Sandite Baseball drops seventh-straight in 4-2 district battle at Owasso

The Charles Page High School varsity baseball team (13-17 overall, 3-9 district) are on a rough streak lately, dropping their last seven-straight games.

They look to break that streak Tuesday night with a district home game against Owasso (26-2, 12-1) at 7:00 p.m.

Bartlesville 5 CPHS 2

(Hits: BHS 7, CPHS 4. Errors: CPHS 3, BHS 1. LOB: BHS 6, CPHS 6.)

The Sandites took on the Bruins (10-12, 5-6) in a double-header last Tuesday, dropping both games by three runs apiece.

Bartlesville jumped on their visitors early in the first game, scoring in the first inning with a single from AJ Archambo to bring in Garrett Meidl. Hunter Greathouse smacked a double in the top of the second, but the next three batters struck out to leave the Sandite stranded. Grant Yardley scored on an error at first base, then Brennan Longacre came in on a sacrifice for the 3-0 lead.

The Sandites took advantage of a trio of walks to load the bases in the third inning, then Greathouse singled to bring in Braden Cook and Mack Thompson. Those would be their only runs of the game, however. Bartlesville tacked on runs in the third and sixth and held on for the 5-2 victory.

Brock Youngblood (2-5) got the loss on the mound, giving up seven hits, one walk, and five runs over six innings. Only one of the runs was earned, however,.

Bartlesville 7 CPHS 4

(Hits: BHS 13, CPHS 6. Errors: BHS 4, CPHS 0. LOB: CPHS 11, BHS 10.)

The Bruins took yet another early lead in game two, with runs from Meidl and John Cone in the first inning. Treyce Tolbert took advantage of an error to get the Sandites on the board in the bottom of the inning, then Greathouse scored on an error in the third to tie it up. 

Cone added another run in the fourth inning along with Derek Hill to reclaim the advantage at 4-2, then Yardley and Lukas Rietfors added another pair of runs in the fifth and Meidl scored the final Bruin run in the sixth.

Sand Springs tried to stage a comeback in the bottom of the seventh with three straight singles including a hit by Braden Millican to score Greathouose. Garrett McCallie came in on a hit from Riley Rutledge on the next play, but the hitting stalled out for a 7-4 defeat.

The Sandites went through a trio of pitchers, with the loss going to starter Josh Cordell (3-3), who pitched nine hits, four runs, two strikeouts, and two walks over four innings. Braden Askew (1-2) pitched three hits, three runs, two strikeouts, and one walk over two innings, then Cale Savage (1-1) pitched one hit in the seventh.

Cascia Hall 4 CPHS 2

(Hits: CPHS 6, CSHS 5. Errors: CSHS 1, CPHS 0. LOB: CPHS 4, CSHS 4.)

The Sandites traveled to 3A No. 15 Cascia Hall (11-13) for a non-district game Thursday and fell 4-2 despite outhitting their hosts and committing less errors.

The home team struck first with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first and two more in the third.

The Sandites found their feet for a pair of runs in the fifth as Cal Watkins singled in McCallie, then scored on a double from Kyler Copeland. 

Savage got the start and the loss on the mound, giving up four hits, four runs, and three walks. Rutledge pitched the final four innings and gave up only one hit, two walks, and no runs with four strikeouts. 

Owasso 4 CPHS 2

(Hits: OHS 8, CPHS 5. Errors: OHS 1, CPHS 0. LOB: OHS 6, CPHS 5.)

Sand Springs put up a tough fight Monday evening in Owasso, but the District Champions took an early lead and fended off a fifth inning comeback-attempt for the 4-2 victory.

Zach Jaccarino got his team on the board in the bottom of the second, then Connor Beichler singled in Jake Enzbrenner for the 2-0 lead.

The Sandites battled back in the top of the fifth as Josh Taber singled and came in on a hit from Tolbert. Thompson was hit by pitch, took second on Tolbert's single, then scored on an error to tie it up, but Tolbert was left stranded on the next play.

That action was undone in the bottom of the inning as Caleb Denny hit a two-run homer for the final scores of the game. 

Youngblood went the distance on the mound, giving up eight hits, four runs, and three walks against three strikeouts.