AREA BASEBALL: Bruins win No. 21; CV Trojans win thriller vs. Chelsea; Bruin j.v. on top
For the fifth time this season, the Bartlesville High varsity baseball team bounced back from a loss to win its next two games.
The Bruins shelled the Skiatook High Bulldogs, 10-1, on Thursday, in Skiatook to win for the second time in three days.
Bartlesville (21-10) had knocked off Enid, 3-2, on Tuesday.
In Thursday’s thumper, Harrison Clark roughed up Skiatook pitching by ripping a double and single and driving in a run.
Luke Fox rocked Skiatook with three singles and two RBI’s, and also stole three bags; Zeb Henry added two safeties and a RBI, and swiped four bases, while Eric Olenberger delivered a hit and two RBI’s.
Nik Johnson also plated a run.
Other Bruins also kept the offensive clicking — Brett Eaves stood fast to be hit by a pitch and Brendan Asher laid down a sacrifice hit.
Henry spun the five-hit pitching gem on just 63 pitches. Skiatook’s lone run was unearned; Henry gave up two walks and whiffed four batters.
For Skiatook, Calan Gummere hit a double at the top of the lineup and Remi Johnson drove home Ethan Porter.
The ebb-and-tide of the game wasn’t quite as decisive as the final margin suggested.
Bartlesville went up 3-0 in the first inning — highlighted by RBI singles by Olenberger and Johnson.
The score remained frozen until the fourth, when Bartlesville added three more runs — including run-scoring hits by Fox and Clark.
Skiatook scored an error-aided run in the bottom of the fourth to make it a 6-1 game.
But, the Bruins scored four times in the top of the fifth and then kept Skiatook scoreless in the bottom of the frame, wrapping up the run-rule win.
The game ended on a doubleplay from shortstop Asher to first baseman Mason Moody and then a play at home.
Bartlesville is slated for two more regular season home games — on Tuesday (6 p.m.) against Bixby and on Friday (6 p.m.) against Claremore — prior to the Class 6A regionals.
Caney Valley 3, Chelsea 2
The Caney Valley Trojans have proven they can win big.
On Thursday, they proved they could win close.
In the top of the eighth, Jackie Black singled home Ethan Nichols in to catapult Caney Valley into the lead, 3-2.
Chelsea made a valiant rally attempt in the bottom of the eighth but failed on a couple of baserunning risks — a runner suffered an out trying to advance on a single to second base, and Trojan catcher Bryer Kramer tagged out a runner trying to steal home.
Kramer also nailed a double and a single and scored twice; Nichols belted two singles.
Tate Longan helped fuel the offense with a sacrifice bunt and Easton Davis reached base as a hit batsman.
For Chelsea, Paul Smith lashed two doubles and drove in one run. Tate Robinson plated Chelsea’s other tally.
Daniel Barham snapped off a pitching masterpiece, twirling a four-hitter, with one earned run, one walk and 12 strikeouts, in seven innings.
Easton Davis earned the save by battling through the bottom of the eighth.
Jayvee: Bruins 21, Skiatook 4
Bartlesville nailed down its 10th season win utilizing the flair of giant exclamation point.
Damien Niko mashed the ball for three doubles and drove in four runs to spearhead the assault.
Masyn Dryden added a triple and run driven in.
Davis Chancellor, Thatcher Parker and Hunter Shea each doubled and plated a tally.
But the Bruins did more than level Skiatook with their bats — they also made the Bulldogs dizzy with their feet.
Bartlesville stole 23 bases — led by Shawn Tate with four Easton Olenberger, Niko, Carson Leach and Eaves with three apiece.
Jaxon Zaun tossed the complete game three-hitter and struck out five batters.
The Huskies endured a couple of losses Thursday at the hands of Vinita, 15-3, and Inola, 9-1.
In the game against Inola, John Reed ripped a double for Pawhuska and Drayden Stevens scored the team’s run.
Wyatt Dagenais stole two bases.
Inola scored six runs before Pawhuska recorded an out, which set the tone for the game.
But, Huskie relief pitcher Hagen Mcguire turned in a strong effort, throwing two shutout innings, with two strikeouts, to end the game.
Middle reliever Dagenais allowed only two hits and one earned run (two unearned) in two innings.
Connor Easley and Canyon Hindman both drove in a run against Vinita.
Dagenais allowed only one earned run in two innings, but saw seven unearned tallies cross the plate.
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