goal as the Bulldogs (5-5, 2-0) knocked off Glenpool (6-5, 2-2) in a District 4A-7 game.



Girls soccer

GLENPOOL 4, WAGONER 1 — Glenpool (8-2, 4-0 4A-8) remained unbeaten with a win over Wagoner (5-4, 3-1) at Glenpool.

 

Slowpitch softball

FESTIVAL OF CHAMPIONS — At Muskogee High School’s Rougher Park, Randee O’Donnell’s double off the wall led to the go-ahead run on  Kirsten Chase’s single and two-base fielding error, then Class 6A No. 4 Tahlequah held off 3A No. 1 Tushka 5-4 on a bases-loaded flyout to Caitlin Chuculate in left field.

Tahlequah (21-4), which rallied from a 4-0 deficit to win, also beat Class A No. 6 Arapaho 12-2.

“Not to take away from who we played because they’re going to be competitve in their classes at the state tournament, but we didn’t play as well as we’re capable,” Tahlequah coach Matt Cloud, whose team was second in the Muskogee-Tahlequah Slug-Out last week.

“It was a hard day to hit with the wind blowing in but we made plays when we needed to.”

What hitting he had was spread out. Chase and Kortney Dry had two hits each against Tushka and against Araphano, Nikki Girdner was 4-for-4 and Bub Peters, Whitney Wright and O’Donnell each went 2-for-4.

“It’s somebody different and that’s the good thing about us. It’s never always someone at the top,” Cloud said. “We’re not peaking yet but we don’t want to just yet.”

Muskogee did not play Friday, having gone 3-0 on Thursday.

In other scores Friday, Muldrow beat Arapaho 11-2. Tushka beat Jenks 12-6. Red Oak beat Muldrow 8-7 and Jenks 4-3.

STIGLER 7, EUFAULA 0 – Nina Echelle’s big bat knocked in three runs, going 2-for-3 with a double for the Lady Panthers. Chris Copeland (5-2) got the shutout victory. Stigler (12-4) hosts Porum at 4 p.m. on Monday.

HULBERT 16, OKAY 3 – The Lady Riders bats were smoking accounting for 20 total hits. Tina Buford, Paige Taylor, and DeLaney Keener each had three hits.

NO SCORE REPORTED — Gans at Gore, Eufaula vs. Quinton

VIAN SWEEPS — Vian beat Checotah 15-4 and 14-2 to move to 9-1 on the year.



Boys tennis

ROUGHERS WIN — Capturing both singles titles, Muskogee took first in the Norman Tournament, co-hosted by Norman and Norman North on Friday.

Connor Finerty won at No. 1 singles, going 3-0 and capping it with a win over Joseph Davenport of Santa Fe, 6-1, 6-2. Ryan Pearce equaled that at No. 2 singles, beating Byng’s Dylan West 6-2, 6-2 in the finals. Muskogee had 28 points, edging Byng with 27 and Santa Fe with 26 in a field of eight teams.

Stephen Crank and Seth Chapuis were fourth in No. 1 doubles and in No. 2 doubles, Aspen Teague and Colin Watson were also fourth, both teams going 1-2 on the day.

Muskogee is in the Union Team Tournament on Saturday.



Girls tennis

LADY ROUGHERS THIRD — Muskogee’s Laura Jardine and Alexis Rosson led the charge, finishing atop the pack in No. 1 doubles, and Abby Wayman was second at No. 1 singles at the Norman tourney, co-hosted by Norman High and Norman North. Byng won the tournament with 31 points, Muskogee had 24 points and trailed Norman North by one point.

Jardine and Rosson won three matches, including a 6-4, 6-3 win over Maggie Marcum and Gabby Schreiner of Norman in the finals. Wayman won two matches but fell in the finals to Byng’s Kalina Popova, 6-1, 6-1.

Timberleigh McGee was fourth in No. 1 singles, going 1-2. Marta Fraile and Madison Hiner went 0-2 in No. 2 doubles.

Muskogee girls join the boys in the Union team tourney today.



Today’s games

BASEBALL


Muskogee vs. Yukon (noon) and Mustang (2 p.m.) at Enid in Gladys Winters Tournament

Victory at Checotah, noon

Nixo, Mo., at Tahlequah, 1:30 p.m.

Jay at Wagoner, 1 p.m.

Sequoyah at Okmulgee, 2 p.m.

Hilldale at Nike Pro Nine, Owasso, 11 a.m.

Coal Mining Classic at Hartshorne: Oktaha vs. Stigler, 11 a.m.; Eufaula vs. Poteau, 1 p.m.;

Central Sallisaw Tournament: Vian vs. Spiro, 5:30 p.m.

Riverside Conference: Webbers Falls vs. Braggs, noon; winner vs. Porum, 2 p.m. (if necessary, additional game at 4 p.m.)

SOFTBALL

Sequoyah Tournament, Sequoyah vs. Wyandotte, Oktaha vs. Muldrow