The Grove Ridgerunners varsity baseball team is currently 21-6 for their season after completing a tournament April 12-13.

Their recent wins have bumped them into third in the state trailing closely behind Blanchard ranked second and Tuttle ranked first.

Bethany dropped to fourth recently when Groves additional games were calculated, and Stilwell follow in fifth.

The rankings provided are calculated from a third party site call because OSSAA does not calculate standings for class 4A.

The team traveled to Oklahoma City on Thursday, April 12 for the Carl Albert Tournament were they went 1-1.

Their first game was a win against Bishop McGuiness 6-5 which went all 7 inning.

The game was neck and neck from the start with Bishop scoring a run in the first which was answered by the Ridgerunners.

Bishop put four additional runs on the board in the top of the third that was again match by Grove in the second half of the inning.

Grove finally took the in the bottom of the fifth when Chat Hayes hit a double earning the team an RBI by bringing in Braxton Pennington.

Grove was able to prevent any more runs by Bishop to win the game in the seventh.

Kaleb Keener threw for five of the seven innings with Colin Craig throwing the remaining two innings.

Keener threw 75 pitches of which 49 were strikes averaging 15 pitches an inning.

Their next game was against Oklahoma City Broncos Home School which was a loss for the Ridgerunners 3-7 by the end of the seventh.

The Broncos score two early runs in the top of the first and another in the third inning before Grove put one run on the board in the bottom of the third.

Grove was able to tie the game up in the fourth with two additional runs.

The Broncos regained the lead scoring four runs in the fifth innings.

Neither team was able to put any more on the board for the remainder of the game resulting in a Ridgerunners loss 3-7.

Zane Knox threw five of the seven innings and Cooper Smith was on the mound for two innings.

Knox threw a total of 107 pitches of which 52 were strikes averaging 21.4 pitches an inning.

The crew turned around the next day April 13 to face off against Tecumseh winnings 6-5.

Grove scored a run in the bottom of the first getting them on the board 1-0.

It was in the fourth inning that Tecumseh scored five runs to take the lead over the Ridgerunners.

Grove was able to regain the lead in the bottom half of the inning with five of their own runs.

The game was called as a win for the Ridgerunners after five innings due to a time limit.

The Ridgerunners have three more games before district play start in Grove.

They will be facing Verdigris (21-4) at 5 p.m. Monday, April 16 and the results were unavailable in time for print.

Their last two regular season games will be at home the first against Verdigris at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 17.

They last game will be played against Sequoyah Tahlequah (9-11) at 5 p.m. Monday, April 23.