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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.