CPHS Baseball: Sandites beat Union 4-2 in extra innings at Regional Tournament

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The Charles Page High School varsity baseball team (22-10) defeated Union 4-2 in a ten-inning Regional playoff game Wednesday afternoon in Owasso, but suffered their first shutout of the season at the hands of the host team. The Rams (33-5) beat the Sandites 5-0, but Sand Springs can still advance to the State Tournament if they can upset Owasso twice on Thursday.

The defending State Champions from Union (11-23) were eliminated after falling 7-0 to the Rams, who improved to ten shutouts on the season with their fourteenth-straight win.

Owasso can clench their fifth straight Regional title and 33rd overall with a win on Thursday. They are ranked 42nd in the nation by PerfectGame and won their 13th State Championship in 2015.

The Sandites will have to beat Owasso in back-to-back games Thursday if they want to make it to the State Tournament for the first time since 2011. The uphill battle will kick off at 3:00 p.m. If they win the first game, they’ll play again at 5:00.

CPHS 4 Union 2

The Sandites led for four innings against Union after taking a 2-0 lead in the top of the second. Northern Oklahoma College-commit Cale Savage hit his second home run of the season to kick off the inning, then Keaton Campbell brought in Malachi Burks on an RBI single.

Seth Villines (4-0, 5-0) got the start on the mound and threw two hits, four strikeouts, and four walks in five innings. After giving up a homer to Trent Desmet in the bottom of the sixth, he was replaced by Cal Watkins (1-1). Watkins threw two hits and a walk, giving up the game-tying RBI double to JD Geneva, and was replaced by John Miller (2-1, 7-2).

Miller hit a single in the seventh but was stranded, then struck out two to send the game into extra innings. Miller ended the game with four strikeouts, no walks, and only one hit, and was relieved by Preston Berg (0-1) late in the eighth. Berg tossed four balls and was replaced by Brycen Peterman (1-1). Peterman finished out the night and earned his first career win with two hits, two strikeouts, and one walk.

Sand Springs finally got back out front in the tenth inning, spurred by a lead-off double from Villines. Burks and Kaegan Murray were hit by pitch to load the bases. Villines was walked in and Burks scored on a passed ball for the final score of 4-2.

Owasso 5 CPHS 0

Eastern Oklahoma State College-signee David Sandlin (5-0) threw eleven strikeouts against the Sandites, the most of any pitcher this season. He gave up only four hits and one walk, giving Sand Springs their first shutout in the past 35 games.

Ben Banker (6-2, 7-2) got the start and the loss on the mound, throwing five hits, four strikeouts, and four walks. Jaxon Skaggs (3-1) pitched the final third of the fifth inning, then Michael Miller took over for the remainder of the night. Miller threw two hits, two strikeouts, and two walks in two innings.

Sand Springs stranded two runners in the first and Owasso stranded two in the second. The Rams got on the board with an RBI double from Jack Hammond in the third and Sandlin struck out the side that inning.

Brody Green singled and scored on an error in the fourth. Connor Beichler walked in the fifth, then Cameron Thompson and Nathan Ackenhausen hit back-to-back doubles to make it 3-0. The Sandites stranded two more hits in the fifth. Hammond hit an RBI single and Ackenhausen brought him in on a double in the seventh.

CPHS Season Stats

Batting Avg.
(Min. 20 AB)
.398 Watkins
.322 Cale Savage
.321 Burks
.319 Villines
.317 Snodgrass
.282 Massey
.281 Copeland
.278 Sartin
.255 Murray
.250 Campbell
.238 Seabolt
.212 Ash
.209 Peterman

Slugging Avg.
.515 Watkins
.451 Snodgrass
.448 Cale Savage
.372 Burks
.362 Villines
.333 Murray
.333 Seabolt
.326 Copeland
.306 Sartin
.282 Massey
.254 Peterman
.250 Campbell
.250 Ash

