All-state baseball ends in tie
Jordon Burney follows through on a second-inning double for the Small East
TULSA — Major League Baseball now isn’t the only one to have an all-star game wind up in a tie.
For the first time since 1946, the Oklahoma Coaches Association all-state baseball game ended in a deadlock.
A run in the bottom of the fourth inning pulled the Small West into a 4-4 tie with the Small East Tuesday, July 24 at J.L. Johnson Stadium on the campus of Oral Roberts University.
And that’s where it ended.
Neither team would score again. Since it was an all-star game, Oklahoma Coaches Association officials opted not to play extra innings.
The 2002 MLB All-Star game ended in a 7-7 tie since both teams ran out of available players.
The East jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, then Wyandotte’s Jordon Burney gave his team to tack on another run when he led off the second with a double.
However, the next three batters were retired, leaving him stranded.
The East did pick up another two in the third, but the West rallied for three in its half of the third.
A wild pitch allowed Hayden Savage of Amber-Pocasette to score the winning run in the bottom of the fourth.
A wild pitch also loomed large in the large school game giving the East what proved to be the deciding run in a 6-5 victory.
Fairland’s Bryson Cottrell played in the all-state golf match Monday, July 23 at Cherokee Hills Golf Course.
The West dominated the East and combined for a 38-10 win.
The girls rolled 23-1 and the boys claimed a 15-9 decision.
Cottrell and Jace Weatherly of Wewoka had a 76, but lost 4-0 to Josh Grounds of Luther and Carson Tewell of Oklahoma Christian School, who shot 67.
Individual medalists were Owasso’s Austin Enzbrenner and Jared Strathe with a 63.
The rest of the week
Girls’ all-state basketball and wrestling were held Wednesday, July 25, with the boys’ basketball games on Thursday, July 26.
Raven Blackbear of Mounds, a Northeastern A&M signee, played for the Small East in the girls’ basketball game.
The weeklong completion ends Friday, July 26 with the football game at Union Tuttle Stadium.
Afton’s Wil Amos will be a member of the East all-state team.
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M is scheduled to have eight signees in the game: Jenks wide receiver DeAngelo Wagoner, Broken Bow wide receiver J.J. Harris, Union defensive lineman Kenya Walker, Beggs defensive back Brandon Williams, Tulsa Washington’s Rylan McQuarters, Norman North quarterback Ryan Peoples, Yukon offensive lineman Jamar Smith and Lawton defensive lineman Nathan Eggleton.
Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
Admission is $5 at the gate.