By Andrew Glover
2014 Stillwater News Press
STILLWATER, Okla. —
The Cushing Tigers and Perry Maroons won’t get to play at an ordinary ballpark on Thursday. They will face each other at Bricktown Ballpark, the home of the Oklahoma City Redhawks in Oklahoma City at 4 p.m.
“We’re very excited,” Cushing coach John Yates said. “We want to go out there and get after it. It’s kind of fun getting to play at a ballpark like this.”
The Tigers (1-1), who are ranked No. 20 in Class 4A, are coming off a 19-14 victory against Glenpool. Yates said his team was up by many runs and the other team rallied.
“We were up 11-2 and put a freshman in to pitch,” Yates said. “He got his intro into freshman baseball that you need to throw strikes. It will be good for us in the long run. I want to get as many arms out there as I can.”
Yates said Perry is a good team and just hopes Thursday’s game will give his team something to build on.
The Maroons enter Thursday’s game on a two-game losing streak. Perry lost 8-7 to Heritage Hall, which is ranked No. 16 in Class 3A in extra innings and 8-3 to Perkins-Tryon, which is ranked No. 12 in Class 3A. Perry coach Wes Brorsen said they like to schedule quality opponents.
“We schedule good teams and expect good games,” Brorsen said. “We think Cushing will be a good matchup for us.”