Archive - 2011
The Holdenville Outlaws will try to crown themselves state champions tonight.
The Outlaws doubled up the Durant Rangers 6-3 Thursday night in the winner's-bracket final of the 2011 OK Kids Midget State Tournament at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
The Outlaws (49-6) will play for the state title at 6 p.m. tonight.
As of press time for today's edition, it was still uncertain if the Poteau American Legion AAA baseball team was going to have its regular-season finale doubleheader against Okmulgee in Wister.
The twinbill was originally scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday, but did not take place.
Poteau Coach Shain Turnipseed said Friday afternoon that he was waiting to hear from Okmulgee's coach. The plan was to play the doubleheader Sunday afternoon in Wister, but no time had been set.
WILBURTON â€” After seven seasons at the helm of the Eastern Oklahoma State College Mountaineer baseball team, Coach Aric Thomas will return to Norman when he joins the coaching staff at the University of Oklahoma. The university announced July 9 that Thomas, who spent 11 seasons as a Sooner player and coach, will take over as the OU hitting coach.
WILBURTON â€” The 2012 recruiting class at Eastern Oklahoma State College made headlines last month when the Wilburton college baseball team signed the No. 1 high school player in the country, Owasso's Dylan Bundy. Bundy joins a Mountaineer signing class that includes three other Major League Baseball Draft choices.
Tushka Tigers 2, Kingfisher â€™Jackets 0, Kingfisher â€™Jackets eliminated.
Weatherford Red 6, Shawnee Muck Dogs 0, Shawnee Muck Dogs eliminated.
Holdenville Outlaws, Durant Rangers 3.
Tushka Tigers vs. Weatherford Red, 6 p.m.
Tushka-Weatherford winner vs. Durant Rangers, 8 p.m.
For fans of pitchers, the first elimination game of Thursday afternoon's slate of action in the 2011 OK Kids Midget State Tournament at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex was to their liking.
The contest between the Tushka Tigers and the Kingfisher â€™Jackets was indeed a pitcher's duel â€” although there were three pitchers involved.
Tushka's duo of Connor Sutton and Tyler Frank outdueled Kingfisher's starter Matt Hopkins and pitched the Tigers into tonight's loser's-bracket semifinal with a 2-0 victory.
By the second inning of Thursday afternoon's second elimination game of the 2011 OK Kids Midget State Tournament at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex, it looked pretty much as if the Weatherford Red was going to dominate the Shawnee Muck Dogs, who were run ruled in Wednesday night's late game against the Durant Rangers.
But by the time the game actually ended, Weatherford was breathing a big sigh of relief as a three-run, two-inning rally in the final innings by Shawnee fell short, and the Red escaped 6-5 victors to live to play at state at least for tonight.
It took a little while, but the Durant Rangers' bats came alive, and did so in a big way
The Rangers rolled past the Shawnee Muck Dogs 17-1 in a four-inning, run-rule contest Wednesday night to advance into the winner's-bracket finals, where they faced the Holdenville Outlaws late Thursday night.