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March 21, 2014

Thursday's prep baseball roundup

JENKS 8, MUSKOGEE 2 — A ground-ball error and a rash of walks cost the Roughers (8-3) in a bracket-final battle with a rival three states away in the Coach Bob Invitational in Phoenix.

It was a scoreless battle until Jenks registered an unearned run in the fifth then after another error and a couple walks, Tony Horn was pulled but the walks and miscues continued in a five-run sixth. Muskogee got two runs in the seventh to prevent a shutout. Dakota Morse’s RBI double and another run on an error accounted for the scoring.

Muskogee returns home today and plays Noah on Monday.

VIAN 10, MULHALL-ORLANDO 0 — Eric Cartmill (1-0) threw a four-inning perfect game with eight strikeouts in winning the game in the Ripley Tournament. Denver Coffee was 2-for-2 with an RBI and was the only multi-hit slugger for the Wolverines (6-1), who play Stonewall at 4 p.m. today.

FORT GIBSON 9, SAPULPA 5 — In the Aggie Classic in Pensacola, Fla., the Tigers (3-6) beat an Oklahoma neighbor and got coach Randy Smith his 761st win, moving him into sixth place in total wins for Oklahoma spring baseball coaches.  Bugbba Stone was 2-for-4 with a double and drove in three runs. Tristan Johnson was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. The Tigers had nine hits overall, good enough insurance for Will Rumbley (1-0) to get the win in 5 2/3 relief innings. He scatttered seven hits and allowed one run. Brayden Williams pitched for the save.

CAMERON FESTIVAL — Eufaula moved to 8-0 with a pair of wins. Ronnie Hallum’s two-run double was the big blow in a six-run sixth as the Ironheads rallied from a 6-3 deficit to win 10-7. Colin Walch was 2-for-3 and Brandon Hopkins 2-for-4. Trey Moore (3-0) allowed seven hits and struck out three in five innings. For Oktaha, Dalton Martin was 2-for-2 with four RBIs including solo home run, his first. Austin Crowder was 2-for-2. Dakota Perry (0-1) went one inning in relief to take the loss.

The Ironheads’ Dillon Larkin allowed one hit in five innings in a 9-0 win against Antlers. Larkin (2-0)  struck out eight. Hallum was 3-for-3 and Moore was 2-for-2 with two RBIs. Eufaula plays Muldrow in the festival at 1 p.m. today.

 Oktaha beat Hartshorne 2-1. Deceauda Davis had an RBI single to tie the game in the third and in the fourth, Austin Crowder singled in Josiah Lasarge with the go-ahead run. Davis (3-1) went seven innings, allowing three hits while striking out nine. Oktaha (4-2) plays Muldrow at 3 p.m. and Cameron at 5 p.m. today in the festival.

HILLDALE SWEEPS — At the Red Oak Festival, the Hornets (2-6) picked up their first wins of the year, 10-4 over Wister and 6-5 against Washington. In the second game, Bailey Puckett’s walkoff three-run home run won it. Cody Walker allowed three hits and struck out eight. Isaac Isham and Derek Altman had two hits each.

Against Wister, Altman struck out 11 while scattering six hits and had three hits and three RBIs in his own cause. The Hornets had 12 hits with Dakota Holmes driving in a pair of runs and Dawson Hogner and Gunner Drake each collecting two hits. Hilldale is at home against Stigler on Monday.

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