CPHS Baseball: Banker strikes out seven, Sandites blank Broken Arrow 6-0

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The Charles Page High School varsity baseball team (12-2, 3-0) earned their sixth-straight victory Monday evening against Broken Arrow (10-6, 5-2) with a 6-0 district shutout. They also won 13-5 Saturday against Joplin (5-2).

Undefeated senior Ben Banker (5-0, 6-0) got the win on the mound against Broken Arrow, throwing his first seven-inning shutout with seven strikeouts, three hits, and four walks. The Sandites recorded eight hits and three doubles in their third-straight win over the Tigers.

The game went scoreless till the bottom of the third when Seth Villines reached on an error and scored on a single from Tyler Ash. Ash came in on a single from Cal Watkins for the 2-0 lead.

The Tigers walked two in the fourth inning and both runners scored on sacrifice bunts. Brycen Peterman and Kyler Murray recorded RBIs to score Keaton Campbell and Ethan Sartin. Villines reached on an error in the bottom of the sixth, then Murray and Ash hit back-to-back doubles for the 6-0 advantage.

Broken Arrow stranded two in the sixth and two in the seventh but couldn’t hit pay dirt. Watkins caught a pop fly to secure the victory.

The Sandites will kick off a four-game road series Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. when they visit the Tigers on their home field. They will play Bartlesville Thursday, Yukon Saturday, and Ponca City Monday before returning to Sand Springs.

Five Sandites had pitching duty against Joplin in the second game of the Tiger/Zebra Classic in Pryor on Saturday. Games against Coweta and Booker T. Washington were rained out. Sand Springs scored three runs in the first inning and never trailed.

The Eagles walked Murray and Burks to start the game and Watkins drove in the first run with a double. Burks came in on a balk and Watkins scored on a sacrifice fly from Cale Savage. Joplin got on the board soon after with an RBI single from Blake Dean.

Watkins hit a double to score Peterman and Murray in the second inning. Sartin walked in on loaded bases in the second and hit an RBI single in the third to score Jacob Snodgrass for a 7-1 lead.

Ash (0-0, 3-2) made his season pitching debut, throwing four strikeouts, five walks, and two hits in just over two innings. He was relieved by Michael Miller in the bottom of the third. Miller gave up an RBI double and the Eagles scored again on a sacrifice fly.

The Sandites had their best inning in the fourth with four runs. Burks doubled and stole home, Watkins and Campbell both singled and scored on errors, and Sartin singled in Snodgrass once again.

Jaxon Skaggs (2-0) took over in the bottom of the fourth and was awarded the win. He walked one and gave up a two-run homer to Grant Jones, but went on to strike out three over two innings without relinquishing another base.

Sand Springs loaded the bases in the top of the seventh with two singles and a walk. Snodgrass doubled to score Burks and Cale Savage for the final runs of the game.

John Miller (1-0, 6-1) threw one walk and one strikeout in the sixth, and caught one runner stealing. Villines (2-0, 3-0) pitched one strikeout in the seventh.

CPHS Season Stats

Batting Avg.
(Min. 17 AB)
.478 Watkins
.417 Burks
.412 Murray
.371 Savage
.371 Snodgrass
.342 Copeland
.259 Sartin
.222 Villines
.194 Ash
.190 Peterman

Slugging Avg.
.647 Murray
.630 Watkins
.543 Snodgrass
.500 Burks
.457 Savage
.395 Copeland
.333 Sartin
.278 Villines
.222 Ash
.190 Peterman

On-Base %
.551 Burks
.545 Murray
.528 Watkins
.500 Savage
.444 Copeland
.436 Snodgrass
.429 Sartin
.364 Villines
.348 Ash
.333 Peterman

Hits
22 Watkins
15 Burks
13 Savage
13 Copeland
13 Snodgrass
7 Murray
7 Sartin
7 Ash
4 Massey
4 Villines
4 Peterman
3 Seabolt
3 Campbell
2 Berg
1 J. Miller
1 M. Miller
1 Blair

Singles
15 Watkins
12 Burks
11 Copeland
10 Savage
9 Snodgrass
6 Ash
5 Sartin
4 Murray
4 Massey
4 Peterman
3 Villines
3 Campbell
2 Seabolt
2 Berg
1 J. Miller
1 Blair

Doubles
7 Watkins
3 Burks
3 Savage
3 Snodgrass
2 Sartin
2 Copeland
2 Murray
1 Villines
1 Seabolt
1 M. Miller
1 Ash

Triples
1 Murray

Home Runs
1 Snodgrass

Sacrifices
3 Burks
3 Peterman
3 Savage
2 Murray
1 Watkins
1 Snodgrass
1 Copeland
1 Ash

Runs
15 Murray
15 Watkins
14 Burks
13 Savage
10 Ash
8 Peterman
8 Snodgrass
8 Campbell
7 Sartin
6 Massey
6 Villines
5 M. Miller
2 J. Miller
1 Seabolt

RBI
24 Watkins
11 Savage
10 Snodgrass
7 Peterman
6 Ash
5 Murray
5 Sartin
4 Burks
4 Massey
4 Seabolt
3 J. Miller
2 Campbell
2 Copeland
1 Blair
1 Cassity
1 B. Banker

Stolen Bases
15 Watkins
10 Burks
5 Savage
4 Murray
4 Snodgrass
3 Peterman
3 Ash
3 Sartin
3 Campbell
1 Massey
1 M. Miller
1 Seabolt

Double Plays
7 Savage
5 Watkins
4 Villines
2 Campbell
1 M. Miller
1 Sartin

ERA
*Minimum 8 IP
1.60 B. Banker
1.66 Villines
2.63 J. Miller
2.93 Skaggs
3.50 Cassity

Win-Loss Record
5-0 B. Banker
2-0 Villines
2-0 Skaggs
1-0 J. Miller
2-1 Cassity
0-1 Peterman

Saves
2 M. Miller
1 Watkins
1 Peterman

WHIP
1.18 Villines
1.19 Skaggs
1.21 Cassity
1.25 B. Banker
2.01 J. Miller

Strike %
68.8 Skaggs
65.1 B. Banker
64.3 Villines
64.3 Cassity
62.2 J. Miller

Strikeouts
27 B. Banker
17 Cassity
13 Skaggs
10 Villines
10 J. Miller
6 Peterman
4 Ash
2 M. Miller
1 J. Banker
1 Watkins

Average Team Box Score

CPHS
Batting: .339
Runs: 8
Hits: 9
Slugging: .427
BB: 4
HBP: 2
Strikeouts: 4
OBP: .462
Stolen Bases: 4
Errors: 1
ERA: 3.19
WHIP: 1.52
K: 64%

Opponents
Batting: .260
Runs: 3
Hits: 6
Slugging: .337
BB: 3
HBP: 1
Strikeouts: 7
OBP: .350
Stolen Bases: 1
Errors: 2
ERA: 6.53
WHIP: 2.42
K: 58%