The Ridgerunners made a one two punch to the Cleveland Tigers to defeat them at home in the Bi-District tournament.
The double header game which started at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 was the best of three games.
The first game was a 10-0 win and a no hitter thrown by Chat Hayes.
Hayes threw the entire game totaling 78 pitches of which 51 where in the strike zone sending 11 players home on strikes.
Grove took an early lead with four runs in the bottom of the first innings and continued to press the advantage the next few innings.
With an additional three runs scored in both the second and third innings it allowed the Ridgerunners to lead by 10 putting the game in the run rule reach.
With the Tigers unable to score by the fifth inning the game was called as a win for the Ridgerunners.
After a brief turnover of the field the Ridgerunners and Tigers set up for the second game of the day.
With Grove being the visiting team this game they were able to defeat Cleveland 7-2 after a full seven innings of play.
Cade Coble was on the mound for the Ridgerunners throwing all seven innings against the Tigers.
Coble threw a total of 86 pitches of which 59 were in the strike zone and five were struck out.
Grove took a four-run lead in the top of the first inning which was started by Zane Knox scoring the first run on a pop out to right field.
The Tigers were able to put two runs on the board in the bottom of the first innings when a line drive hit to center field allowed two runners to advance home.
During the second Grove brought in two more runs starting when Knox hit a double with an RBI followed by Seth Willis hitting a sacrifice grounder for one more RBI.
Neither team was able to add more runs on the scoreboard until Grove put one up in the top of the seventh inning when Tyler Davis stole home.
With the Tigers unable to score in the seventh the Ridgerunners won their second game giving them the Bi-District championship.
The boys will advance to regionals and are slated to play Sallisaw 16-14 at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 in Fort Gibson.
The full playoff schedule for regionals is expected to be posed on OSSAA’s website prior to the start of play on Wednesday.
With their win over the Tigers, Grove is now boasting a season record of 23-8.