CPHS Baseball: Sandites top Hilldale 11-6, Ash strikes out six

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The Charles Page High School baseball team (2-3) topped Hilldale High School 11-6 Friday night in Muskogee in a back and forth affair with four lead changes. 

The Hornets (1-3) stung first as Dalton Folsom drew a walk, made his way to third on an error, and scored on a single by Jaron Nail in the bottom of the first inning.

Tyler Ash got the start on the mound and struck out the side in the bottom of the third, bringing in the Sandites for their first go-ahead inning. Cal Watkins scored on an error, Askew came in on a balk, and Garrett McCallie scored on a wild pitch for the 3-1 advantage.

The Hornets jumped back out front in the bottom of the inning, however, loading the bases with a trio of walks. Nail and Dawson Neighbors scored on a double from Dylan Walker, then Blake Bishop scored on a throw. 

Ty Steelman (1-0, 1-1) took over pitching and gave up two walks, then Walker scored on an error before Steelman caught TJ Maxwell stealing home to bring the inning to a close.

The Sandites wasted no time in getting back out front, however, with four hits in the top of the fifth. Ash singled in Seth Villines, then Askew doubled to score Ash and Watkins. 

Hilldale loaded the bases in the bottom of the fifth, but Bishop flied out to Villines, who made a pass to Kyler Copeland for a tag at home to save the inning. 

Sand Springs piled on the runs in the next inning with RBI doubles from Lucas Adcock, Villines, and Ash. McCallie, Adcock, Villines, Steelman, and Ash all scored for an 11-5 lead. Dylan Morgan tacked on one last run for the Hornets in the bottom of the seventh, but Walker struck out swinging to bring the night to a close.

The Sandites will return to action Saturday at 11:00 a.m. on the road at Tulsa Memorial High School (1-3). Hilldale will hot Poteau (4-1) in a district battle Monday at 5:00 p.m.

CPHS 11 Hilldale 6

Hits: CPHS 10, Hilldale 5.
Walks: Hilldale 11, CPHS 4.
Strikeouts: CPHS 8, Hilldale 8.
Stolen Bases: CPHS 4, Hilldale 1.
Errors: CPHS 2, Hilldale 2.
Double Plays: CPHS 1.