CPHS Baseball: Sabercats Sabotage Sandite Senior Night


The Charles Page High School varsity baseball team (22-10, 7-5) celebrated seven players and two managers on Senior Night, but the festivities were marred by a 4-0 upset loss to Southmoore High School (8-26, 3-9).

Conner Dennis, Braden Millican, Riley Rutledge, Braden Askew, Brock Youngblood, Ty Steelman, Kameron Adcock, Morgan Schlehuber, and Maddie Ward each saw their final home game at the Sandite Baseball Complex. 

Alec Spencer led the effort for the Sabercats, giving up only four hits and two walks against six strikeouts in the 4-0 shutout. 

Two doubles and two singles in the top of the third gave Southmoore a 2-0 advantage with runs from Brendan Kirchoff and Austin Slate, and they padded their lead in the seventh. 

Laif Bradshaw reached on an error, Donnie Gaines singled, and Bradshaw scored on a ground ball from Slate. Spencer drew a walk and a pair of balks brought in Slate for the final run of the game.

Steelman landed singles in the first and fourth innings, Askew doubled in the fourth, and Kyler Copeland doubled in the seventh. 

Dennis (3-2, 4-2) pitched the first six innings, throwing seven hits and four strikeouts. Steelman (2-0, 2-1) started the seventh inning and threw one hit and one walk. Youngblood (3-4, 9-12) faced the final batter who grounded out. 

Sand Springs will receive their Regional assignment Monday, April 30th and the tournament will be played May 3-5. The winning team will punch their ticket to the State Tournament at Oral Roberts University. 

Hits: SHS 8, CPHS 4.
Walks: CPHS 2, SHS 1.
Strikeouts: SHS 4, CPHS 6.
Steals: CPHS 1.
Errors: CPHS 1.
Left-on-Base: CPHS 5, SHS 6.

OSSAA District 6A-3 FINAL Standings
11-1 Enid (27-5)
8-4 Broken Arrow (18-14)
8-4 Jenks (16-15)
7-5 Sand Springs (22-10)
4-8 Ponca City (10-22)
3-9 Southmoore (8-26)
1-11 Muskogee (3-27)