The Charles Page High School varsity baseball team dropped its season-opener Thursday evening, falling 7-5 in a non-district game at Coweta. The Tigers jumped out to an early lead with three runs in the first inning and were 7-1 after four innings before the Sandites made a comeback.
Coweta scored two on the first hit of the game as Seth Marrujo homered in Logan Vaughan. JD Geneva singled and courtesy runner Cash Singleton scored on an error soon after.
Sand Springs got their feet wet in the second inning with doubles from Riley Rutledge and Tyler Ash, the latter scoring the former.
The home team jumped further out front in the third thanks to a pair of walks, four singles, and an error. Ty Decker, Reed Gaddy, and Jesse McDermott all singled on loaded bases for the 6-1 advantage. Reid Stockman scored the Tigers' final run in the fourth on a sacrifice fly from Geneva.
Ty Steelman got the Sandites back on track in the fifth, singling in Malachi Burks, then scored on a sacrifice by Rutledge. Cal Watkins and Steelman drew walks to start the sixth. Braden Askew doubled in Watkins and Steelman scored on a single from Rutledge for the final runs of the game.
Brock Youngblood (0-1, 6-9) got the start and the loss on the mound, giving up five hits and three walks with one strikeout over two innings. Steelman took over and pitched four strikeouts and two walks in three innings, while Ash pitched cleanup.
The Sandites will look to get in the win column Saturday in their home debut against Midwest City at 1:00 p.m.