Spiro Bulldog represents area in All-State Baseball Game; Red Oak Eagle pitches for Small East in first game
Spiro’s Hunter Wilson made his way to All-State as a utility player. The Bulldogs’ standout took advantage Tuesday night as he was used often in the East’s 3-0 win over the West in the annual Oklahoma Coaches Association Large School All-State Game at Oral Roberts University’s J.L. Johnson Stadium.Wilson’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 Hall’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, Stillwater’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 Stillwater’s Jon Littell, Wilson ran right home to make it a 1-0 game.Wilson wasn’t the only area athlete to hit the diamond Tuesday. So, too, did Red Oak’s Tyler Parks, playing for the Small East — which defeated the Small West 6-4.In Tuesday afternoon’s contest, Parks was the starting pitcher. He yielded zero runs on a hit and had four strikeouts.