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June 5, 2014

Bronchos playing well entering Mac tournament

CENTRAL HIGH — Central High baseball came away with two wins in its first chance of the summer to play a school the same size.

Blair was one of the teams at the Central High Class A regional this past spring. While the Bronchos did not get to play Blair in that tournament, it won 9-5 and 4-3 in back-to-back games Tuesday night.

While the visitors had lost a lot of players from their regional-final run, Junior Cooper Phillips thought it was a big deal that the Bronchos showed they could beat one of the better Class A programs in the state twice.

“We didn’t throw our top three pitchers against them, but we still went out and played well,” Phillips said. “We should have done a lot better in the regional, but that’s how things go.”

Coach Jeff Jones said Phillips has established himself as the No. 1 pitcher so far this summer. In the first game at the Cache tournament, a 7-4 loss to Class 6A Lawton High, Phillips went six innings, allowing two earned runs and striking out five. He also struck out two to close out the 9-5 win Tuesday.

With his consistent success, Jones feels comfortable giving Phillips the ball in the first round of the Lawton MacArthur tournament against Marlow, which was in the Class 3A state semifinals this spring.

“He hasn’t thrown a bad game in a long time,” Jones said. “If we can beat Marlow, we’ve got a decent shot at getting in the finals.”

If the Bronchos can make it past the Outlaws, they would play either Class 2A Frederick or Class 5A Lawton MacArthur in the semifinal. Frederick was 12-19 this spring and lost in districts to Walters. MacArthur finished 5-31. The final will be held on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

Friday’s first-round matchup at 2:30 p.m. will be the first of three scheduled games between the two teams that are 10 miles apart. Monday they will play at Central and June 23 they will face off at Gib Stone Park.

After facing Sterling, a Class A state semifinalist, in the spring and doing well, Phillips isn’t intimidated.

“The teams that we don’t know if we have a shot to beat, I want be on the mound,” Phillips said. “That’s just the kind of guy I am.”

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