The best never rest, just ask the Marlow Outlaws baseball team.
Monday night saw the Outlaws back at work in summer league action, as MHS made short work of the Plainview Indians 14-4, in four innings from Stone-Black Field.
It was a good way to start off the first game of a week long span for the Outlaws, who will be hosting Tuttle this evening (6 p.m.) before participating in the Zorian Wood Bat Tournament starting on Wednesday and running through Sunday from Deer Creek High School in Edmond.
“Summer league is all about getting better and executing,” Marlow coach Jeff Brewer said. “It’s all about dealing with adversity and showing what your made of out there. We executed a double steal and a bunch of our guys had solid performances out there.”
“Having an unusual week like this is good for the kids, and we’re expecting success this week,” Brewer added. “Our expectations are high like always and our future is bright.”
With Devin Crawford, Preston Nunley and Logan Knox all scoring via walks and wild pitches in the bottom of the fourth inning, it put to an end a solid performance by the Outlaws, one which saw them jump out to an early 4-0 lead.
Kelby Richardson did his part not just on the mound, throwing four complete innings, but at the plate as well.
Richardson got the scoring started when he slapped a two-RBI double to left field, before later scoring on a wild pitch to make it 3-0 in the bottom of the first inning.
Brady Melton trotted home with the bases loaded on a walk to make it 4-0 going into the second inning.
Plainview though responded in the top of the second when Dylan Grant scored on a wild pitch before Ryan Hilmes made it 4-2 after scoring from third due to a throwing error at second base.
An RBI single from Kyle Williams made it a 4-3 game, but the Indians would not get any closer.
Melton got another RBI in the bottom of the second, before Austin Forstythe hit a bloop RBI single in right field to make it 6-3.
Marlow added one more run in the inning to make it 7-3.
Denver Hatley tried to get PHS back in the game with an RBI single in the top of the third to make it 7-4, but the offense for the Indians stalled after that.
Knox and Richardson both added RBI singles in the bottom of the third, before Melton hit a two-RBI shot to the gap, only to be thrown out at home plate.
Richardson allowed just four runs on three hits with five walks and five strikeouts.
Drake Harper took the loss for the Indians, lasting one third of an inning, allowing four runs on one hit with four walks and one strikeout.
The best never rest, just ask the Marlow Outlaws baseball team.
Glenna L. Gray
Glenna L. Gray, 67 of Oklahoma City a former long time Duncan resident passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, at her home in Oklahoma City.
Kelly headed to Southeastern
Duncan senior Connor Kelly signed Monday to play football for Southeastern Oklahoma University.
Kelly, who played quarterback and defensive back for the Demons, considered several options before joining his father Kevin’s alma mater. Connor Kelly is also a standout wrestler and hurdler for the Demons.
Demon home game becomes road doubleheader
The Duncan baseball team will head to Del City for a doubleheader Tuesday after its scheduled home Monday game was postponed.
Demon coach Tim Hightower said Del City had some transportation issues that kept the Eagles from making it to Duncan. Snow in Del City delayed school buses and one would not have been available to bring the players to Duncan until between 4:30 and 5 p.m. That would mean delaying the start time of Monday’s game until later in the evening, when it would have been cold.
Phillips’ pitching gives CHS hope in loss
In a 4-0 loss Saturday, No. 11 Central High stood toe to toe with No. 4 Sterling in the Jake Leffler Wooden Bat Tournament final.
Sophomore Cooper Phillips pitched a complete game for the Bronchos (16-7), allowing just one earned run, five hits and no walks. Coach Jeff Jones said with the team’s usual production, the Bronchos could have won the game.
Weather makes things tough at state preview
Cold, windy conditions greeted players at the Class 5A state girls golf preview tournament at Duncan Golf and Tennis Club Monday.
Duncan girls golf coach Steve Etheridge described the conditions as miserable. The golfers who came to experience the course that will be the site of the Class 5A state tournament didn’t have good scores because of the weather.
Demon track athletes get extra time to prepare for OU meet
The Duncan track teams will not attend a scheduled meet Tuesday, to give them a couple extra days to prepare for a meet Friday at the University of Oklahoma.
The Demons were to attend a meet at Oklahoma Baptist University, but testing at Duncan schools and other issues meant that not all the athletes would have been able to attend. Coach Todd Ledford said other factors were the weather and, if Duncan attended, it would have meant three meets in a seven-day span.
Bubba Watson wins Masters for second time
Bubba Watson has won the Masters for the second time in three years.
Watson claimed another green jacket by shooting a 3-under 69 in the final round Sunday, fending off Jordan Spieth’s bid to become the youngest major champion since 1931.
Comets find a way to win
Just a few minutes after Velma-Alma junior Ty Richardson was hit by a pitch from Lindsey’s relief pitcher, Alec Richardson followed in his cousin’s footsteps to win third place in the Jake Leffler Wooden Bat Tournament Saturday.
It was a walk-off hit by pitch and the Comets (8-12) had pulled out the 5-4 win. Alec Richardson said that it was the best he’d ever felt when getting hit by the ball. The Comets had scored a run without getting the ball out of the infield to win the game in the bottom of the seventh inning. Coach Colt Allison was happy with his players’ patience at the plate.
Demons dominate SOI tennis field
The Duncan tennis teams took care of business at the Southern Oklahoma Invitational tournament last Friday.
The boys won their 29th straight tournament and the girls won their 11th. It’s tradition the Demon tennis players knew they had to live up to.
Boys soccer drops close game to Mac
The Duncan boys soccer team lost a heartbreaker at Lawton MacArthur 2-1.
The game was tied 1-1, then Lawton Mac scored the winning goal with four minutes left.
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