July 1, 2013

Chicks flying high as season ends

Jake McGuire
The Express-Star


Fresh off a road win and a summer league playoffs final appearance, Chickasha managed to beat 2013 Class A State Baseball quarterfinalists Binger 2-0 and 8-5 in a Friday double-header.

After winning at Marlow just a day before, Chickasha had plenty of momentum facing Binger.

In game one, the score didn’t reflect how much the Chicks dominated all aspects of the game. Starting pitcher Brock Henderson threw a solid game to strike out three batters, walk none and record the shutout win. Even though Binger managed to get runners on base, Chickasha's defense remained strong enough to keep them off the board. 

The Chicks had four players go 1-for-3, one of which was Mario Medina who also recorded an RBI. 

Coach Blake Taylor, Chickasha’s junior varsity coach, took the reins while Gore was absent. Taylor said he isn’t surprised how well the Chicks have been performing in these last few games.

“We’re starting to see things that we like," Taylor said. "We’re playing better at the right time, and we’ve been getting better each and every game."

Coach Taylor went with the younger players in game two per Fightin' Chicks routine this summer, and they didn’t disappoint.

Chickasha started with an offensive explosion, scoring all eight runs in the first two innings. Brooks Bush led the charge going 3-for-3 with two RBI. However, he would not be the only one. 

Mario Medina, who is better known for his pitching, got it done swinging the bat going 2-for-2  with two stand-up doubles, and he recorded two more RBI to go along with his one in game one.

“I’m very happy with the way the guys came out and played tonight and last night,"  Taylor said. "I wouldn’t expect anything different going into the next tournament and in our next double-headers this next week."

Chickasha played at Elgin last night and returns home tonight to face Elgin again. The Chicks next tournament will begin on July 9.