Marlow at Jones Tournament
If there’s one team that Class 3A fear these days, it’s the Outlaws, winners of 14 of their last 15 games.
Marlow had a 14-game winning streak broken up by Class 4A foe Blanchard this week, but has played its best baseball since early April.
A big part of the team’s success has been senior Wakley Bergner’s efforts on the mound and junior center fielder Kelby Richardson’s effort in the lead off slot. Bergner has won all six of his starts and boasts an ERA of less than two, while Richardson has put the ball in play early and often, owning a batting average above .400.
The type of team that Marlow has struggled against is exactly what it will face in the tournament’s opening round: a Class 4A opponent. The Outlaws’ only three losses this year all came on the road to 4A foes and will be challenged again versus Class 4A No. 18 Bethel (11-4).
Outlaws coach Jeff Brewer didn’t make much of the team’s loss to Blanchard, attributing the loss to the team’s three errors in the game.
“We didn’t necessarily play bad, but had a few blunders but good teams in the top of 4A are going to beat you when you do that,” Brewer said. “When you’re able to do the little things right, baseball will be good to you and recently we’ve been doing that.”