Facing a road trip to the OKC metro area for regionals, the Ardmore Tigers baseball team entered Thursday full of confidence as AHS joined a field with Duncan, Guymon and defending state runner-up Piedmont.

Facing a road trip to the OKC metro area for regionals, the Ardmore Tigers baseball team entered Thursday full of confidence as AHS joined a field with Duncan, Guymon and defending state runner-up Piedmont.

Unfortunately a pair of losses to the Wildcats ended Ardmore’s run in the playoffs, with a victory over the Guymon Tigers sandwiched in-between. Ardmore ended its season at 14-22-1.

 

Piedmont 4 

Ardmore 0 

In the opening contest, it was a pair of two-run innings which sunk Ardmore in their defeat to Piedmont.

PHS scored two in the bottom of the first inning, before adding two more in the bottom of the fifth.

Ardmore registered six hits, but also committed four errors in the game.

Dalen Hall took the loss on the mound for the Tigers, throwing six innings of work. He allowed two earned runs on six hits with one walk and 10 strikeouts.

 

Ardmore 2 

Guymon 1 

Facing elimination, Ardmore pulled through in dramatic fashion Thursday afternoon with a walk-off victory against Guymon.

GHS took the lead in the top of the first inning, but Ardmore tied the game with a sacrifice fly RBI from Marvin Noland.

In the bottom of the seventh it was Dalen Hall playing the role of hero as his RBI single to center field scored Ethan Lyles for the walk-off victory.

Jaret Masters got the win on the mound for Ardmore, throwing a complete game. He allowed one earned run on five hits with three walks and 11 strikeouts.

 

Piedmont 8 

Ardmore 1 

The good news for the Tigers in their rematch against Piedmont was they managed to get on the board. The bad news happened to be the same as the first time, they couldn’t keep the Wildcats off the board.

PHS took an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, before Ardmore struck back in the bottom half of the inning through a sacrifice fly RBI from Dalen Hall. 

One run for Piedmont in the third and fifth innings made it 5-1, before the Wildcats added three more in the top of the seventh to finish the game.

Marvin Noland took the loss on the mound for the Tigers throwing 6 2/3 innings of work. He allowed five earned runs on 13 hits with six strikeouts.