It was another interesting evening for the Duncan Drillers Tuesday.

But once again, the Drillers came out on top sweeping a doubleheader from the Burkburnett Blacksox.

Duncan took the first game 7-3, and took the second game 8-4. The wins moved the Drillers to 5-0 on the season.

“That is a good team,” Duncan head coach Josh Butler said of the Blacksox. “It is hard to beat a team that is having fun and is talented.”



Duncan 7, Burkburnett 3

The Drillers led throughout, taking a 2-0 lead in the top of the first period.

Sheylon Roberson and Trent Wilkins both singled. Roberson scored from second on a throwing error and Wilkins touched home on another error.

Charlie Mann scored for the Blacksox, as he singled and scored on a single by Marc Gomez to cut Duncan’s lead to 2-1.

In the top of the third, Duncan added some insurance with two more runs.

Roberson once again started things with a single and another single by Wilkins put runners at the corners.

Cory Lillard walked to load the bases. Roberson was able to score on a sacrifice fly by Jake Bedoka for a 3-1 edge. After walks to Kyle Palacol and Kale Murphree the Drillers were up 4-1.

Duncan was up 7-1 after the top of the fourth. Roberson was the catalyst once more as he reached on an error and Wilkins reached on a single. Both runners scored on a double by Trevor Suffal for a 6-1 edge, and Suffal scored on a sacrifice fly by Bedoka.

Burkburnett added a run in the fifth and the sixth for the 7-3 final.

Wilkins was 3-for-4 with three runs scored, while Roberson was 2-for-4 with three runs scored.

“We started off aggressive,” Butler said. “Everybody ran the situations well. Nobody is trying to do to much. They are putting the ball in play and not trying to hit for power.”

Dearth Parker got the win on the mound, pitching a complete game. He gave up eight hits, walked three and fanned four.

“I thought Dearth did an outstanding job,” Butler said. “Our defense was solid all over.”



Duncan 8, Burkburnett 4

With the game tied 1-1 in the top of the fourth, Drillers assistant coach Gabe Martin was ejected from the game and was soon followed by head coach Josh Butler after disputing a balk call.

That was apparently the spark that Duncan needed as the team took a 3-1 lead in the top of the fifth and never trailed again.

Bucky Buxton started the Drillers with a single and Parker drew a walk. Wilkins grounded into a fielder’s choice. Parker was ruled out on interference at sliding into second, and Buxton was forced to go back to second after reaching third safely.

Suffal walked to load the bases, and Buxton scored on a wild pitch for a 2-1 lead. Lillard drove in Wilkins, but Suffal was thrown out at home on the play. However, Duncan had a 3-1 cushion.

Duncan sealed the game with five runs in the sixth. Bedoka walked and Chris Byford reached on an error. Palacol also reached on a base on balls to load the bases.

Buxton singled to up Duncan’s lead to 5-1. Parker was hit by a pitch and a walk to Wilkins forced in Palacol. Buxton scored on a fielder’s choice, and Parker got home on a ground out by Suffal for the 8-1 lead.

Caleb Martin notched the win, going four innings, allowing four hits, one walk and striking out two.

Ryan Bailey was solid in relief, going two innings, allowing three runs, while striking out three. Kale Murphree pitched the last inning, allowing two hits, while striking out one.

“Caleb threw well,” Butler said. “Ryan came on and did a good job. That is his strong point. Kale was a little rusty at first, but relief isn’t his strong point. He settled in and closed it out.”

Buxton was Duncan’s pacesetter at the plate, with a 3-for-3 showing, scoring three runs. Lillard was 2-for-3 for the Drillers.

Duncan will be back in action at 6 p.m. today in Stillwater.

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