Senior Tylor Lee had the hot stick Thursday, hitting two solo home runs to left-center in Chickasha’s 12-6 tournament win over Cache.

After getting schooled by Yukon Tuesday, the Chicks bounced back and played with some fire to get pitcher Braden Cook a win.

An error and a delayed double steal got Chickasha out to a 2-0 lead after one but Cache got to Cook for three runs in the top of the third with a two-out rally.

A pair of singles, a double by three-hole Simpson and a drive to center by cleanup hitter Evans got the Bulldogs out 3-2 but Chickasha responded with a bat-around in the home half for five runs.

Starter Burnett walked the first three Chickasha hitters and Lee, who drew the first pass, stole home on a wild pitch. Thompson took over and walked Colin Hightower to load them back up.

Heath Wilda was forced at home on a grounder to third then Devan Shepard worked another walk to force in a run. Twin brother Dylan drove in another one with an error on his shot to right, Hightower scored on a wild pitch and Taylor Wilson almost took Thompson’s head off with a missile up the middle to score Dylan for the fifth Chick run.

Lee smacked his first homer to left-center for another run in the fourth and Keef led off the fifth with a double to the wall in the left-center field gap.

Devan walked and a double steal set the table for two more runs. Dylan’s sacrifice fly to deep center plated Keef and Devan raced home tagging up on Wilson’s popup to shallow right that caught Cache’s first baseman out of position to make a good throw after making the catch.

The Dogs picked up three runs in the top of the sixth on Elam’s two-run double and an RBI single by Bender but Chickasha got two more in the bottom half with game time running out.

Lee led off with his second homer then Wilda bounced one off the wall in left-center for a double. Elam took over with runners on the corners and Wilda raced home on Hightower’s ground-out. Two more walks loaded the bases again but Elam got Wilson swinging for the third out with game time gone.



Tigers win, qualify

for championship



Tuttle beat Putnam City West 11-8 Thursday morning to finish pool play at the Chickasha tournament unbeaten and earn them a spot in Sunday’s championship game.

Heath Long, who had control problems in a short stint Wednesday, got the start Thursday and pitched much better, holding the Patriots to just two runs on three hits through the first three innings. West’s Zach Ybanez was the only player to actually hit him hard, popping a three-run home run to left in the home fourth to get the Pats within three runs at 9-6.

Eric Cummings took over in the fifth and struggled, walking three and getting dinged for two runs on an error and a wild pitch. Ryan McIntosh came on with one out, got the Tigers out of the jam and shut West down in the sixth for the win just as game time expired.

McIntosh was also the hitting hero for Tuttle, with back-to-back home runs to left - a two-run shot in the first inning and a three-runner in the second.

Sunday’s title game will be played at 4:30 instead of the original 7 p.m. start.

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