Sapulpa Varsity Baseball beaten by Owasso, not out yet

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Editor’s note: Thanks to Scott Emigh of SanditePride.com for sending us this story! 
The Sapulpa High School varsity baseball team (6-22) battled to the end against their first round Regional opponent, but was heavily outmatched by the top-seeded Owasso Rams (28-6).

The Rams, who were hosting the Regional Tournament, rode a 3-game win streak while the Chieftains had just dropped back to back games in a double header against Muskogee.

Sapulpa held tight with their opponent up till the top of the fifth when Owasso began racking on the runs.

Ethan Williams got the start on the mound for the Chieftains and gave up a single and two walks in the top of the first, allowing Connor Beichler to score on a wild pitch.

An error by Beichler in the bottom of the inning allowed Sapulpa to get on the board with a run from Trey Bilby.

Owasso picked up a single run in both the third and fourth innings but was held to a 3-1 advantage till the fifth inning. Wyatt Sellers replaced Williams in the top of the fourth after the starter walked in a run on loaded bases, but ended up digging himself into a hole in the fifth as the Rams loaded the bases and brought in three-straight before Bilby took over at pitcher.

Bilby walked three more runs in and this time the pressure was on Garrett Estes who was fourth to the mound. Estes gave up three runs of his own on a walk, a single, and a double, before bringing the melee to a close with a pair of strikeouts.

In the bottom of the fifth Sellers was hit by pitch and came in on a double by Kemper Hearon that also scored Williams, who singled.

Owasso pressed the advantage with a two run homer by Parker Dunn in the top of the sixth, then Jake Enzbrenner doubled to score Nick Keim, Kyle Petty, and Dodger Turner.

Tristan Jones reached on an error to score Alan Shibley in the bottom of the sixth, but Jones was outed on a fielder’s choice to hand Owasso the win by 18-4 run-rule.

Sapulpa isn’t out of the running yet, and will take on the loser of the Sand Springs vs Broken Arrow ballgame at 7:30 PM. The tournament is double elimination and if they win their second game they’ll play again Thursday at 5:00.

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