On-Base %
.469 Sartin
.455 Watkins
.452 Cale Savage
.451 Villines
.447 Burks
.435 Massey
.412 Copeland
.405 Snodgrass
.380 Murray
.370 Campbell
.354 Ash
.319 Peterman
.273 Seabolt

Hits
41 Watkins
28 Cale Savage
26 Snodgrass
25 Burks
25 Copeland
15 Villines
14 Peterman
13 Murray
11 Ash
11 Massey
10 Sartin
6 Campbell
5 Seabolt
3 J. Miller
2 Berg
2 Blair
1 M. Miller
1 Shields
1 Cook

Singles
29 Watkins
21 Burks
21 Copeland
19 Snodgrass
19 Cale Savage
13 Villines
11 Massey
11 Peterman
10 Murray
9 Ash
6 Sartin
6 Campbell
3 Seabolt
3 J. Miller
2 Berg
1 Blair
1 Cook

Doubles
11 Watkins
6 Cale Savage
4 Sartin
4 Burks
4 Copeland
4 Snodgrass
3 Peterman
2 Murray
2 Ash
2 Seabolt
2 Villines
1 M. Miller
1 Shields

Triples
2 Snodgrass
1 Murray
1 Cale Savage
1 Blair
1 Watkins

Home Runs
2 Cale Savage
1 Snodgrass

Sacrifices
5 Peterman
5 Murray
5 Burks
4 Cale Savage
3 Copeland
2 Ash
2 Watkins
2 Snodgrass
1 Massey
1 Villines
1 M. Miller

Double Plays
23 Cale Savage
14 Watkins
14 Villines
6 Peterman
3 Campbell
2 M. Miller
1 Sartin
1 Snodgrass
1 Massey
1 Burks
1 Skaggs

Runs
27 Watkins
23 Burks
22 Murray
22 Cale Savage
16 Snodgrass
14 Ash
14 Peterman
11 Campbell
11 Villines
10 Massey
7 Sartin
6 M. Miller
4 J. Miller
3 Seabolt
2 Cason Savage
1 Blair
1 Shields

RBI
29 Watkins
24 Cale Savage
16 Snodgrass
12 Peterman
10 Copeland
8 Sartin
8 Burks
8 Murray
7 Ash
7 Massey
5 Villines
5 Seabolt
4 Campbell
3 J. Miller
2 B. Banker
1 Blair
1 Cassity
1 Cook

Stolen Bases
26 Watkins
17 Burks
12 Cale Savage
9 Snodgrass
6 Peterman
5 Murray
5 Campbell
4 Ash
3 Sartin
3 Massey
2 J. Miller
2 M. Miller
1 Seabolt
1 Villines
1 Cason Savage

ERA
*Minimum 15 IP
1.69 Villines
1.87 B. Banker
2.13 J. Miller
3.04 Skaggs
3.58 Cassity

Win-Loss Record
6-2 B. Banker
4-0 Villines
4-3 Cassity
3-1 Skaggs
2-1 J. Miller
1-0 Massey
1-1 Watkins
1-1 Peterman
0-1 Berg

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

WHIP
1.31 Villines
1.44 Skaggs
1.47 Cassity
1.56 B. Banker
1.60 J. Miller

Strike %
65.8 Skaggs
63.4 B. Banker
63.2 J. Miller
61.3 Cassity
60.9 Villines

Strikeouts
39 B. Banker
32 J. Miller
28 Skaggs
24 Cassity
24 Villines
10 Peterman
8 M. Miller
6 Berg
5 Watkins
4 Ash
4 Massey
1 J. Banker

Average Team Box Score

CPHS
Batting: .296
Runs: 6
Hits: 8
Slugging: .369
BB: 3
HBP: 1
Strikeouts: 5
OBP: .404
Stolen Bases: 3
Errors: 1
ERA: 2.75
WHIP: 1.64
K: 62%

Opponents
Batting: .256
Runs: 3
Hits: 6
Slugging: .329
BB: 4
HBP: 1
Strikeouts: 6
OBP: .363
Stolen Bases: 1
Errors: 2
ERA: 4.47
WHIP: 1.90
K: 60%