Oktaha’s Jakob Blackwell allowed just three hits and struck out 10 over a five-inning run-rule win for Three Rivers on Saturday in Elk City as the Bandits beat the DFW Prospects 9-0 to go to 3-0 there in tournament play this weekend.
Blackwell retired nine of his first 10, allowing his first hit in the third. Meanwhile, a five-run first and a four-run fourth gave Three Rivers (24-8) all its runs.
Chase Hudson’s two-run triple sparked things in the first and Harley Shaffer (Oktaha) ripped a two-run double as part of the fourth inning outburst. Hudson (Lincoln Christian) overall was 3-for-3 and the lone Bandit with multiple hits.
The semifinals are Sunday.