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April 22, 2014

Area baseball teams look to punch ticket to regionals

STILLWATER, Okla. — This week, area high school baseball teams hope to keep their seasons alive with victories in the Class A and B district tournaments.

The Class A No. 7 Ripley Warriors (18-9) host Agra (5-13) and Davenport (12-16) Thursday and Friday. The Warriors beat Agra (5-13) 16-0 on April 7 and Davenport 10-0 on March 31. Coach Donnie Hoffman said his is familiar with both opponents.

“Davenport is a good ball club and they have good arms,” Hoffman said. “(Trey) Simms is new at Agra, but he’s smart. We need to play the game well and we should be fine.”

Agra and Davenport play at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Ripley. The loser will play Ripley at 3:30 p.m. and the winner will play at 5:30 p.m. The second championship game will be played at 3:30 p.m. Friday, with the if-necessary game following.

The Glencoe Panthers (16-9), who are ranked No. 11 in Class A, hope to build on their momentum as they host Dove Science and Rejoice Christian on Thursday and Friday. Two weeks ago, Glencoe won the Coyle Tournament and last weekend it finished third in the Lil Country Classic. Coach Chad Speer said the matchup looks favorable but doesn’t know a lot about either team.

“Dove Science is 0-12 and shouldn’t be much trouble,” Speer said. “Rejoice Christian is a lot like us. We might be a couple notches better. We don’t really know anything and that is a little scary.”

The Panthers open with Rejoice Christian at 12:30 p.m. Thursday and play Dove Science at 4:30 p.m. The championship will be at noon on Friday with the decisive game following at 2 p.m.

The Class A No. 16 Morrison Wildcats (18-11) hope to take advantage of their home field when they host Woodland (2-6) and Barnsdall (13-7) on Thursday and Friday.

“I like the pairings,” coach Tim Hatter said. “I like that we stayed in the top 17, so we can host and be the one seed. That way we can see what Woodland and Barnsdall have and lay our plans out.”

Morrison will play the loser of Barnsdall and Woodland at 4:30 p.m. Thursday and play the winner at 7 p.m. The second game of the championship is at 4 p.m. Friday with the decisive game following at 6 p.m.

The Mulhall-Orlando Panthers (14-6) travel to Oilton with Prue (4-14) for their Class B district tournament on Thursday. M-0 post three shutout victories against Oilton (0-7). The Panthers face the loser of Oilton and Prue at 2 p.m. Thursday and the winner at 4 p.m. The championship will be Friday at noon with the decisive game following.

The Coyle Bluejackets (14-12) travel to Mason with Henryetta-Wilson for their Class B district tournament on Wednesday. Coyle plays the loser at 5 p.m. and the winner at 7 p.m. Thursday’s games are at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The Yale Bulldogs (15-11) travel to Olive with Porter Consolidated for their Class A district tournament on Thursday. The Bulldogs play the loser at 4 p.m. and the winner at 6 p.m. Friday’s games are at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

The Frontier Mustangs (7-13) will try to keep their season alive as they open their Class A district tournament with Garber (1-16) at 2 p.m. Thursday in Waukomis. The Mustangs will play the host No. 5 Pioneer-Pleasant Vale (30-4) at 4 p.m. if they lose or 6 p.m. if they win. If Frontier wins on Thursday, Friday’s games are at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

The Carney Bulldogs (4-15) host No. 18 Okarche (10-12) and Oklahoma Christian Academy for a Class B district tournament on Thursday and Friday.

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