The Duncan Banner


April 10, 2013

Outlaws try to keep momentum going

DUNCAN — With the way the Outlaws have played the last month, there might not be a more dangerous team in Class 3A than the Marlow baseball team right now.

Fresh off a walk-off win at home against Tuttle Tuesday, the No.3 Outlaws (17-4) will take plenty of momentum into the Kingfisher Piedmont Tournament Thursday.

The Outlaws have won 16 of their last 18 games, including a 14-game winning streak in March.

“We need to continue gaining momentum and get ourselves another 14-game winning streak that can take us into state,” Outlaws coach Jeff Brewer said. “We haven’t reached our goal yet and we still have plenty of work to do at this point in the season.”

A key to the Outlaws success has been the efforts of senior pitcher Wakley Bergner, who owns an ERA of less than two as the team’s number one pitcher.

As a whole, the staff that Bergner anchors has thrived, allowing four runs or less in all but one of its last nine games.

On offense, Marlow has been helped at the leadoff spot, where senior centerfielder Kelby Richardson has maintained a batting average of more than .400 this season.

Following the 14 game winning streak, Marlow hit a bump in the road with back to back losses to Blanchard and Bethel but has bounced by with wins against Jones and Tuttle.

In its win against the Class 4A No.3 Tigers, Marlow overcame a challenge it has faced all season: beating Class 4A opponents. The Outlaws only four losses – defeats to Bethel, Blanchard Elgin and Tuttle have all come against Class 4A competition.

Playing in its third tournament of the season, the Outlaws will hope to continue its success in those situations, as it owns a 6-1 record at neutral sites.

Marlow opens the tournament against fellow Class 3A foe Mount Saint Mary, who has dropped its last three contests.

Things could get more difficult in its next game against Noble, the No. 5 team in Class 5A. The Bears (23-1) have dropped just one game and are 15-0 away from home.

The Outlaws will then face the team that Noble beat in the finals of last week’s Newcastle Tournament, Class 2A No. 4 team Christian Heritage.

The tournament finals will commence Saturday at a time that has not yet been decided on.

The Outlaws will begin play at 5:45 p.m. Thursday against the Rockets.

Text Only
  • Price Gayanich and Price featured at All State

    With Comanche’s Jacob Hammond not participating, Indian coach Nick Price and Velma-Alma’s Jaz Gayanich represent Stephens County at the 2014 All State Boys’ Basketball game at Oral Roberts University’s Mabee Center Thursday night.

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • Gray and Revels represent Stephens County at All State

    Both Comanche’s Shane Revels and Duncan’s Jett Gray lost their matches at the 2014 All State big-schools dual at Bixby High School Wednesday night,

    July 31, 2014

  • Coaches OU football coaches talk about season at local fundraiser

    Toby Rowland addressed the elephant in the room even before Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, defensive coordinator Mike Stoops and offensive coordinator Josh Heupel arrived at Journey Church on Wednesday.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Sideshows involving Rice and Dungy stain NFL's image

    Pro football training camps should be all about, well, football. But the talk around the NFL is about Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice's two-game suspension, Tony Dungy's indelicate remarks about Michael Sam and Jim Irsay's largesse. What kind of league is Roger Goodell running?

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • All Stater Gray represents Duncan at All State

    Jett Gray will represent all of Stephens County at the All State wrestling dual on Wednesday at Bixby High School.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tennis All State group All State wrapup

    There has been plenty of success for Stephens County High Schools this year and with that comes All State nominations.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Duncan tennis sets a new mark of success

    Sustained success for many years makes it difficult for Duncan high school tennis to earn achievements it already hasn’t accomplished.

    July 29, 2014

  • Breaking through For Coffman, All State runs in the family

    Following in his parents’ footsteps, George “Trey” Coffman III takes part in the Oklahoma All State Baseball Game at 7 p.m. in J.L. Johnson Stadium on Tuesday.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • VA’s Allison coaching small-schools

    In his first year at Velma-Alma, Colt Allison led the Comets to a regional final appearance in baseball, took over as the football head coach and was named the small-schools coach for the baseball All State game on Tuesday.

    July 29, 2014

  • Big game atmosphere VYPE picks Duncan to make playoffs

    Despite facing a rigorous schedule, Duncan was picked by VYPE’s preseason football preview to return to the postseason after a one-year hiatus.
    With new coach Craig Benson taking over this season, the magazine predicted Duncan will finish fourth in Class 5A District 1 ahead of Chickasha and behind Ardmore. The Demons are also ranked as the No. 16 team in the Class, with Lawton Mac being the highest ranked team in the district at No. 4.

    July 27, 2014 2 Photos

Featured Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways

Should the date for The World's Largest Garage Sale be changed from the third weekend in July to sometime in October to take advantage of cooler weather like we had this past weekend?

No. It's better in the summer cause kids are out of school.
Yes. More shoppers would come during nice fall weather.
Either time is fine.

     View Results