The Duncan Banner

Sports

March 4, 2013

Central High slides past Eagles at home

CENTRAL HIGH — Apparently the Central High Bronchos got the memo that opening day at their own park is supposed to be exciting.

Because they gave the fans at Broncho Field plenty of excitement, and then some Monday afternoon against Waurika.

Despite facing two five-run deficits, the Bronchos overcame both of them and eventually pulled out a 20-12 victory in six innings.

The first Broncho comeback occurred in the third inning, as Waurika held a 5-0 lead only to see it disappear with six runs by the Bronchos.

“I believe some of our seniors stepped up,” Central High coach Harley Nelson said about the third inning. “We started finally getting it going at the plate and finally started coming together as a team. If we can play like we did from the third inning on during the season we’ll be alright.”

Austen Dewitt got the rally started with an RBI single through the left side, before later scoring on a wild pitch to make it 5-2.

Ashton Wright then connected with a base hit that went all the way to the wall, and gave Wright an RBI triple, scoring Matthew Quisenberry to make it a 5-3 game.

Jarrett Sparks then got in on the action, receiving some good fortune as he reached base on a fielding error at first base, which gave him an RBI and put the Bronchos within one run at 5-4.

Later in the inning, Sparks received more luck as he scored on a throwing error at third base to tie the game at 5-5.

Derek Davis put the Bronchos in the lead for the first time with an RBI single to make it 6-5.

“We gave them (Central High) seven or eight outs in that third inning,” Waurika coach Everett Hodges said. “But the good thing for us is that we scored 12 runs, and I never thought we would score that many with this lineup. Nobody likes to lose, but a lot of our kids are still learning the game and we’ll have to grow up together.”

Not to be outdone, WHS had some tricks of its own in the top half of the fourth inning.

Garret Bachand put the Eagles back in front with a two-RBI single which found the gap in left field, making it 7-6.

Dillon Pittman then gave WHS a cushion with a two-RBI single of his own to make it 9-6 heading into the bottom of the fourth.

“That was a huge inning for us,” Hodges said. “We had two two-run singles that helped us out. I know some freshmen got some big hits for us as well.”

Central High managed to get one back as Mikel Womack scored on a throwing error to make it 9-7, before Waurika responded with three more in the top of the fifth.

Mason Wilkerson and Bachand (2) collected the runs for the Eagles to make it a 12-7 game.

Then after the fifth inning, Wilkerson had to leave the game due to being a participant in the Oli Field Conference All-Star Game, which left the Eagles looking to hang on for the win.

Cue comeback #2 on the night.

With Bachand coming in to pitch in relief, the Bronchos managed to reel off nine runs to take a 16-12 lead with five innings complete.

RBI’s from Kade Taylor (2), Dewitt, and Sparks combined with runs scored by Quisenberry, Wright, Davis and Roger Robertson gave the Bronchos the boost they needed.

Central High (1-1) finished the game off in the sixth inning with RBI singles from Womack, Quisenberry and John Repp along with another run scored by Quisenberry scored via a wild pitch.

Waurika got on the board in the first inning through an RBI single from Brandon Taylor, before Blaine Shockley made it 2-0.

Wilkerson then drove home three runs with a gapper that found its mark with the bases loaded to make it 5-0.

Jarrett Sparks (1-1) picked up the win on the mound for the Bronchos, going three innings allowing seven runs on five hits with six strikeouts and two walks.

Bachand (0-1) was tagged with the loss for the Eagles, throwing a third of an inning in the fifth. He allowed seven runs on three hits with four walks.

Central High will be back in action today at Rush Springs, while Waurika will be hosting Ringling with both games set for 4:30 start times.

CENTRAL HIGH 20, WAURIKA 12

                   R    H    E

WAU    140    430        - 12    10    8

CEN    006    194          - 20    8    2

Kade Taylor, Matthew Quisenberry (2) and Ashton Wright, Jarrett Sparks (3) and Austen Dewitt. Mason Wilkerson, Garret Bachand (5) and Brandon Taylor, Brandon Taylor (5) and Dillon Pittman.  WP: Sparks (1-1) LP: Bachand (0-1) 2B: Wilkerson (2) (W). Jarrett Sparks (C). 3B: Wright (C)

 

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Cox Duncan’s Cox shines with 3-over 74

    Tuesday night, Duncan High School golfer Graham Cox stayed up late watching “Batman Begins.”

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Morrow Marlow trio looking to take next step at state

    The Marlow boys’ golf team finished fifth in the state tournament last year, but with the team actively trying to improve this summer, the Outlaws have their sights set much higher.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Watson leaves Bray-Doyle before first season starts

    Jeremy Watson has resigned as Bray-Doyle High School boys basketball coach, Athletic Director Frank Moser said Wednesday.

    July 24, 2014

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Expectations too high for a rehabbing Woods

    Tiger Woods finished near bottom last weekend at Royal Liverpool, drawing out his drought of major tournament wins. Despite the disappointing showing, Woods' return to form remains a matter of when, not if.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Stars align Big names featured at wrestling camp

    Kids were lining up for autographs from Oklahoma assistant wrestling coach Michael Lightner, after Marlow’s wrestling camp Tuesday.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Williams Demon softball starts preseason

    Last year, Duncan softball came close.
    This year, coach Robert Cowan has made it clear close will not be good enough.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Duncan well represented at Hoedebeck tournament

    The Duncan Golf and Tennis Club will host 60 players, 10 of which are in the Duncan Public School system, in its Hoedebeck Memorial Junior Tournament Wednesday through Thursday.

    July 23, 2014

  • Playoff hopes on Oklahoma’s mind at Big 12 media day

    High expectations are always chained to Oklahoma both internally and among its massive fan base.
    However, the Sooners enter the 2014 season as a consensus pick to reach the first College Football Playoff. For once, all expectations mesh.

    July 23, 2014

  • Former OSU line coach having impact at UT

    It was quite possibly the biggest coaching coup of the offseason and Oklahoma State was at the wrong end of it – former Cowboy offensive line coach Joe Wickline joining the staff for Charlie Strong's Texas Longhorns.

    July 23, 2014

  • In the middle of it Demons return from camp energized

    Duncan volleyball returned to practice with a spring in its step Monday, despite not being on their own gym floor.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
AP Video
Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Gen. Odierno Discusses Ukraine, NATO at Forum Gaza Fighting Rages Amid Cease-Fire Efforts Mint Gives JFK Coin a Face-lift Creative Makeovers for Ugly Cellphone Towers Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast
Poll

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