After winning their first game of the day over their arch rivals from Sapulpa, the Charles Page High School baseball team (23-11) suffered an 11-5 defeat at the hands of Owasso (27-8) in the second round of the Regional Tournament.
The host team was defeated 6-5 by the Chieftains (23-10-1) earlier in the day, leaving each team with one loss in a double-elimination tournament.
The Sandites kicked the game off with a bang as John Miller (5-1) struck out the first three Owasso batters in the bottom of the first. Cale Savage gave his team the first lead with a second inning triple to score his younger brother, Cason Savage.
Nate Ackenhausen, who also went the distance on the mound for Owasso, tied the game up with a solo home run in the bottom of the second. The Rams loaded the bases with walks from there, but Ty Steelman caught a line drive to strand the lot.
Owasso claimed the lead in the third as Ackenhausen singled to score CD White. The Rams picked up three walks and scattered four hits for a 7-1 advantage in the bottom of the fourth.
Kameron Adcock hit his second home run of the season in the fifth inning to tie Tyler Ash as the leading homer hitter on the team.
The Rams pushed their lead to 11-2 in the sixth with two walks and three singles before the Sandites tried to rally.
Sand Springs loaded the bases with singles from Cale Savage, Adcock, and Steelman. Savage scored on a sacrifice fly by Cal Watkins, then Adcock came in on a single from Riley Rutledge. Steelman scored the final run of the game on a ground ball by Ash.
Kyler Copeland walked to load the bases with a pair of outs, but Jacob Snodgrass flied out to left field to bring the game to a close.
The Sandites struggled in the bull pen and went through five pitchers over the course of the game. John Miller was credited with his first loss of the season, but Rutledge (1-0) and Seth Villines (1-0) both saw action and Michael Miller and Kiefer Massey made their varsity pitching debuts.
The Sandites and Chieftains will play a rematch at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday with the winner playing Owasso for the ticket to State at 12:30 p.m.
OHS 11 CPHS 5
Hits: OHS 11, CPHS 9.
Walks: OHS 10, CPHS 4.
Strikeouts: CPHS 4, OHS 5.
Steals: OHS 3.
Errors: OHS 1, CPHS 1.
Left-on-Base: OHS 10, CPHS 8.