Prep Baseball Roundup: Davis, Plainview, Kingston in tournament action
The Daily Ardmoreite
Updated Mar. 22, 2013 @ 12:00 am
Updated Mar. 22, 2013 @ 12:00 am
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PAULS VALLEY — After giving up a leadoff home run to Bethany, Davis pitcher Alec Hetherington settled in and ended up having the last laugh at the plate.
Hetherington (4-0) struck out nine over five innings and ended the game with a three-run home run in a 14-4 win at the Pauls Valley tournament.
Hetherington walked one and gave up only four hits to improve to 4-0.
The win also kept Davis unbeaten at 9-0.
"It was a short park today and the wind was blowing out," Davis coach Micah Noland said. "The first hitter of the game hits a home run, but he stayed hooked up in there. It's good to see how you're gonna respond to that."
Entering the bottom of the fifth, Davis only led 5-4, but the Wolves scored nine runs to close out Bethany, the No. 24 team in Class 4A.
The final blow was Hetherington's walk-off blast.
"He gets a pitch up and gets his home run back," Noland said. "That's kinda redemption there."
Hunter Karlik was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs, Jordan Wilson had two hits and two RBIs and Hetherington drove in four runs for Davis.
Davis plays today at 4 p.m. against the winner of Thursday's Comanche-Wynnewood game.
Plainview 2-1 at Poteau Festival
POTEAU — Despite an impressive performance from Garrett Foster on the mound, Plainview was unable to leave Poteau unbeaten, falling to the hosts 3-0 in its final game of the Poteau Wooden Bats Festival.
Foster was strong on the mound for the Indians, putting together a six inning gem by allowing just three hits and one earned run while striking out six.
The Indians were doomed by the performance of Poteau's starter, however, who put together a two-hit performance and fanned 11 Indians.
"They had their No. 1 and he was very comparable to James," Hackney said. "Garrett Foster threw a heck of a ball game, but their pitcher just beat us."
Plainview 12, Muldrow 10
POTEAU — Plainview's bats were scorching in a win over Muldrow.
Playing in the first round of the Poteau Festival, the Indians started off slowly, going scoreless through three. The squad finished on a tear, however, with 15 hits and putting together separate innings of five and six runs.
Devin Hartman was a big contributor at the plate for Plainview, going 4-for-5 with an RBI, while Gus Wells and Martel Jefferson each drove in two runs.
"It took us a little while to get going, but then we strung together a few hits," Hackney said. "We moved people over, played a little small ball, just stayed patient and produced runs."
Gus Wells earned the win in a complete game effort, allowing eight earned runs on 13 hits and striking out seven.
Plainview 4, Seminole 0
POTEAU — James Bowker put together a gem on the mound, throwing a one-hit shutout in a win over Seminole.
Bowker was dominant through seven innings, allowing just a single and striking out 12 Seminole batters against no walks in a complete game performance.
"That night, he started out and I could just tell it was going to be a big night for him," Hackney said "He was throwing strikes and only had that one guy get on base on a bloop hit."
The Indians also got some timely hitting with Foster hitting two doubles, along with doubles from Bowker and Drake Harper.
"It was one of those games where we played great defense, threw a lot of strikes and had some big hits," Hackney said.
Kingston 3-1 at Southeastern Shootout
BROKEN BOW — Kingston closed out the Southeastern Shootout with a 10-8 bounceback win against Valliant on Wednesday.
The Redskins lost 3-1 to Stilwell on Tuesday, but rebounded with 12 hits in their final game of the Shootout.
Valliant scored six runs in the top of the fourth to take an 8-7 lead, but Kingston held the Bulldogs scoreless for the final three innings.
Jared Hayes had two doubles and Kameron Stephens, Jacson Beal, Harley Cendejas and Jake Patterson each drove in two runs for the Redskins. Beal's RBI double in the bottom of the sixth put Kingston ahead for good at 9-8.
Patterson picked up the win for Kingston (8-3), giving up eight runs on 11 hits while striking out seven over six innings.
Stephens hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the second to give the Redskins a 7-2 lead.
Kingston defeated Wright City 16-4 and Idabel 9-1 on Monday.