In one of their biggest tests of the season, the Charles Page High School varsity baseball team (17-6) prevailed 7-4 over the Bixby Spartans (15-8) Friday night at the Spartan/Tiger Turf War. The Friday the 13th victory was their thirteenth win in a row.
Sand Springs was first on the board as Lucas Adcock scored on a wild pitch in the top of the second inning, but the Spartans took the lead in the bottom of the inning.
Alex Bighorse scored on a wild pitch and Gage Conger singled to score Blake Williams for the 2-1 advantage, then Jaxson Crull scored on an error in the third inning.
The Sandites came from behind in the top of the fifth with four hits, two walks, and an error. Ty Steelman tripled to score Kameron Adcock, Tyler Ash singled to score Steelman, and Braden Askew doubled to score Ash. Riley Rutledge scored on the error for the 5-3 advantage.
Tucker Pawley scored on a single from Sam Hink in the bottom of the fifth, but that would be the last run of the night for the Spartans.
Ash, who hit his first varsity home run against Jenks just a few hours prior, repeated the feat to score Kameron Adcock in the top of the sixth and led the Sandites offensively with two hits, two runs, and three RBI.
Bixby went down swinging, hitting a pair of singles and loading the bases in the bottom of the seventh, but Ty Steelman pitched two strikeouts and Ash caught a fly ball in center field to bring the game to a close.
It was a joint effort on the mound as Cale Savage (0-0, 1-1), John Miller (4-0), and Steelman (2-0, 2-1) each saw pitching action. Miller got the win, throwing two hits, three walks, and three strikeouts in three innings. Savage pitched two hits and three walks in two innings, and Steelman picked up his third save of the season with two hits and three strikeouts in two innings.
Sand Springs Baseball will return to action in the championship round against Booker T. Washington (11-12) Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Broken Arrow High School. The Sandites previously defeated the Hornets 9-6 at the Tiger/Zebra Tournament in March.