CPHS Baseball: Sandites split district games with Jenks, Banker remains undefeated on the mound

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The Charles Page High School varsity baseball team (17-6, 6-2) split a district home-and-home this week against Jenks (17-10, 8-2). They defeated the Trojans 5-1 Monday on the road, but fell 11-3 Tuesday on their home turf.

The teams managed ten hits apiece on Monday. Both gave up a mess of walks and reaches-on-errors. Sand Springs stranded nine and the Trojans stranded eleven.

Cal Watkins scored the opening run on an RBI double from Cale Savage in the top of the first. Kiefer Massey stole home in the second, then Jenks stranded loaded bases in the third and fourth innings.

Malachi Burks and Brycen Peterman hit back-to-back RBI doubles in the sixth, scoring runs from Massey and Burks for a 4-0 lead before the home team averted the shutout. Jake Lamar reached on an error and scored on a single from Bryson Diener to get Jenks on the board, then Keaton Campbell scored the final run on a ground ball from Massey.

Undefeated senior Ben Banker (6-0, 7-0) got the win on the mound, throwing nine hits, three strikeouts, and three walks in five innings. John Miller (2-1, 7-2) pitched relief and recorded his first save of the year, throwing one hit and one walk in two innings.

Four Sandites saw pitching duty on Tuesday, and none managed to find their rhythm. The Trojans already lead 7-2 before recording their best inning in the seventh. They outhit the Sandites twelve to eight and benefited from four Sandite errors and seven walks.

Oklahoma State University-commit Bryce Osmond scored the first run of the game on a double from Geo Blackshaw in the top of the first. Osmond had an exception night for Jenks. He went four-for-four at the plate with three runs and three RBI. He also got the win on the mound, throwing five hits, two walks, and nine strikeouts.

Lamar scored on a sacrifice fly in the second inning, then Osmond hit an RBI single to bring in Eli Bilgrien. Osmond scored Jack Harding with a double in the fourth, then scored on a passed ball for a 5-1 lead. Bilgrien and Diener scored on an error in the fifth. Jenks loaded the bases and Bilgrien scored on another Osmond single in the seventh. Josh Cozzoni and Diener scored on a single from Blackshaw, then Osmond scored the final Trojan run on an error.

Savage scored on a fielder’s choice in the second inning, Seth Villines batted in Jacob Snodgrass with a single in the fifth, and Ryan Seabolt hit a double to score Massey in the seventh.

Sebastian Cassity (3-2) got the start and the loss on the mound, throwing three hits and three walks. Preston Berg (0-1) took over midway through the second, throwing four hits and a walk. Peterman (0-1) was sent to the mound in the fourth and threw one hit, two strikeouts, and a walk. Finally, Michael Miller pitched the final two innings and threw four hits, two strikeouts, and two walks.

The District Title is still wide open, with Jenks, Broken Arrow, and Sand Springs all holding two losses. The Sandites will host Union (10-15) Friday at 7:00 p.m. and will travel to Sapulpa (16-14) Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in a break from district action.

CPHS Season Stats

Batting Avg.
(Min. 20 AB)
.397 Burks
.395 Watkins
.344 Copeland
.339 Snodgrass
.333 Massey
.323 Savage
.323 Murray
.278 Sartin
.276 Villines
.212 Ash
.190 Peterman

Slugging Avg.
.500 Watkins
.475 Snodgrass
.466 Burks
.452 Murray
.391 Copeland
.387 Savage
.333 Massey
.310 Villines
.306 Sartin
.250 Ash
.214 Peterman

On-Base %
.520 Burks
.486 Massey
.469 Sartin
.453 Watkins
.444 Savage
.432 Copeland
.418 Snodgrass
.417 Murray
.400 Villines
.354 Ash
.286 Peterman

Hits
30 Watkins
23 Burks
22 Copeland
20 Snodgrass
20 Savage
11 Ash
10 Sartin
10 Murray
9 Massey
8 Villines
8 Peterman
5 Campbell
4 Seabolt
2 Berg
1 J. Miller
1 M. Miller
1 Blair

Singles
21 Watkins
19 Burks
19 Copeland
15 Snodgrass
14 Savage
9 Ash
9 Massey
7 Peterman
7 Murray
7 Villines
6 Sartin
5 Campbell
2 Seabolt
2 Berg
1 J. Miller
1 Blair

Doubles
9 Watkins
5 Savage
4 Sartin
4 Burks
3 Snodgrass
3 Copeland
2 Murray
2 Ash
2 Seabolt
1 Villines
1 M. Miller
1 Peterman

Triples
1 Murray
1 Snodgrass
1 Savage

Home Runs
1 Snodgrass

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

Runs
22 Watkins
19 Murray
18 Burks
18 Savage
14 Ash
12 Snodgrass
10 Peterman
10 Campbell
10 Massey
8 Villines
7 Sartin
5 M. Miller
3 J. Miller
1 Seabolt

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

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

Double Plays
13 Savage
9 Watkins
8 Villines
3 Campbell
1 M. Miller
1 Sartin
1 Peterman

ERA
*Minimum 15 IP
1.20 B. Banker
1.54 Villines
1.95 J. Miller
3.79 Cassity
4.57 Skaggs

Win-Loss Record
6-0 B. Banker
3-0 Villines
3-2 Cassity
2-1 J. Miller
2-1 Skaggs
1-0 Watkins
0-1 Peterman
0-1 Berg

Saves
2 M. Miller
2 Watkins
1 Peterman
1 J. Miller

WHIP
1.37 Villines
1.38 Cassity
1.40 B. Banker
1.63 Skaggs
1.67 J. Miller

Strike %
65.3 Skaggs
63.4 Villines
63.4 B. Banker
61.8 Cassity
61.5 J. Miller

Strikeouts
30 B. Banker
22 J. Miller
21 Cassity
16 Villines
13 Skaggs
8 Peterman
4 Ash
4 M. Miller
3 Watkins
3 Berg
2 Massey
1 J. Banker

Average Team Box Score

CPHS
Batting: .316
Runs: 7
Hits: 8
Slugging: .382
BB: 4
HBP: 2
Strikeouts: 5
OBP: .428
Stolen Bases: 3
Errors: 1
ERA: 2.96
WHIP: 1.65
K: 62%

Opponents
Batting: .263
Runs: 3
Hits: 7
Slugging: .337
BB: 3
HBP: 1
Strikeouts: 6
OBP: .364
Stolen Bases: 0
Errors: 2
ERA: 4.90
WHIP: 2.07
K: 59%