Day two of the Chickasha summer baseball tournament took close to 11 hours as five pool play games were contested at Elliott Field. Class 4A State champion Tuttle and Lawton Mac got things going at 10 a.m. and Chickasha 1 and El Reno closed things down around 8:30 under the lights.

TUTTLE 18, LAWTON MAC 4 (five innings)

The Tigers made short work of an overmatched Mac squad in game one, sending up eight guys in the first inning and ten each in the second and third frames. Suddenly it was 14-1 after 2-1/2 but Tuttle switched pitchers and reliever Chris Williams was more to the Highlanders' liking. Tyler Brooksher went yard on him to lead a three run Mac third but Williams settled down and shut them down through the fourth and fifth for the run-rule.

The Tuttle reliever did most of his damage with the bat, driving in five runs on a pair of singles and a two-run shot over the left-center field wall. First baseman Sam Pagel drove in another five runs from the cleanup spot with a double, a single and a pair of infield outs. Third baseman Trent Scrivner's bases-loaded double in the second scored another three.


In the most competitive game of the day, Blanchard jumped out early then found themselves in a dogfight as Tuttle rallied late.

Lion pitcher Kameron Kralik had the state champs on the ropes, allowing one walk in four innings, but the Tigers opened the fifth with back-to-back solo homers by Williams and shortstop Kyle Ebert and it was on. Grant Glasser and Rance Pride's clutch RBI base hits gave the Tigers a 4-3 lead but the Lions responded in the home fifth with a two-run shot by catcher Jason West and an RBI single from Matt Park to retake the lead 6-4.

Pagel opened the sixth with a single but pinch-runner Kyle Ebert was gunned down stealing and Kralik retired the next five Tigers for the big win. Except for the shaky fifth inning, he allowed one hit.


Mac licked their wounds while watching Tuttle get beat and came back out and roughed up Chickasha 2 8-3. Up 3-2, Mac sent up 11 hitters and scored five runs on three hits and a wild pitch. Chris Caldwell's two-run single capped off the inning after Roland Baza drove in one run and Tim Keemer worked a bases-loaded walk for another.

They ran themselves out of an inning in the top of the seventh, though, with a baserunning mistake. One sure run and possibly a couple of more were lost when Brad Harmon was called out for interference for not going down as he was being put out on the front end of an interior double play.

Josh Gresham's seventh-inning RBI double got the Chicks to three but Cody Plunk fanned the dangerous Braden Cook with runners on second and third to end the game.


The Maroons scored five runs in the top of the seventh to finish El Reno off. The late rally wasn't highlight-tape material but it was effective and got Perry through pool A play unbeaten.

Trendon Johnson had allowed six runs on nine hits through six but was spent and catcher Lawrence Rhoades was called on to go the seventh. He struggled, giving up two big hits and walking three. Maroon pitcher Nate Schwandt's two-run single capped things off and got him, and the team, the win. Schwandt also had a good offensive night…a perfect four-for-four with a double, three singles and five ribbies.


EL RENO 2 (five innings)

Chickasha 1 exploded for nine runs in a marathon second inning to set the stage for a five-inning run rule of their conference rivals. Thirteen Chicks teed off on pitcher Caleb Koos for nine runs on five hits and an Indian error.

Swayne Parsons allowed two runs on a hit, two walks and an error in the third for the win. Chris Muchmore threw the fifth to get some work and struck out two Indians for the save.

Sophomore shortstop Heath Wilda led the Chick attack with three RBIs. Parsons, right fielder Kyle King and catcher Blake Taylor each had two and first baseman B.J. Hartis and third baseman Jake Jobe each had one.

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