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March 28, 2013

Marlow Outlaws claim 12th straight victory vs. Panthers

DUNCAN — As the wins keep piling up, the Marlow baseball team continues to prove how tough it is to beat when rolling on all cylinders.  

That was the case Thursday, as the No. 4 Outlaws (13-2) extended its winning streak to 12 with a 10-1 victory against No. 20 Pauls Valley (10-5) in the quarterfinals of the Sulphur Tournament.

“We’re playing well because we’ve gained a lot of confidence as a team,” Marlow head coach Jeff Brewer said. “When you’re able to string together a few wins in a row, it carries over to the next game and that’s what has been happening with our team.”

Once again, senior pitcher Wakley Bergner led the way on the mound, pitching a complete game with one earned run and five strikeouts to gain his sixth win. Bergner now sports a 1.24 ERA on the season.

“He’s been absolutely unbelievable,” Brewer said. “He knows how to move on if he makes a mistake and has been great competing in clutch situations.”

Bergner’s lone mistake came in the first inning, when he allowed a homerun to Pauls Valley’s Ty Knight.

It was all Outlaws from that point on. Marlow scored five run in the third, four in the fifth and one in the sixth inning before notching the run-rule victory.

Junior center fielder Kelby Richardson continued to thrive at the leadoff spot, going 2-4 with a double, triple and three runs batted in. Richardson has terrorized pitching staffs all season, as he is batting .458 for the year.

More offense came from junior catcher Austin Forsythe, who finished with two hits and three RBIs. A big part of the team’s winning streak has come from its success at the plate, as it owns a .316 batting average and has scored at least six runs in its last 11 contests.

Pauls Valley pitcher Drake O’Bryant took the loss, allowing nine runs on nine hits in five innings of work.

Minimizing mistakes in the field helped Marlow keep the Panthers offense in check, as the Outlaws didn’t commit a single error.

“I tell my players every day that you cannot overcome giving other teams extra outs with mistakes,” Brewer said. “If you can finish the game with three errors or less, more often than not you’re going to win.”

Marlow will take the next step in the Sulphur Tournament when it faces tournament host Sulphur in the semifinal round. Beau Meshell is slated to start for the Outlaws.

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