Jay Bulldog baseball opened the 2017 season on Thursday, March 2 with two Class 4A District five wins over Tulsa Webster 9-0 in the first game and 22-0 in the second game of the double header,
Jay 9 Tulsa Webster 0
Two pitchers combined for the one hit shutout. Junior Mason Weems pitched four innings with one hit, one walk and nine strikeouts. Freshman Kobe Sixkiller pitched the final inning of the run rule game giving up one walk in the game.
Senior Michael Hopson and Sixkiller led the team in hitting going 2-2 with Sixkiller finishing with three RBI's and Hopson two. Senior Taylor Morgan, juniors Trader Osburn, Mason Weems and Gabe Simpson along with sophomore Jett Gibe also had a hit each. Simpson and Weems also had an RBI each.
The Bulldogs got four runs in the first inning. Gibe scored off a Simpson line drive double to center field to put Jay up 1-0 before Simpson and Hopson followed on an RBI double from Kobe Sixkiller. Sixkiller followed on an RBI single from Weems.
Jay added three in the second with Osburn scoring off a bases loaded walk and Hopson smashing a home run to left field to also score Simpson.
Morgan added a run off a Tulsa Webster error in the third with Hopson wrapping up the scoring in the fourth off a sacrifice fly from Sixkiller.
Jay 22 Tulsa Webster 0
Jay hammered out 15 hits in the game to one for Tulsa Webster. Simpson was 4-4 at the plate while Simpson and Weems had four RBI's.
Ryan finished 2-2 while Gibe, Kobe Budder, Weems and Sixkiller all finished 2-3. Osburn also had a hit in the game.
Jay took a 3-0 lead after the first quarter. Simpson doubled to to right field to score Gibe and give Jay a 1-0 lead before Simpson followed on a Hopson sacrifice single. The final run of the inning came when junior Brenden Ryan came home on a Hopson sacrifice single.
Jay pulled away in the second inning 10-0 on seven runs before a lightning delay stopped the game. Osburn and Brody Winfield scored off a Simpson triple and then followed in the same manner off a triple from Ryan.
Ryan followed on a error before Weems doubled to score Hopson and Budder. The final run of the inning came when Sixkiller plated Weens off a line drive double to right field.
Jay blew the game open in the third inning following the lightning delay scoring 12 runs and the game called at the end of the third.
Jay is playing in a tournament this week in Gulf Shores, Alabama and will return home with a home game with Vinita on March 20.