Host team Bethel scored the game-winning run on a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the 11th to beat a shorthanded Madill 4-3.


Host team Bethel scored the game-winning run on a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the 11th to beat a shorthanded Madill 4-3.

According to head coach Randy Rushing, Madill (14-8) was without five starters due to prom on Saturday.

“The ones that showed up played their guts out and I’m really proud of them,” Madill coach Randy Rushing said. “The ones that went represented the Wildcats to their best. We’re looking forward to next week (district).”

Jake Vinson went 10 innings on the mound for Madill, striking out 10 and walking four. Joe Avery was 2-for-5 for Madill, and Boo Escobedo and Gage Goff added a double apiece.

Madill travels to Lone Grove this week for Class 4A district play.

Byng 11, Sulphur 5

BYNG — A five-run first inning proved all the production that Sulphur could manage in a loss to host Byng at the Byng Tournament.

Dylan Walker hit three doubles for Sulphur (17-7) and scored two runs to pace the offense for the Bulldogs, but the rest of the lineup struggled to make an impact after a titanic first inning that saw the two teams combine for nine runs.

After the five run burst in the first, Sulphur was held scoreless for the rest of the contest.

Despite the loss, Sulphur head coach Corey Cole was pleased with his team’s performance over the weekend.

“We played really good all day, we just let it slip away in the final,” Cole said. “I thought we played really good ball this weekend.”

Sulphur 3, Latta 1

BYNG — Heath Helderman threw a complete game and had a home run for Sulphur in a semifinal win over Latta at the Byng Tournament.

In seven innings pitched, Helderman (6-2) surrendered a single run on hour hits while striking out nine Latta batters.

Helderman also made his presence felt at the mound with a two-run homer that ultimately gave his team the win as part of a 2-for-2 day.



Friday

Ringling 8, Marietta 7

RINGLING — Trailing by three runs in the seventh inning, the Ringling Blue Devils staged a huge late comeback to top Marietta.

Down 7-3, Ringling got a two-run homer from Matthew Ferris, an RBI single and a bases-loaded walk from Drue McElroy proved the winner for Ringling.

Zeb Willis (4-0) earned the win for Ringling in relief of starter Andrew Stoker, who threw five solid innings, striking out six while surrendering six hits and five earned runs.

Willis entered in the sixth and threw two strong innings to stay unbeaten on the mound this year.

Parker Liddell had a double while Nathan Roper bashed a home run for Marietta. Weston Birks took the loss.

Davis 4, Pauls Valley 2

DAVIS — In a low-scoring pitcher’s duel, the Davis Wolves continued their strong year with a win over Pauls Valley.

Riley Wilson (3-1) earned the start for Davis and did not disappoint, throwing a complete game four-hitter while giving up two runs, both earned, and striking out eight against just one walk.

The normally-potent Davis offense was somewhat stymied early, being held scoreless until Alec Hetherington scored on a squeeze play in the fifth inning.

“The kid was good for Pauls Valley, he really was,” Davis coach Micah Noland said.

After that, Davis chipped away and held off a determined rally by Paul’s Valley to earn the win.

Chase Taliaferro had the lone extra-base hit for the Wolves, a double.

With the win, Davis moves to 13-4 on the year.



Softball

Turner offense explodes in district series

BURNEYVILLE — Turner turned up the offense en route to its Class 2A district title on Thursday.
The Falcons (14-4) started with a 12-0 shutout of Waurika, then rolled past Big Pasture in two games, 15-2 and 11-3.

Along the way, Conner Harmon combined to go 9-for-10 with three home runs in the three games. Against Turner, Harmon was 3-for-4 with a triple, a home run and a team-high five RBIs, as Turner outhit Waurika 12-1.

Harmon duplicated her output against Big Pasture, driving in five runs with a triple and a home run in a 3-for-3 game.

Kara Hurst was also a catalyst for the Falcons on the day, going 10-for-11 with three doubles. In the deciding game against Big Pasture, Hurst was 4-for-4 with two doubles, part of 19 Falcons hits.

In the final game, Harmon was 3-for-3 with a homer, and Hannah Stevens and Bree Hallum each went 2-for-3. Taylor Foster and Ashlyn Barrick each doubled twice against Big Pasture in two games.