The Duncan Banner

Sports

March 14, 2013

Comets cash in opportunities to beat WHS

VELMA — It’s a pretty simple concept in baseball. If you take advantage of your opportunities, then you give yourself a chance to win.

For the Velma-Alma Comets, they used this philosophy to the fullest extent on Thursday afternoon against Waurika at Jake’s Field.

With the bases loaded twice, V-A managed to plate two or more runs each time, eventually leading to an 11-2 victory in a run-ruled shorten game.

“As a head coach it makes me excited for the boys,” V-A coach Kyle Bare said. “These boys are putting in hard work. Hopefully we can start capitalizing on things. I feel like we’re becoming better and better and we want our bats to start coming alive.”

When Brennon Albertson sent a shot down the first base line in the bottom of the fourth inning to score the winning runs, it signaled the end of a game which the Comets had been in firm control of throughout.

After a scoreless top of the first inning, V-A got on the board when a bunt laid down by Christian Florez turned into a throwing error at first base, allowing Colby Martin to score for the Comets.

Cody Matthews later scored in the bottom of the first courtesy of a wild pitch, to make it 2-0.

Ryan Ross then showed off his speed and awareness in the bottom of the second when he stole home to give V-A a 3-0 advantage.

Matthews then struck again, this time with the bases loaded as he got a base hit up the middle, scoring two runs to make it 5-0 in favor of the Comets.

In the top of the third inning, it looked as though the Eagles were going to get back into the game as they had the bases loaded.

Unfortunately, no runs came out of the situation, something V-A took advantage of in the bottom half of the inning.

Martin collected a two-RBI single, once again with the bases loaded to make it 7-0, before Florez grabbed an RBI to make it 8-0.

Waurika finally got on the board in the top of the fourth inning, when newcomer Danny Ralls got a two-RBI single to cut the deficit to 8-2.

Strait Ille plated V-A’s ninth run of the game in the bottom of the fourth when he scored on a wild pitch.

Kelton Brown got the win on the mound for the Comets, Pitching three and a third innings, allowing just two runs on four hits with four walks and three strikeouts.

Ralls was tagged with the loss for the Eagles, allowing five runs in just one and one third innings of work. He gave up one hit with four walks and one strikeout.

Waurika and Velma will both be off for spring break, returning to action on Monday March 25.

 

1
Text Only
Sports
  • 4-24 duncan baseball photo.jpg Demon baseball to face best in Class 5A

    The Duncan baseball team will see the best Class 5A has to offer at the McAlester Shootout Thursday through Saturday.
    Demon coach Tim Hightower described the event as a “pre-state tournament” because many of the teams attending are state tournament contenders.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-24 duncan girls soccer photo.jpg Soccer teams finish season at home

    The Duncan soccer teams won’t go to the postseason, but they have plenty to play for Friday night against Western Heights.
    It’s the last home games for the Demons and it’s Senior Night. The girls will look to finish near .500 for the season, while the boys want a good showing against a tough opponent.

    April 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • Chamber Golf Classic proves to be popular event

    When word got out that entries would be accepted for the Duncan Chamber Golf Classic, set for Friday at the Duncan Golf and Tennis Club, it didn’t take long for people to respond.
    As club general manager Mike Hansen put it: “They sent out an e-mail and filled it up in a day.”

    April 24, 2014

  • Thunder look to bounce back

    During the hey day of L.A. Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, a new term was added to the lexicon. Anyone who seemingly was able to slow down the prolific scorer was automatically dubbed the Kobe Stopper.
    Players such as Ruben Patterson, Raja Bell, Shane Battier, Ron Artest and Bruce Bowen all had the tag attached to their name, despite Bryant putting up big numbers against them.

    April 24, 2014

  • 4-23 duncan baseball photo.jpg Demons hoping for top-four finish

    The Duncan baseball team will need to take care of business next week in its final District 2-5A games.
    The Demons are 7-5 in district (16-9 overall) after dropping both games of a doubleheader at Carl Albert Monday, 8-1 and 4-1. The Titans (13-1, 26-4) won the district title.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Girls soccer gets it done at Altus

    The Duncan girls soccer team battled in a tough environment at Altus to win 1-0 Tuesday.
    Lady Demon coach Delydia Gay said it was frustrating at times for the girls because of some questionable calls the officials made. But she was happy the girls pulled together to win.

    April 23, 2014

  • Meshell shines as Outlaws beat Warriors

    The Marlow baseball team got help from Beau Meshell on the mound and at the plate in a 7-4 home victory against Anadarko Tuesday.
    Meshell held Anadarko to one earned run off three hits and did not walk a batter. He reached base three times, had one run batted in and scored one run.

    April 23, 2014

  • Girls golfers take fourth at Deer Creek

    The Duncan girls golfers took fourth at a tournament hosted by Deer Creek High School at Coffee Creek Golf Course in Edmond Tuesday.
    Lady Demon coach Steve Etheridge said that the girls played as well as they have all year. Although the golfers struggled putting on some fast greens, Etheridge was happy with their overall performance.

    April 23, 2014

  • Empire softball tries to spark offense

    The Lady Bulldogs are trying to find a way to spice up their offense in preparation for the Class 3A slowpitch softball playoffs.
    Empire has played a tough schedule, with four of the first seven games coming against ranked opponents. However, coach Tony Roberts thinks the team just needs to have some more timely hitting to get on the winning track.

    April 23, 2014

  • 4-22 marlow baseball photo.jpg Outlaws shut out Indians

    Marlow baseball snapped a three-game losing streak with a 10-0 win at home against Comanche Monday.
    “We needed to get this win and we got it,” said Marlow coach Jeff Brewer.

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

Featured Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
AP Video
Poll

Who do you favor for the U.S. Senate seat that Tom Coburn is giving up?

State Rep. T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton
U.S. Rep. James Lankford, R-Edmond
State Sen. Connie Johnson, D-Oklahoma City
Former State Sen. Randy Brogdon, R-Owasso
     View Results