By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
The Charles Page High School Varsity Baseball team (5-6 overall, 1-3 district) notched their first district win in a Tuesday night home game against the Moore Lions (4-4, 1-3), avenging a road loss from the day before.
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Josh Cordell (2-0) got the start and the win on the mound with seven strikeouts against nine hits and four earned runs. Brock Youngblood (0-2) pitched the last two innings and struck out two with one hit and two earned runs. He was credited with his first save of the season.
Both teams stranded runners in the first two innings, but the visitors struck first in the top of the third with an RBI single from Joe Balak to score AJ Moore.
Cal Watkins tied it up for the Sandites in the bottom of the fourth with a double to left field, scoring Braden Askew. Josh Taber gave Sand Springs their first lead of the game with a sacrifice to score Braden Millican, then Watkins came home on an error.
Moore tied things up in the fifth inning with yet another Balak RBI, this time to score Josh Detweiler. Casey Cooper, who hit two home runs in the Monday night loss at Moore, hit a two-run homer for the lead.
The Sandites battled back in the bottom of the inning as Ty Steelman singled, Askew was hit by pitch, and Cale Savage reached on error to load the bases with no outs. Millican scored Steelman on a bunt, Askew scored on a passed ball, and Savage scored on a sacrifice from Kameron Adcock to make it 6-4. Thompson stole home in the sixth inning for the final Sandite score of the night.
Balak drew a walk in the top of the seventh and scored on a home run from Drew White to cut it to 7-6 with only one out, but Adock made a catch in foul territory and Youngblood struck out Blake Perry to clinch the victory.
The Sandites will return to action this Friday at the Collinsville tournament with an 11:00 a.m. game against Rogers, followed by a 4:00 p.m. game against Parkhill Christian Academy.