CPHS Softball Preview: Sandites to host Regional Tournament Tuesday with two rivals

The 2018 Fast Pitch Softball Team won the Sandites’ fourth-straight Regional Title.

The 2018 Fast Pitch Softball Team won the Sandites’ fourth-straight Regional Title.

The Charles Page High School fast pitch softball team wrapped up the regular season with a 19-11 record following a 2-0 loss to Oologah-Talala Thursday. They will host their fifth-straight Regional Tournament Tuesday.

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Tickets are $5.00 for both students and adults. All games will be played at the Sandite Softball Complex at 408 West 55th Street on the campus of Angus Valley Elementary School.

Sand Springs will play Enid at 12:00 p.m. and Sapulpa will play Choctaw at 2:00 p.m. The losers of the first games will play at 4:00 p.m. and the winners will play at 6:00 p.m.

The Teams

Sand Springs has won sixteen Regional titles, including four consecutive trips to State. They have never won a State Title, but made it to the finals in 2015, losing by a single run. They placed second in District 3.

The team holds a .335 batting average, .480 slugging average, .401 on-base percentage, 2.41 earned run average, and 1.28 WHIP. They average 7 runs, 8 hits, 4 walks, 3 strikeouts, 1 sacrifice, 2 steals, 1 error, and 1 double play per game. The pitching crew averages 6 hits, 3 strikeouts, and 1 walk per game.

Enid (5-26) went 0-12 for last place in District 4 and they are riding a three-game losing streak. Their average score this season is a 9-3 loss. The Pacers haven’t had a winning season since 2013 and have never won a State Title. The Sandites won their last five games against the Pacers by run-rule.

Sapulpa (8-17) is Sand Springs’s chief rival in most sports, but hasn’t beaten the Sandites in softball in over a decade. They finished second to last in District 3 with a 2-10 record. They’re peaking at the right time, however, winning three of their last four games. Their average game this season is an 8-5 loss and they have never won a State Title.

Sand Springs - Choctaw Rivalry

Choctaw (15-12) finished third in District 4 and is coming off a win. They failed to qualify for State last season and average a 6-5 win this season.

The Yellowjackets are the only team at this Regional with a State Title, winning gold in 1994 and 2015. They beat the Sandites 4-3 in the 2015 finals, igniting a young rivalry between the two teams. Sand Springs is 3-2 against the Yellowjackets since then. The Sandites won 4-1 in the 2016 Broken Arrow Tournament, Choctaw won 4-3 at the 2017 UCO Tournament and 4-1 in the 2017 State Quarterfinals, and Sand Springs won 3-2 in the 2018 Broken Arrow Tournament. They have met once this season, with the Sandites winning 6-5 en route to a tournament title at Choctaw’s home tournament.

Sand Springs Fast Pitch Softball Stats

Batting Average
.483 Lee
.482 Usher
.350 Rector
.345 Horn
.333 Taff
.303 McNally
.282 Jones
.275 Skaggs
.274 Hawkins
.244 Tanner
.241 Bechtold
.226 Jordan

Slugging Average
1.06 Usher
.632 Lee
.536 Horn
.433 Taff
.400 Skaggs
.379 Bechtold
.350 Rector
.323 Hawkins
.318 McNally
.308 Jones
.269 Tanner
.226 Jordan

On-Base Percentage
.581 Usher
.537 Lee
.434 Horn
.409 Rector
.385 Skaggs
.368 McNally
.350 Hawkins
.333 Taff
.308 Tanner
.294 Jordan
.286 Jones
.241 Bechtold

Runs
40 Lee
31 Usher
21 Horn
18 Skaggs
16 McNally
16 Hawkins
15 Tanner
9 Jones
9 Taff
5 Jordan
4 Bechtold
4 Rector
2 Crawford
2 Hammock
2 Burks
2 Harper
1 Pearson

Runs Batted In
47 Usher
18 McNally
16 Horn
15 Lee
12 Taff
10 Skaggs
10 Tanner
9 Hawkins
7 Bechtold
7 Jones
7 Rector
3 Crawford
2 Pearson
2 Jordan
1 Hammock

Hits
42 Lee
41 Usher
29 Horn
22 Skaggs
20 McNally
20 Taff
19 Tanner
17 Hawkins
11 Jones
7 Bechtold
7 Jordan
7 Rector
3 Crawford
2 Pearson

Singles
35 Lee
19 McNally
18 Usher
18 Horn
17 Tanner
16 Skaggs
14 Hawkins
14 Taff
10 Jones
7 Rector
7 Jordan
5 Bechtold
2 Pearson
1 Crawford

Doubles
8 Usher
7 Horn
6 Taff
4 Skaggs
3 Hawkins
2 Crawford
2 Lee
2 Tanner
1 McNally
1 Bechtold
1 Jones

Triples
4 Usher
4 Lee
3 Horn

Home Runs
11 Usher
2 Skaggs
1 Horn
1 Lee
1 Bechtold

Grand Slams
1 Bechtold

Sacrifices
9 McNally
7 Hawkins
7 Jones
5 Lee
4 Taff
4 Tanner
1 Crawford
1 Skaggs
1 Horn

Stolen Bases
15 Lee
8 Horn
7 Usher
5 McNally
4 Skaggs
4 Hawkins
3 Tanner
2 Jordan
1 Jones
1 Rector

Doubles Plays
8 Tanner
8 Lee
6 Bechtold
4 Jordan
3 Skaggs
2 Usher
2 Jones
1 Horn

Win-Loss Record
11-6 Taff (15-12)
6-3 Bechtold (10-3)
3-2 Crawford

Earned Run Average
0.99 Taff
3.59 Bechtold
6.06 Crawford

Walks+Hits/Innings Pitched
0.95 Taff
1.56 Bechtold
1.99 Crawford

Strikeouts
50 Taff
23 Bechtold
18 Crawford
1 Rector