Elgin, Mac face off for Bowman title
Elgin baseball is proving itself to be a formidable opponent.
The Owls (12-6) cruised to a pair of victories on Friday, defeating Lawton High, 11-1, and Altus, 8-0, to clinch a spot in the Bo Bowman Tournament championship tonight against MacArthur. The title game is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the LHS diamond.
Braeden Moreland earned the victory on the mound in the first game, pitching all four innings. The freshman threw four strikeouts, allowing four hits in the process.
Jake Meents led the Owls at the plate, recording a double on the way to a 3-of-3 finish with 4 RBI. Meanwhile, Jaken Snider and Trevor Bianchini combined to go 2-of-4 at the plate, with both logging 2 RBI. Conner Pennington and Jacob Dawson also recorded an RBI each in the win.
Braeden Shackleford claimed the win on the mound in the shutout victory over Altus, tallying six strikeouts to three hits on only 62 pitches through six innings.
Bianchini had another successful day at the plate, finishing 3-of-4 with a double. Pennington experienced a similar result, recording a hit on two of three attempts while logging 2 RBI.
Meents, Kendrick Black and TJ Niedert each came away with a hit and an RBI as well, while Dawson tallied 2 RBI.
Elgin allowed only five hits combined through both games.
"We pitched the ball very well today," Owls coach Levi Garrett said. "When you get that kind of effort from your pitchers, it sure helps your cause a lot. They did a great job throwing strikes."
Elgin now turns its attention to a dangerous Mac team that sports a 13-1 record. The Highlanders defeated the Owls, 12-4, on March 16, so Elgin knows what the Class 5A power is capable of when clicking.
"It's going to be a tough one," Garrett said. "They can swing the bat really well, and they got some good guys on the mound as well. It should be a fun one I know our guys are looking forward to it. They came into our house and put it on us, but we'll be ready and hopefully we can put a few more hits together and keep them off the bases a little more and hopefully win a championship."
Cache run-rules Ike, will face Lawton High
Errors and walks were the story.
That was, until Jayden Garcia tripled home three runs in the fourth inning to essentially seal the win for Cache.