RED OAK â€” The good news for the Wister Wildcats baseball team had better games in Day 2 in the Red Oak Festival, but they still suffered a pair of losses on Thursday â€” losing 1-0 to the host Eagles and 10-4 to Hilldale.
In the loss to Red Oak, it was a pitching duel between Red Oak's Tyler Parks and Wister's Scotty Gibson.
Parks got the win as he pitched six inning with seven strikeouts. Chase Butcher pitched the seventh inning to get the save. The duo combined to six-hit the â€™Cats.
In defeat, Gibson pitched six innings, fanned seven batters and scattered five hits.
In the loss to Hilldale, the Hornets jumped out to a 2-0 lead after an inning en route to a 7-0 lead after three innings.
Whitesboro 10, Covington-Douglas 0; Watonga 11, Whitesboro 2: At Union City Festival, the Bulldogs got their first win of the season in their second game of Thursday's opening-day action. The â€™Dogs jumped out to a 3-0 lead after an inning in the Wildcats and never looked back.
In the loss to the Eagles, Watonga jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the opening inning, but Whitesboro cut the deficit in half at 4-2 by the end of the frame. However, that was as close as the Bulldogs got.
Editor's note: Heavener's scheduled home game against Buffalo Valley did not take place, and it was not known if the game would be rescheduled.