Spiroâ€™s Hunter Wilson made his way to All-State as a utility player. The Bulldogsâ€™ standout took advantage Tuesday night as he was used often in the Eastâ€™s 3-0 win over the West in the annual Oklahoma Coaches Association Large School All-State Game at Oral Roberts Universityâ€™s J.L. Johnson Stadium.
Wilsonâ€™s top highlight came early when he scored the first run in the opening inning. It came about when Wilson was inserted as courtesy runner in the first inning for Tulsa Cascia Hallâ€™s Bryce Carter, after Carter singled on one out. The next two runners walked and singled, respectively, to load the bases.
Still with one out and the bases loaded, Stillwaterâ€™s Michael Higgins put the ball in play. As West shortstop Jacob Chappell of Guthrie hooked up with first baseman Caleb Eldridge of Deer Creek-Edmond to tag out Stillwaterâ€™s Jon Littell, Wilson ran right home to make it a 1-0 game.
Wilson wasnâ€™t the only area athlete to hit the diamond Tuesday. So, too, did Red Oakâ€™s Tyler Parks, playing for the Small East â€” which defeated the Small West 6-4.
In Tuesday afternoonâ€™s contest, Parks was the starting pitcher. He yielded zero runs on a hit and had four strikeouts.