CPHS Baseball: Sandites throttle Muskogee 15-0 and 7-2 in double-header

Riley Rutledge set the single-game season record for Sand Springs with eleven strikeouts.

Riley Rutledge set the single-game season record for Sand Springs with eleven strikeouts.

After dropping two district games to Jenks earlier this week, the Charles Page High School varsity baseball team (20-8, 6-4) bounced back with a pair of dominant wins against Muskogee High School (3-25, 1-11) Wednesday evening.

The Sandites previously took a 14-0 lead against the Roughers before being rained out in the bottom of the third inning three weeks earlier. They picked up where they left off Wednesday.

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Sand Springs loaded the bases right away with two walks and an error. Ty Steelman batted in Riley Rutledge for a 15-0 lead. The rest of the game was uneventful and the Sandites secured the run-rule victory in the fifth inning. 

Braden Askew (4-3, 7-5) got the win on the mound, pitching a no hitter with no walks and six strikeouts in the three innings played in March. Cale Savage (0-0, 1-1) pitched the Wednesday continuation and threw two strikeouts and two walks. 

Game two went the distance and wasn't as much of a blowout as their first meeting, but was still a handy Sand Springs victory at 7-2.

Tyler Ash kicked things off with a first inning double and scored the opening run on a groundout from Cal Watkins. Pryce Jackson tied it up in the top of the fourth with a double to score Devonte Gandy.

The Sandites jumped back out front soon after when Watkins scored on an error and Askew brought in Garrett McCallie on a single.

Sand Springs loaded the bases with a trio of walks in the fifth. Ash singled in Kameron Adcock, Braden Millican scored on a ground ball from Watkins, and McCallie and Ty Steelman scored on errors to make it 7-1.

Max Rosson reached on an error in the top of the seventh and came in on a double from Kaunor Ashley, but Rutledge caught a line drive on the next play to secure the win. 

Rutledge (1-0) pitched the first five innings and threw eleven strikeouts, four hits, and two walks for his first career win. Tyler Ash (2-1) tossed one hit and two strikeouts in relief. 

Sand Springs Baseball will return to action Friday at 7:00 p.m. in a non-district rivalry bout with Sapulpa (18-7). Youth players in uniform will receive free admission to Youth Night and will get to join the varsity squad on the field for the National Anthem. 

3/26/2018 - 4/18/2018
CPHS 15 MHS 0

Hits: CPHS 7, MHS 0.
Walks: CPHS 11, MHS 2.
Strikeouts: MHS 8.
Steals: CPHs 4.
Errors: MHS 2.
Double Plays: CPHS 2.
Left-on-Base: MHS 1, CPHS 4.

4/18/2018
CPHS 7 MHS 2

Hits: MHS 5, CPHS 4.
Walks: CPHS 7, MHS 2.
Strikeouts: CPHS 5, MHS 13.
Steals: CPHS 2.
Errors: CPHS 3, MHS 5.
Double Plays: MHS 2.
Left-on-Base: CPHS 4, MHS 6. 

District 6A-3 Standings
10-0 Enid (22-4)
7-2 Jenks (15-12)
6-4 Broken Arrow (13-13)
6-4 Sand Springs (20-8)
3-7 Ponca City (7-19)
2-7 Southmoore (7-19)
1-11 Muskogee (3-25)