CPHS Baseball: Sandites run-rule Greenway, lead Muskogee 14-0 in three-inning rainout


The Charles Page High School varsity baseball team (6-6, 0-2) is on a roll lately, winning two of their last three games by double-digit run rule. After topping Arizona teams Coconino and Greenway by ten runs apiece, they took a 14-0 lead on Muskogee (2-9, 1-3) in a return to district action Monday evening in Sand Springs. The game was rained out in the top of the third inning, but the Sandites will have to finish it later.

John Miller pitches perfect game in 10-0 victory at Greenway

Hits: CPHS 10.
Walks: CPHS 4.
Strikeouts: CPHS 3, GHS 4.
Stolen Bases: CPHS 3.
Left on Base: CPHS 5.
Errors: GHS 2.

The Sandites finished the Best of the West Tournament with a 2-3 record, capped by a 10-0 shutout of Greenway High School (2-8) in Phoenix, Arizona. John Miller (2-0) pitched a perfect game with no hits, no walks, and four strikeouts in the five inning run-rule victory. Miller has pitched just over nine innings this season and surrendered only one hit so far. 

Sand Springs took the lead right out of the gate with a sacrifice fly from Cale Savage to score Ty Ash. Braden Millican hit a single in the third inning and scored on a wild pitch, then Savage doubled to score Cal Watkins. Riley Rutledge doubled in the fourth and scored on a sacrifice by Millican.

Most of the damage came in the top of the fifth as the Sandites loaded the bases with an error, a single, and a walk. Kyler Copeland singled in Braden Askew, Kameron Adcock singled in Rutledge and Garrett McCallie, then they reloaded the bases with a single from Millican and a walk. Adcock scored on a single from Brock Youngblood and Millican walked in for the 10-0 lead before the Demons finally caught a fly out to end the melee.

Miller pitched a strikeout, Watkins sent a groundball to Rutledge at first, and Ash caught a fly ball in center field to secure the victory.

Sandites lead Muskogee 14-0 after three innings, game postponed till Tuesday

Hits: CPHS 7.
Walks: CPHS 9.
Strikeouts: MHS 6.
Stolen Bases: CPHS 4.
Left on Base: CPHS 2.
Errors: MHS 1.

Torrential downpour brought an early end to what was supposed to be a district double header against Muskogee High School. The game was called off in the bottom of the third, postponed till Tuesday, then postponed again on Tuesday morning. The games will have to be made up at a later time. 

Askew (1-2, 4-4) got off to a great start on the mound, striking out two in the top of the first, one in the second, and three in the third, with no hits or walks.

The Roughers walked three straight in the first inning. Askew singled in Ash and Malachi Burks, Rutledge scored Savage on a sacrifice, then Copeland singled in McCallie for a 4-0 lead.

Steelman doubled in the second and scored on an error, Savaged singled in Burks, then Rutledge doubled to score Savage. McCallie, Rutledge, Michael Miller, and Adcock walked in, then Burks hit a sacrifice fly to score Millican and Savage doubled to score Steelman and Ash to make it 14-0. 

Askew struck out the side in the third before the rain got too bad to continue. 

The Sandites will return to action Thursday at Pryor High School in the first round of the Tiger/Zebra Classic. They will play Coweta at 1:30 p.m., then will play at Claremore on Friday and Saturday.