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April 4, 2014

Outlaws pull massive comeback

MARLOW — No. 2 Marlow overcame a disastrous first inning to beat Ardmore 15-13 in their first game of Southern Oklahoma Invitational Thursday.

It was the ninth-consecutive win for the Outlaws (14-2), who again received plenty of production from the bottom of the lineup. The seventh, eighth and nine-hole hitters, Logan Knox, Devin Crawford and Kyle Seeley failed to reach base just twice in their combined 15 at bats. Throw in sixth-hole Beau Meshell, who reached in his last three at bats, and it was a menacing group for Ardmore (5-10) to face.

Each of the last three batters had an impact in the team getting the win.

“We didn’t do a lot of things right and we have a lot of things to fix, but it’s a win,” Brewer said.

That was the message Brewer sent an Outlaws team that struggled defensively for most of the game. With Marlow committing costly errors, it needed to close the gap somehow. That help came on the basepath.

It was total chaos for the defense every time Marlow put the ball in play. Wrong decisions made by the Ardmore fielders became the norm and the Outlaws made them pay for every one. Two bunts stood out as the most blatant examples.

In the third inning, senior Kelby Richardson laid down a perfect squeeze bunt on the first-base line. The pitcher fielded the ball but Richardson stopped in the basepath. The pitcher threw to second instead of tagging him. Richardson made it safely to first, but the umpire called him out anyway.

Apparently the umpire agreed with the Ardmore coach, who came onto the field to argue Richardson made an illegal move back to home plate. The ruling confused the crowd.

Marlow scored their first four runs that inning, three after Richardson’s bunt.

Another odd scenario played out in the 6th. With Crawford on second and Knox on third, Seeley bunted safely in between the mound and thirdbase. Crawford rounded third and scored the go-ahead run when the Ardmore first baseman held the ball too long.

“We just grind,” Seeley said. “(Brewer) always tells us to push hard on the bases and that’s what we do.”

When asked if he thought the Outlaws caused a lot of confusion, Seeley smiled and added, “yeah. quite a bit.”

While the small ball played a big role in the win, the Outlaws played a little bit of the long ball as well. Austin Forsythe and Anthony Green both hit homers in the sixth. It was the fourth home run of the season for Forsythe. He credited the Marlow pitchers with giving him the confidence to start the season off well.

“They’ve been doing a great job going out there and throwing strikes that when you get up there you know, you’ve got to help them out,” Forsythe said.

Forsythe helped out his pitchers too. He kept the ball in front of him for most of the game, not letting Crawford’s curveball get away.

The freshman came in for Brady Melton in relief after he couldn’t get out of the first inning. Crawford allowed five earned runs in five innings, before he turned the ball over senior Trey Coffman, who closed the game out to get the save.

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