CPHS Baseball: Sandites end season with 22-11 record, six headed to college programs

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The Charles Page High School baseball team finished their season Thursday afternoon in Owasso as the host Rams (34-5) won their eleventh shutout of the season and fifth-straight Regional Championship.

Owasso went 3-0 in the playoff, outscoring their opponents 19-0 for their 33rd Regional title. They scored runs in each of the first four innings and held on for a 7-0 victory. Sand Springs was held to a season-low two hits, and committed a season-high seven errors.

Jaxon Skaggs (3-2) got the start and the loss on the mound, throwing seven hits, three strikeouts, and three walks in four innings. Sebastian Cassity (4-3) threw one strikeout, no walks, and no hits in one inning of relief. Kiefer Massey (1-0) finished the game with one strikeout, no walks, and no hits in two innings.

The Sandites ended the season with an identical win-percentage to last year, going 22-11 overall, and improved from 7-5 to 8-4 in district action. Second-year Head Coach James Garrison is now 46-23 at Sand Springs and 60-42 in his career.

Offensively they averaged 5.88 runs per game, a slight dip from last season, but only allowed 3.39 runs per game, their lowest since 2012. Their 2.49 average margin of victory is also their best since 2012.

The 8-4 district record and 8-2 home record were the team’s best since 2015. They notched six shutout wins for the third-straight year, and suffered only two shutouts for the second straight year. Their longest win streak was six-straight, and they never lost more than two games in a row. Every team the Sandites lost to ended the season with a winning record.

Seminole State College-signee Cal Watkins led the Sandite offense in most statistical categories, including: batting average (.400), slugging average (.514), runs (27), hits (42), singles (30), doubles (11), RBI (29), and stolen bases (26). He also went 1-1 on the mound and recorded two saves.

Jacob Snodgrass led the team with two triples, and was one of only two players to hit a home run. Cale Savage hit a team-high two homers and was in on 23 double plays. Ethan Sartin had the best on-base percentage on the team at .469.

The Sandite bullpen was thirteen-deep this year, but only seven players logged ten innings or more. Ben Banker was the workhorse, throwing nearly fifty innings for a 6-2 record, 1.87 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, and a team-high 39 strikeouts.

John Miller (2-1) was right behind Banker with 32 strikeouts in only 26 innings. He also recorded two saves on the season. Massey had the team-best ERA at 0.70 and WHIP at 1.30, but only threw ten innings this year. Seth Villines (4-0) had the best overall record, and the best ERA (1.69) and WHIP (1.31) among pitchers who threw more than ten innings.

Six Sandites have signed letters of intent to continue their careers at the collegiate level. Tyler Ash, John Miller, and Banker are headed to Eastern Oklahoma State College. Kyler Copeland will play for College of the Ozarks, and Cale Savage will play at Northern Oklahoma College at Enid.

CPHS Season Stats

Batting Avg.
.400 Watkins
.322 Cale Savage
.321 Burks
.313 Snodgrass
.306 Villines
.282 Massey
.278 Sartin
.275 Copeland
.245 Murray
.231 Campbell
.227 Seabolt
.212 Ash
.203 Peterman

(<20 at-bats)
1.00 Berg
.500 Blair
.333 Cook
.333 Shields
.188 J. Miller
.143 M. Miller

Slugging Avg.
.514 Watkins
.446 Snodgrass
.444 Cale Savage
.372 Burks
.347 Villines
.321 Murray
.319 Copeland
.318 Seabolt
.306 Sartin
.282 Massey
.250 Ash
.246 Peterman
.231 Campbell

(<20 at-bats)
1.00 Berg
1.00 Blair
.667 Shields
.333 Cook
.286 M. Miller
.188 J. Miller

On-Base %
.469 Sartin
.463 Watkins
.443 Burks
.443 Villines
.435 Cale Savage
.417 Massey
.383 Copeland
.374 Snodgrass
.354 Ash
.333 Murray
.333 Campbell
.317 Peterman
.261 Seabolt

(<20 at-bats)
1.00 Berg
.500 Blair
.500 Shields
.500 M. Miller
.500 Cassity
.375 B. Banker
.333 Cook
.235 J. Miller

Hits
42 Watkins
29 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
30 Watkins
21 Burks
21 Copeland
20 Cale Savage
19 Snodgrass
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
2 Villines
1 Seabolt
1 Cason Savage

ERA
1.69 Villines
1.87 B. Banker
2.13 J. Miller
3.43 Cassity
3.68 Skaggs

(<25 Innings Pitched)
0.70 Massey
1.75 Watkins
2.52 Peterman
3.83 Berg
5.38 M. Miller
9.01 Ash
21.21 J. Banker

WHIP
1.31 Villines
1.40 Cassity
1.56 B. Banker
1.60 J. Miller
1.61 Skaggs

(<25 Innings Pitched)
1.30 Massey
1.68 Peterman
2.13 Watkins
2.30 M. Miller
2.32 Berg
3.00 Ash
3.03 J. Banker

Strike %
65.1 Skaggs
63.4 B. Banker
63.2 J. Miller
61.4 Cassity
60.9 Villines

(<25 Innings Pitched)
66.7 Watkins
66.4 M. Miller
61.2 Berg
59.4 Peterman
52.2 Massey
50.8 Ash
37.5 J. Banker
25.0 Shipman

Win-Loss Record
6-2 B. Banker
4-0 Villines
4-3 Cassity
3-2 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

Strikeouts
39 B. Banker
32 J. Miller
31 Skaggs
25 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: .290
Runs: 6
Hits: 7
Slugging: .362
BB: 3
HBP: 1
Strikeouts: 5
OBP: .399
Stolen Bases: 3
Errors: 2
ERA: 2.75
WHIP: 1.64
K: 62%

Opponents
Batting: .256
Runs: 3
Hits: 6
Slugging: .330
BB: 3
HBP: 1
Strikeouts: 6
OBP: .361
Stolen Bases: 1
Errors: 2
ERA: 4.33
WHIP: 1.86
K: 60%