By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
The Charles Page High School Varsity Baseball team (10-7) hosted their arch-rivals from Sapulpa (9-6) Friday evening at the Sandite Baseball Complex and came from behind for a 6-5 payback win.
Runs: CPHS 6, Sapulpa 5.
Hits: CPHS 11, Sapulpa 4.
Errors: CPHS 1.
LOB: CPHS 10, Sapulpa 7.
The Sandites jumped on their foes early with four runs in the first inning. Mack Thompson doubled and scored on a sacrifice by Treyce Tolbert. Hunter Greathouse and Braden Askew both singled, then Greathouse came home on a single from Cale Savage. Cal Watkins scored both Savage and courtesy runner Garrett McCallie with a double.
The Chieftains got on the scoreboard in the top of the fourth as Alan Shibley tripled to score Wyatt Sellers, then came in on a sacrifice by Andrew Merrihew. They tied it up in the next inning as Ethan Williams sacrificed to score Hayden Bullinger and Merrihew walked on loaded bases to score Sellers.
Both teams stranded loaded bases in the fifth, then Sapulpa took the lead in the top of the sixth with a double from Williams to score Shawn Holland.
The lead was short-lived, however, as Tolbert scored on a passed ball and Greathouse score on a single from Savage.
Braden Askew (1-2) got the start on the mound, pitching three hits, one strikeout, and five walks in a little under five innings. Josh Cordell (3-1) got the win with one strikeout, two walks, and one hit in just over one inning. Braden Millican (1-0) pitched the final inning and recorded the save with no hits, no walks, and no strikeouts.