Putting on the dominant display of a team that has earned its way to the state tournament, the Davis Wolves pounded Comanche in back-to-back games in its district match up, earning convincing 18-0 and 9-1 wins to advance Thursday to regionals.


Putting on the dominant display of a team that has earned its way to the state tournament, the Davis Wolves pounded Comanche in back-to-back games in its district match up, earning convincing 18-0 and 9-1 wins to advance Thursday to regionals.

“Thirty hits and 27 runs, you can’t ask for more than that,” Davis head coach Micah Noland said. “We just played pretty well all around.”

The Davis bats didn’t fail to live up to their reputation. Cole Weber and Zac Maynard combined for seven RBIs in the opener, with Weber bashing a double and triple while Maynard hit a three-run double and a solo home run.

While the team ‘only’ scored nine runs in the second contest, the bats stayed hot, as Jordan Wilson and Chance Griffin added doubles while Braden Ruth hit a triple.

The offense was not the only thing on fire for the Wolves, who got strong performances from Weber (6-1) in the first game and Alec Hetherington (6-3) in the second.

The two combined for 15 strikeouts and just three walks in 10 innings, while giving up no earned runs.

“Our pitchers threw very well,” Noland said.

At 15-5 and seemingly getting better every day, Noland feels good about his team’s potential in the tournament.

“We played a tough schedule this year and that’s what made today what it was,” Noland said. “It’s a fight all the time and you learn to handle adversity.”

Sulphur 5-14
Lexington 0-0

SULPHUR — The Healdermon twins put on a show on the mound as Sulphur swept Lexington in back-to-back games to move past district play and into regionals Thursday.

Sulphur (20-7) used the talents of Haden Healdermon first, as the senior threw a complete game three-hit shutout to give Sulphur the early game in a 5-0 win. Healdermon also added five strikeouts and a walk.

As if to trump his brother’s accomplishment, Heath Healdermon went out for round two and threw a nearly flawless outing in a 14-0 win, a four-inning no-hitter with six strikeouts and a single walked batter, who Healdermon promptly picked off at first.

Ty Williams and Skyler Betterton added doubles for Sulphur in the second game.

Ada 7-11
Dickson 1-1

ADA — Dickson wrapped up a challenging season Thursday, dropping two district contests to Ada to finish head coach D.J. Gist’s first season.

Ada earned 11-1 and 7-1 victories over the 8-17 Dickson squad, that just didn’t seem to get its offense going.

“You come in and take over a program it’s always tough at first,” Gist said. “The season didn’t go quite like we thought.”

Jamie Reed had the lone extra base hit for Dickson in the two games, a double in the second that scored the team’s only run.

With the year over, Gist is already looking towards next season and what will need to be done with the loss of three senior pitchers.

“Going into next year we’ve got to improve our pitching and the bad thing is we lose three seniors who pitch, but we have some younger guys that just need to step up,” Gist said. “We may have as many as three freshmen starting for us, but they’re very capable and we’ll see who can get that spot and go play.”

Not reported: Calera at Ringling

Softball

Turner falls in Roff regional

ROFF — With a shot to make the state tournament on the line, the Turner Falcons came up a little short, dropping contests to Roff and Soper to be eliminated from regional competition Thursday.

In the first contest, a narrow 3-2 loss to Roff, Turner (14-6) simply struggled to bring runners across the plate, being held scoreless for six innings before putting up two runs in the seventh, courtesy of a Kara Hurst home run, but not enough to extend the game.

“We played good defense, we just didn’t hit the ball very well the first game,” Turner head coach Shane Hill said. “We needed to get people on base and just couldn’t do it.”

The second contest saw a more explosive offense for Turner, but unfortunately Soper exceeded the Falcons’ pace, earning a 20-6 victory that put an end to Turner’s season.

Hurst again hit a homer, while Conner Harmon added a 3-for-4 day with two doubles.

“We just couldn’t keep up with them,” Hill said.

Late homer ends Healdton’s year

FLETCHER — With the state tournament just a whisper away, Healdton saw its dream come to an end at the hands of a seventh inning Navajo home run Thursday as the squad was eliminated from the Fletcher regional.

After earning a 9-3 victory over Merritt, followed by a 5-0 loss at the hands of Fletcher, Navajo was left as the only obstacle for Healdton, but the team just couldn’t answer in the bottom of the seventh, falling 5-3 to end its season with a  14-13 record.

“Going into the season we were replacing several good seniors and I didn’t know what to expect,” head coach David Bingman said. “After a slow start they really started playing together and we had a real good shot at the tournament.

“I’m proud of the girls and we’ll be competitive next year.”

Courtney Wiley had a home run and double for Healdton in the opening game win, while Mikaela Blakemore had a double.

Ashley Collier and Jenna Martin hit doubles for Healdton in the Navajo loss.

Other regional scores:
Purcell 4, Sulphur 2
Byng 16, Sulphur 3