TULSA â€” Wister outfielder Caleb Hill is used to playing for a lot of state tournament teams from his days playing for the Wildcats, which includes a championship team from May 2011.
But Tuesday was different for the recent Wildcat graduate. He participated in the Small School All-State Baseball game as a member of the East team, which beat the West 4-0 at Johnson Stadium, located on the campus of Oral Roberts University.
What was different?
â€śPlaying at a college baseball stadium, maybe, and a lot of fans â€” Iâ€™m not used to it,â€ť Hill said.
Another was playing with new people.
â€śIt was fun getting to play with guys who I usually play against,â€ť Hill said. â€śI enjoyed playing with guys from Dale and Rattan the most.â€ť
The players from Dale were Landon Coon and Asa Thomas Manship, and the other was Jonathan Samuels from Rattan.
Hill didnâ€™t get any of the three hits that the East had, but he did get on base twice through walks after flying out in his first at-bat.
He plans on walking on at Northeastern State in Tahlequah and believes this game was good preparation.
â€śI had a lot of fun. This was quite an experience,â€ť Hill said.
In the game, the East got its first run in the third when Zach Burns of Tushka got a groundout RBI.
Coon got an RBI double in the fifth, then got tagged out in a rundown en route to third base later on the play.
A wild pitch accounted for the third run, then the last came on an RBI single by Colemanâ€™s Cash Miller.