- Mini Penny
CAMERON â€” Last fall, the Cameron Yellowjackets missed out on two trips to state, losing both the championship and consolation championship game in the Class A Regional Tournament. The same ill fate happened to them once more.
The Yellowjackets lost 6-4 to the Wright City Lumberjax in the title game of the Class A Regional Tournament Thursday afternoon.
Cameron reached the regional title game as it outlasted Okay 11-10 in Friday afternoon's first game.
The Yellowjackets split their two games in Thursday's action, run ruling Okay 15-4 in the opener before losing 3-1 to Wright City in the winner's-bracket final.
In the regional title game, the Lumberjax, who trailed 4-2 in the sixth inning, scored four runs in their half of the inning to take a 6-4 lead. Then, Wright City's pitcher retired the â€™Jackets (17-12) in order in the seventh inning to punch its ticket to state.
In Friday's win over Okay, the â€™Jackets broke a 7-7 tie with a four-run sixth inning to take an 11-7 lead.
But the Mustangs, who were run ruled Thursday by Cameron, would not go down without a fight.
Okay scored three runs in the seventh inning to make it 11-10, but pitcher Alex Humphries got the two of the next three batters out to win the game. Humphries finished the game with seven Ks.
In Thursday's win over Okay, the â€˜Jackets jumped out to a 7-0 lead after an inning and never looked back.
In the winner's-bracket final loss to Wright City, the Yellowjackets broke a scoreless tie with a run in the second inning, but the â€™Jax scored twice in the sixth inning and once in the seventh inning to snatch the win away.
Editor's Note â€” Look for baseball playoff stories on Talihina's games in the Class 2A District Tournament and Leflore's games in the Class B Regional Tournament in Tuesday's edition.