Brilliant pitching performances and Dalen Hall seem to go hand-in-hand this season.

Brilliant pitching performances and Dalen Hall seem to go hand-in-hand this season.

Hall painted another masterpiece Thursday afternoon at home, as Ardmore blanked Pauls Valley 8-0 in non-district play from Valero Park.

The Ardmore standout pitcher threw six innings of work, in which he allowed just two hits with two walks and eight strikeouts.

Jared Masters got the Tigers on the board with a two-RBI single to left in the bottom of the second inning. 

Casey Campbell made it 3-0 for Ardmore when he slapped a line drive to center for an RBI single in the third inning. 

Masters would score in the fifth following a balk by the Pauls Valley pitcher, making it 4-0.

Dain Littlechild then made an impact in helping finish the game off in the sixth.

First, he registered an RBI single to make it 5-0, before later scoring on a passed ball to make it 7-0.

Sandwiched in-between was another RBI hit for Masters, while Hall finished the game with a walk-off RBI single.

Ardmore was scheduled to play its makeup district game with Lawton MacArthur on Friday, but the game has been pushed back and will be played April 21 at 5:30 p.m.

The Tigers will be back in action Monday night on the road for a district doubleheader against Lawton Eisenhower beginning at 5 p.m.

 

Ringling 5 Thackerville 2 

It’s hard to win a game when you strike out 16 times as a team, but Ringling managed to do it Thursday afternoon.

The Blue Devils improved to 17-1 on the season with a narrow three-run victory at home.

Three runs in the fifth inning followed by two in the sixth were enough to claim the victory.

Thackerville was led by Riley Brown who went 2-for-4 with two singles as THS scored its runs in the top of the first inning.

Levi Thompson, Dewitt Cox, Ethan Neble and Ricky Lewis combined to shutdown the Wildcats offense on the day, combining for 12 strikeouts of their own.

“For a bunch of young kids, we’re really gritty,” Ringling coach Steve Pybas said. “Thackerville has some really good pitching and it’s some of the best we have seen all season. We’re not going to see a better left hander all season long until we get deep into the playoffs.”

Ringling will look to finish off the regular season in style Monday afternoon at 4 p.m. against Healdton before beginning the district tournament on April 20 at home.