CPHS Baseball: Sandites throttle Southmoore 12-3, Miller strikes out seven

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MOORE - Undefeated first-year pitcher John Miller (5-0) threw a perfect game Tuesday evening at Southmoore with no runs, no hits, no walks, and seven strikeouts in four innings.

The Charles Page High School varsity baseball team (21-9, 7-4) throttled the Sabercats (7-24, 2-8) in a 12-3 district road game. 

Braden Askew (4-3) got the start and tossed four hits, three walks, and one strikeout in the first three innings. Miller inherited a 3-2 deficit and the Sandites took the final lead in the top of the fourth.

Sand Springs was the first team on the board with an RBI single from Kyler Copeland in the second inning, then Riley Rutledge scored on a wild pitch in the third.

Southmoore loaded the bases with two walks and a double in the bottom of the third, and took the lead with singles from Jacob Chairess and Lincoln Lehew.

Braden Millican tied it up on a passed ball and Kameron Adcock singled in Malachi Burks for the lead. Cal Watkins tripled to score Adcock and came in on a hit by Rutledge to make it 6-3. 

Kameron Adcock batted in Millican with a sacrifice fly and Ty Steelman singled in Lucas Adcock in the top of the fifth. Askew singled to score Watkins in the sixth. Rutledge singled in Millican in the seventh, and Askew singled in Rutledge and Tyler Ash for the final runs of the game.

Tyler Rolke got the start and the loss for Southmoore, giving up six hits, six runs, and four walks against four strikeouts in a little over three innings. Jordan Howerton took over with two outs in the fourth and threw three hits, one strikeout, and one walk for three runs. Laif Bradshaw pitched the final two innings for four hits, three runs, and two strikeouts.

The Sandites have two regular-season games left. They will travel to Booker T. Washington (15-15) Thursday at 5:00 p.m. for a non-district game, and will wrap up district play Friday at 4:00 p.m. when they host Southmoore for Senior Night. 

CPHS 12 SHS 3
Hits: CPHS 13, SHS 4.
Walks: CPHS 5, SHS 3.
Strikeouts: CPHS 7, SHS 8.
Steals: CPHS 8.
Errors: SHS 4.
Double Plays: CPHS 1.
Left-on-Base: SHS 4, CPHS 8.

District 6A-3 Standings
11-1 Enid (25-5)
8-4 Broken Arrow (16-14)
7-4 Jenks (15-14)
7-4 Sand Springs (21-9)
4-8 Ponca City (10-21)
2-8 Southmoore (7-24)
1-11 Muskogee (3-25)