By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
The Charles Page High School Varsity Baseball team (12-7 overall, 3-4 district) traveled to Muskogee High School (2-13, 0-7) for a double-digit district shutout Monday evening.
Braden Millican (2-0) got the start and the win on the mound, giving up only two hits and four walks over five innings, with three strikeouts. Riley Rutledge (0-0) pitched relief and had his best performance yet with six strikeouts, one walk, and no hits over two innings.
The Sandites took the lead right out of the gate as Josh Taber singled, stole second and third, then scored on an error. Treyce Tolbert drew a walk, made third on the error, then stole home for a 2-0 first inning lead.
In the top of the third Mack Thompson singled, took second on a passed ball, then scored on an error at short stop. Tolbert reached on the error, Hunter Greathouse singled, and both scored on a passed ball. Cale Savage also drew a walk, stole second, reached third on a passed ball, then scored on a sacrifice from Cal Watkins to make it 6-0. Greathouse walked in the fifth inning and scored on an error at first.
The Sandites put the game completely out of reach in the top of the seventh as Greathouse hit a leadoff double and scored on a double from Watkins. Braden Askew was hit by pitch and both runners scored on a double from Ty Steelman. Steelman came in on an error in left field and Tolbert singled to score Tyler Ash.
Rutledge gave up a single walk in the bottom of the seventh, but struck out the next three batters to secure the victory.
The Sandites were scheduled to host the Roughers the following evening but were rained out in the bottom of the second inning while leading 2-0. Josh Cordell (3-1) struck out two, walked three, and gave up no hits. Savage scored the first run on a single from Kyler Copeland, then Garrett McCallie scored the second on a wild pitch.
Because the game has district implications, it will have to be finished at some point this season.