Runs: CPHS 14, Memorial 3
Hits: CPHS 15, Memorial 5
Errors: CPHS 2, Memorial 2
LOB: CPHS 6, Memorial 7
By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
The Charles Page High School Varsity Baseball team (11-7 overall, 2-4 district) steamrolled the Tulsa Memorial Chargers (3-12) in a Saturday afternoon non-district home game with eight runs in the fourth inning.
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Sophomore Cale Savage got the start on the mound in his career pitching debut and gave up two walks against four strikeouts in the first three innings with three hits.
Treyce Tolbert landed the first hit of the game in the bottom of the first with a double, but was left stranded. The Sandites got on the board in the bottom of the second as Garrett McCallie and Ty Steelman scored on a single from Riley Rutledge.
The Chargers tied it up in the top of the third as Brody Gibbs scored on an error and Connor Peterson doubled to score Dylan Harris. Brock Youngblood (2-2) took over on the mound and gave up a walk to load the bases, but struck out the next two batters to end the inning.
Sand Springs got back in the lead right away as Hunter Greathouse, Youngblood, and Cal Watkins loaded the bases. Greathouse scored on a catcher's error, then Watkins and courtesy runner McCallie came in on a single from Steelman. Steelman stole his way around the bases and came in on a single from Rutledge for the 6-2 advantage.
Mack Thompson launched a double into left field in the bottom of the fourth, then came in on a single from Tolbert who in turn scored on a sacrifice from Greathouse. Watkins walked, Steelman singled, and Rutledge was hit by pitch to load the bases, then Wakins and Steelman scored on a single from Kyler Copeland. Josh Taber was hit by pitch to reload the bases, then Thompson rounded out the batting order and tripled to score all three. Tolbert doubled to bring in Thompson, then Greathouse singled, but the pair were left stranded.
Memorial tacked on one last run with a single from Taylor Ogden to score Harris, but Younbglood struck out the next batter to clench the victory.
Youngblood got the win on the mound with three strikeouts, two walks, and two hits.
The Sandites will return to action Monday evening at 5:30 in a district battle at Muskogee (2-12, 0-6).