The second Chickasha summer baseball tournament got underway with Pool A games Thursday and the host Fightin' Chicks came away with a split.

After dropping game one 7-6 to eventual pool winner Blanchard, Chickasha 1 run-ruled Comanche 10-2 in game three to place second.

After beating Chickasha 1, the Lions beat the Indians in game two 5-0 to win the pool.

Pool B games will be decided today with Carl Albert and Lookeba-Sickles opening at 2:00 then Chickasha 2 playing the Titans at 4:30 and L-S at 7:00.



Blanchard rallied for three runs in the sixth to beat Chickasha 7-6 in a see-saw opening game.

The Lions grabbed an early 4-0 lead but Chickasha scored three runs in the third and three in the fifth to jump ahead 6-4. Blanchard scored three more runs in the top of the sixth for the 7-6 lead and hung on for the win.

Justin Elmore went the distance for the Lions, allowing six runs on five hits and striking out three. Elmore only walked one but hit three batters.

Chance Sneed got the loss, coming on in relief in the fourth for starter Kyle King but getting nicked for three runs on one hit an error and three walks in the sixth.

Heath Wilda and Josh Gresham each drove a pair of Chickasha runs and Kyle Hernandez drove in one. Justin Elmore and Tyler Johnson each drove in a Lion run in the sixth and Jason West scored on the back end of a successful delayed double steal.

The first four Lion runs were scored on wild pitches and the Chick defense committed seven errors.



Evan Schinerrer allowed just three Comanche players to reach first base as the Lions got another win, this time by a score of 5-0.

The Blanchard pitcher struck out eight on his way to a dominating one-hitter. Comanche's Jordan Boyer reached on a fifth-inning single but was gunned down by catcher Jason West on a “strike-em-out, throw-em-out” after Gaylen Brantley went down swinging.

Nate Gonsolin's third-inning RBI single gave Blanchard a 1-0 lead then Ty Johnson scored on an error on Gonsolin's ground ball in the fifth. Catcher Jason West hit a three-run blast to about the same spot that he planted two into last weekend in the Lion sixth to cap things off.

With the win, Blanchard won the pool and will play in one semi Saturday at 4:45.



Chickasha scored four runs each in the third and fourth innings and a pair in the fifth to set up the run-rule that closed out the nightcap.

The Chicks collected eleven hits and took advantage of three Indian errors to get Dalton Shepard the win. Shepard only allowed one run on two third-inning hits… Marshall Hawley's single and Clay Loughbridge's double… and walked four.

Heath Wilda threw the fifth and allowed one run on three walks before shutting things down for the save.

Wilda finished with four RBIs, Kyle Hernandez had two and Josh Gresham added one. Hernandez and Gresham each were three-for-three for the night.

The final game set the table for Saturday's elimination games. Chick 1 will play the third place team from Pool B at 10:00 and Comanche will play the second place team from Pool B at 12:15.

The winners will advance to the semifinals at 2:30 and 4:45. The finals are at 7 p.m.

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