By Andrew Glover
WOODWARD, Okla. —
The Glencoe Panthers got off to a strong start at the Woodward Baseball Classic as they beat the Vici Indians 8-2 in the second round Thursday.
“We did pretty good,” Glencoe coach Tony Cazzelle said. “We took care of business. Pitching-wise we are ok. We are kind of pitching by committee and only throw guys a couple of innings.”
Ty Lazenby started and earned the win, throwing the first two innings and struck out four. J.K. Hadlock pitched the next three and gave up two hits while striking out six. Claytin Beaver finished the game, striking out two in two innings.
Helping the Panthers’ cause offensively was Hadlock who went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI and Beaver who hit a double and triple while scoring two runs.
The Panthers face the winner of Hammond and Cimarron at 6 p.m. Friday in the semifinals.
Pawnee splits first games of Hominy Tournament
HOMINY — The Pawnee Lady Black Bears split their first games of the Hominy Tournament as they lost a defensive game 2-0 to Keys and beat Tulsa Rogers 23-0.
In the first game Keys scored runs in the second and third innings to top Pawnee. Chrissie Collins started and took the loss — only pitching 1 1/3 innings. Hannah Burkett pitched the rest of the game. Pawnee coach Chad Tsotigh said Keys had a good small-ball game.
“They were bunting, slapping and doing everything they could to get the ball down,” Tsotigh said. “Their pitcher was throwing us off with good off speed pitches. We left six people on base.”
The Lady Black Bears’ bats woke up in the second game as they struck for 17 runs in the first inning against Tulsa Rogers.
“It was the last game of the day and they only had nine players,” Tsotigh said. “It was a tough game to coach. We made sure our girls were prepared to play. It was a no-win situation. We hit well but weren’t too proud that we put up 23 runs in three innings.”
Keely Roberts went 3 for 4. Haley Evens went 3 for 3. Tori Stevens got a hit and Burkett added two more hits. Collins went 3 for 3 with four RBIs. The Lady Black Bears were able to give some other girls playing time. Larra Tesertiller went 3 for 3, scored three runs and drove in four. Paige Moore got two hits and an RBI and Ryna Griffith got one hit and scored.
The Lady Black Bears play Choteau-Maize on Friday.
Ripley splits games in Asher Tournament
ASHER — The Lady Warriors started the day with a walk-off win against Vanoss but walked off the field on the wrong end of the scoreboard in their second game in an 11-1 loss to Asher.
Ripley fell behind 2-0 in the first game but cut the lead in half after one inning. A run in the second tied the game. Christa Axtell hit a single to win the game in the fourth inning — capping off a 2 for 2 performance with two steals and one run scored.
Skyler Brunt earned the win, only giving up two hits and one earned run while striking out two. Whitney Meeks also contributed offensively with two hits, two steals and two RBIs.
“It was good to get a win,” Ripley coach Brent Meeks said. “We were on a skid earlier this week with losses to Oilton and Agra. It helped get them back on track. We only had one error and played defense like we should.”
In the second game Asher was able to take advantage of Lady Warrior errors in the second and took a 6-0 lead and didn’t look back. Wisper Lefthand scored Ripley’s only run when she reached on a walk, stole second and scored on a single by Meeks.
The Lady Warriors (4-5) face Maysville at 12:40 p.m. Friday.