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Facing a stacked field at the Kingfisher/Piedmont Tournament this past weekend, the No. 3 Marlow Outlaws showed pure heart and determination.
After winning four games against four teams from four classifications, the Outlaws claimed the championship Saturday night.
MARLOW 9 MOUNT SAINT MARY 1
In their first contest of the tournament, Marlow wasted little time in making a statement against the Rockets from Mount Saint Mary.
Seven runs over the first two innings were more than enough cushion for starting pitcher Beau Meshell as MHS won in five innings.
Trey Coffman, Anthony Green, and Meshell all collected RBI hits in the first inning, putting the Outlaws up 4-0.
Kelby Richardson, Green and Coffman then added to the advantage in the top of the second inning, before MSM got one back in the bottom of the third inning.
However, Marlow came back with an answer as Coffman and Green scored in the fourth inning to seal the game.
Meshell went three innings on the mound allowing just one run on three hits with two strikeouts.
Tyler Brite threw two innings of relief, allowing just one hit with two strikeouts.
MARLOW 3 NOBLE 2
Against the No. 5 Class 5A Noble Bears, the Outlaws stepped up and delivered when it mattered most.
Down 2-0 in the top of the third inning, Tyler Brite cut into the deficit with an RBI triple, scoring Trey Coffman.
Kelby Richardson then put the Outlaws on top with a two-RBI hit in the top of the fourth.
Wakely Bergner shut the door the rest of the way, handing Noble only its second loss of the season.
Bergner threw a complete game allowing just two runs on five hits with two walks and seven strikeouts.
MARLOW 10 CHRISTIAN HERTIAGE 0 F/4
Normal service was resumed against Christian Heritage in the third game of the tournament. Two runs in the first inning set the tone as the Outlaws earned a run-rule victory over CHHS.
Anthony Green collected a two-RBI single in the first, before Trey Coffman and Tyler Brite made it 4-0 Marlow in the bottom of the second.
Kelby Richardson and Seth Scarbrough (2) then increased the lead in the bottom of the third to 7-0 after both players collected RBI hits.
Beau Meshell and Austin Forsythe (2) then finished the game off with a pair of RBI hits in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Coffman got the win on the mound, throwing three and 2/3 innings work. He allowed one hit with three strikeouts and seven walks.
MARLOW 6 WOODWARD 3
In the championship game, the Outlaws had to stave off a late rally from Woodward.
Eventually though, it was Marlow emerging with another tournament title, thanks in part to a big third inning effort.
A two RBI single by Austin Forsythe put the Outlaws up 2-0, before two more runs scored on bases loaded walks. One more run would score on a past ball to make it 5-0.
Woodward tried to get back into the game with two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, but Marlow added an insurance run in the top of the sixth.
WHS got its last run in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Tyler Brite was near flawless on the mound for the Outlaws, throwing a complete game effort in which he struck out 11 batters while allowing just three runs on two hits with two walks.
MHS (21-4) will be back at home this afternoon for a matchup against Comanche with first pitch set for 4:30 p.m.