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State Tourney Central

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– BY MICHAEL KNIGHT

CLASS 6A

QUARTERFINALS

Jenks 4, Edmond North 1
– Jenks held on to advance to the semifinals with a 4-1 win over Edmond North. The Huskies had the bases loaded with only one out in the sixth inning but the Trojans ended the rally with back to back strikeouts.
Owasso 4, Mustang 1
– Owasso pitching phenom Nate Wohlgemuth tossed a complete game as the Rams avenged their state tournament upset loss to Mustang a season ago. The Rams end Mustang’s pursuit of a second straight title.
Union 4, Choctaw 0
– The low-scoring trend continued in the 6A state tournament as Choctaw and Union were scoreless in the fifth inning. That’s when the Redskins broke things open and led 1-0 and added three more runs in the sixth inning.
Westmoore 5, Broken Arrow 4
– It was heartbreak for Broken Arrow as Westmoore knocked them off in walk-off fashion. The Tigers had an error on groundball to third base that resulted in two Jaguars scoring, advancing them to the semifinals.

SEMIFINALS

Union 5, Jenks 4 (8 Innings)
– It took eight innings but Union punched their ticket to Championship Saturday with a walk-off sacrifice fly to knock off the rival Trojans 5-4. Tyler Fisher scored the winning run with a play at the plate to end Jenks’ season.
Westmoore 11, Owasso 6
– Westmoore returns to the state championship game for the second straight year. They used a five-run sixth inning to take the lead and put the Rams away. The game also saw legendary Owasso coach Larry Turner get ejected.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Union VS Westmoore – 11AM

CLASS 5A

QUARTERFINALS

Claremore 10, Lawton MacArthur 0 (6 Innings)
– Claremore went to work immediately as they had no problems getting the bat on the ball and getting runners on. The Zebras run-ruled Lawton Mac to move on to Friday’s semifinal round.
Pryor 7, Carl Albert 6
– Pryor scored a run in the sixth inning to erase a 6-6 tie and put the Tigers up for good. The seventh inning didn’t come without drama, but the Tigers were able to hold off any Titan rally and advance to Friday.
Bishop Kelley 7, Duncan 2
– The Comets scored three runs with two outs in fourth inning to take a commanding 5-1 lead over Duncan. The Comets would roll from there to punch their ticket to Friday’s semifinal round.
El Reno 3, Collinsville 1
– It won’t be an all-east semifinal round as El Reno knocked off the Cardinals. Collinsville didn’t go down without a fight as they had the tying run on base but El Reno finished the Cardinals off.

SEMIFINALS

Bishop Kelley 2, Claremore 1
– Bishop Kelley plated two runs in the fourth inning and then had to survive a seventh inning rally to make it to the state title game. Claremore scored their lone run the seventh inning and had the game-tying run on base before the Comets finished things off.
Pryor 6, El Reno 0
– Pryor advanced to the state title game in style as they blanked El Reno 6-0 behind Trent Harrison’s pitching gem. Harrison was one strike away from tossing a perfect game. Instead, he had to settle for a 1-hitter and a spot in the title game.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Bishop Kelley VS Pryor – 1:30PM

CLASS 4A

QUARTERFINALS

Tuttle 11, Grove 6
– Tuttle scored five in the first inning but Grove wouldn’t go away quietly. The Ridgerunners would get back in the game and force the Tigers to make another run t0 advance to Friday’s semifinals.
Elgin 6, Poteau 2
– Elgin advances to the semifinals behind a complete game performance from Jaken Snider. The Owls scored early and held off any Poteau rally throughout the afternoon.
Blanchard 12, Vinita 2 (6 Innings)
– Blanchard moved on after run-ruling Vinita 12-2. It was a methodical victory as the Lions dominated every time they came to the plate. And they ended things early, moving on to Friday’s semifinal round.
Verdigris 7, Heritage Hall 2
– Verdigris advanced and knocked off the Chargers as Heritage Hall had a seventh inning collapse. The Cardinals trailed 2-1 headed into the final frame and would score six runs to take the lead and put the Chargers away.

SEMIFINALS

Blanchard 8, Tuttle 2
– The rivalry between these two baseball powers had another chapter written on Friday afternoon. The Lions punched their ticket to the championship game with six runs in the seventh inning to put Tuttle away.
Elgin 16, Verdigris 1 (5 Innings)
– Elgin plated seven runs in the second inning and ended the game in a run-rule victory. The Owls went to work early on and only continued from there as they knocked off the perennial power Cardinals.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Blanchard VS Elgin – 5PM

CLASS 3A

QUARTERFINALS

Beggs 2, Marlow 1
– Beggs pitcher Jon Shaffer tossed a complete game as Beggs moves on to the 3A semifinals on Friday. Beggs jumped out to a 1-0 lead and then scored again in the sixth inning after Marlow tied the game.
Victory Christian 9, Vian 3
– Victory Christian took very little time going to work on Thursday. They put up eight runs in the first inning and rode that momentum all the way to a 9-3 victory. The Conquerors shut down any rally attempt from Vian the rest of the day.
Jones 7, Adair 1
– Jones nearly got out of the quarterfinals without giving up a hit. They shut down the Adair lineup and held them hitless through 6 2/3 hits. The Longhorns finished the Warriors off and moved on.
Oktaha 10, Oklahoma Christian School 4
– OCS plated two runs in the top of the first but Oktaha would respond immediately with four runs in the bottom of the inning. They would roll from there and punch their ticket to the semifinals.

SEMIFINALS

Oktaha 5, Beggs 2
– Oktaha punched their ticket to the state championship game with a methodical win over Beggs. Oktaha will look to go for the baseball title sweep after they captured a fall championship back in October.
Jones 5, Victory Christian 3
– Jones controlled the game from the start and then added an insurance run in the seventh inning after the Conquerors pulled within one run. The Longhorns punched their ticket to the state title game.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Jones VS Oktaha – 2:30PM

CLASS 2A

QUARTERFINALS

Dale 9, Panama 6 (8 Innings)
– In the first extra inning game on Thursday, Dale scored four runs in the eighth inning to move on. Panama tied the game at five in the final inning but the Pirates put them away in the extra frame.
Silo 13, Hobart 3 (6 Innings)
– Silo ended this one early as they knocked off Hobart in six innings. They jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first two innings and rolled to the double-digit victory.
Wister 6, Latta 1
– Latta jumped out to a 1-0 lead but Wister controlled the game from there. Wister tied the game at 1 and then scored three runs in the sixth inning to roll to the 6-1 victory.
Ketchum 3, Calera 1
– Ketchum jumped out to a 3-1 lead and that ended up being the final score. The final several innings were scoreless for both teams as Ketchum finished off the quarterfinal round.

SEMIFINALS

Dale 15, Wister 4 (6 Innings)
– Dale used six runs in the third inning to go up 9-1 over Wister and never looked back. The Pirates had to go extra innings to advance on Thursday but they put Wister away in just six innings Friday.
Silo 15, Ketchum 2 (5 Innings)
– Silo followed up Dale’s run-rule victory with one of their own and it only lasted five innings. Silo dropped their second straight run-rule victory as they dropped nine runs in the fourth inning.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Dale VS Silo – Noon

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