CPHS Baseball: Lucas Adcock Grand Slam wins Sandites 10th straight

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Sand Springs Baseball is looking hot this season, riding a ten-game win streak under first-year Head Coach James Garrison. 

Lucas Adcock put the exclamation mark on the double-digit streak with a grand slam for a 4-3 district victory in Ponca City (4-18, 1-7). The Charles Page High School varsity squad improved to 14-6 overall and 4-2 in district action. 

The hit came in the first inning and the Sandites rode that lead to the end, fending off a seventh-inning rally attempt by the Wildcats. Cal Watkins and Riley Rutledge hit singles and Cale Savage reached on an error. With two balls, two strikes, and two outs on the board, Adcock went swinging with a trio of foul balls before finally hitting pay dirt over the left field fence.

Eli Wohl singled in Hunter Freeman in the bottom of the third, and the Wildcats threatened with loaded bases before Casey Anderson sent a ground ball to Conner Dennis, who found Kyler Copeland for the out at home to save the inning. 

Ponca loaded the bases again in the bottom of the seventh and nearly pulled off the comeback. Tanner Denton and Po Seals singled in runs for a 4-3 deficit, but Ty Steelman struck out Aaron Hosack to seal the victory. 

Dennis (3-0) got the start and the win on the mound and pitched seven hits, four walks, and two strikeouts before being relieved by Steelman (2-0) at the end of the seventh. Steelman gave up one hit before recording a save with the game-winning strikeout. 

The Sandites will return to action Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in the first round of the Spartan/Tiger Turf War when they take on Muskogee (3-15) at Bixby High School.

CPHS 4 POHI 3

Hits: POHI 8, CPHS 5.
Walks: POHI 3, CPHS 2.
Strikeouts: POHI 3, CPHS 5.
Stolen Bases: CPHS 2.
Left-on-Base: CPHS 3, POHI 9.
Errors: POHI 2, CPHS 3.
Double-Plays: CPHS 3, POHI 1.

District 6A-4 Standings

7-0 Enid (15-4)
5-4 Broken Arrow (10-11)
4-1 Jenks (10-9)
3-2 Sand Springs (13-6)
2-4 Southmoore (7-14)
1-6 Muskogee (3-15)
1-7 Ponca City (4-17)