Tate Wilkins

Reaching second base, Tate Wilkins looks for the ball to see if he can move to third. He, a junior, will represent Duncan in the Oklahoma State Games in Enid this coming July.

Three area baseball players will represent Southwest Oklahoma this coming July at the State Games, a chance for athletes to show off their baseball skills.

Duncan Demons had two representatives on the team with Tate Wilkins and Peyton Roberson getting the honor while one Marlow Outlaw baseball player in Brennan Morgan joins them on the team.

Wilkins, a junior outfielder for the Demons, will head into his senior season in 2020-202. He played in all four games in 2020 before the season canceled and had a breakout season in 2019.

In his sophomore season, Wilkins had a batting average of .405 while driving in 27 runs. He also hit one homer run while having 34 hits in the year.

A catcher for the Demons in his second season, Roberson, a sophomore who verbally committed to the University of Oklahoma, had the second highest batting average in the four games of 2020.

Batting .545 with six hits in out of 11 at-bats, Roberson drove in four runs while drawing a team high of four walks. He will return as a junior and third year starter for the Demons in 2021. 

His freshman season, Roberson batted .262 with 23 runs batted in. He played 33 of the 38 games for the Demons in 2019.

Demons head coach Erik Hughes said to have two of his players representing the team in this game was an honor. He hopes they will play well if given the chance.

“We are proud of both, with the many deserving players we have, we are proud that these two get to represent our team,” Hughes said.

Morgan, a sophomore for the Outlaws, started off on the right foot as the Outlaws went 6-2 in the 2020 season before it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Being selected as a first baseman for the Southwest team, Outlaws head coach John Morgan said Brennan will be a great representative and worked hard for this honor.

“I think it is a honor for a kid from Marlow to get an opportunity to play in this event,” Morgan said. “He has worked extremely hard, spent countless hours doing extra work to become a solid player. We believe at Marlow High School that hard work and effort pays off at some point. Being blue collar isn’t about having the best talent but working the hardest to get what you want.”

The Oklahoma State games, which usually take place at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, has been tentatively moved to Enid this summer and will feature six different teams playing games.

Teams are based on geographical regions as players from all over Oklahoma will come to show off their skills in games against different teams.

Games will be tentatively held July 20-21 in Enid at David Allen Memorial Ballpark with the schedule of games to be released once all of the social distancing regulations are released.

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