WELEETKA — Oktaha keeps rolling along just in time for a showdown early this coming week.

With winning pitcher Derek Ellison (2-1) striking out nine batters, the Tigers defeated host Weleetka 4-2 to claim the Weleetka Tournament championship on Saturday.

The victory extended the Tigers’ winning streak to six games and improved their record to 13-1.

“Pitching, for the most part, was pretty good this past week,” coach Chris Burt said. “We can still get better. We’re winning a few close ones.”

Daniel Hayes led Oktaha with three hits, including a double and RBI single. Brandon Vogt scored twice, once on a wild pitch and the other on a double steal.

The Tigers, ranked No. 3 in Class 2A by Okrankings.com, now have a showdown at 4 p.m. Monday at home against the 3A No. 5 Keys Cougars, who are also 13-1.

“We lost a close one (3-2) the last time we played,” Burt said of the March 21 meeting in Park Hill. “We made a few mistakes that hurt. They scored (the winning run) on a ball that got by the catcher.”

Keys’ lone loss this season was to Sallisaw Central last Tuesday.

“When we play well and do things right, we have a good club,” Burt said. “Our hitting is a little inconsistent. Hopefully, we’ll get better at that.”

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