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FEATURE


THE HILLDALE HORNETS CELEBRATE!


In Class 3A, the Spiro Bulldogs first round opponent was the


defending state champion Verdigris Cardinals. Head coach Paul Croft tossed the ball to Quaylon Griffith and the steady sophomore once again showed no fear keeping the Cardinals in check. Spiro had its chances to score loading the bases in the first and fifth innings only to leave runners on base. The defending champs took the lead in the bottom of the sixth on a leadoff double and a two-out single for the only run of the contest. In the top of the seventh, Spiro’s


hopes were fueled after Tyler Didway’s lead- off double. Yet, once again the Bulldogs were unable to score and stranding a total of 12 baserunners.


HUNTER HARRISON HILLDALE


wild pitch allowing Dakota Holmes to race home from third.


With defensive plays including a diving catch from Rodden to silence the Chiefs rally, Harrison went the distance, using 110 pitches, including a wicked curve ball and change-up to produce


eight strikeouts, to preserve the victory. When shortstop Colby Mullens squeezed the pop-up off the bat of Dyce Applegate, Hilldale had 10th


Hornets capped the season with a 27-7 record. Final score: Hilldale 2 Berryhill 1


14 VYPEOK.COM | MAY 2012 win in a row and its first ever boys state title. The


Final score: Verdigris 1 Spiro 0


In Class 2A, Wister and Oktaha squared off in day one action at Dolese Park. After a single tally in the first, the Wildcats generated a 5-run outburst off Tigers’ starter Jordan Webb in the second frame including a 2-run single by Colby Turnipseed followed by RBI-singles by Clint Crane and Cody Luman.


Back to back doubles by Dalton Flock and Caleb Shoemake gave


Oktaha its first run in the second followed in the third by Darius Bartosovsky’s run scoring double. Wister put the game on ice with three runs in the seventh. Final Score Wister 9 Oktaha 3


SCOTT RODDEN HILLDALE


COACH NATHAN FRISBY COACH DARREN RIDDLE


Photo By John Hasler Photo By John Hasler


Photo By John Hasler


Photo By John Hasler


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