The Charles Page High School baseball team ended their season with a valiant stand at Owasso, but fell 7-2 in the Regional Championship finals.
Sand Springs (24-12) defeated Sapulpa twice to earn their way to the finals, and only needed to beat Owasso (28-8) one time to punch their ticket to the State Championship. Instead it was the home team with their seventeenth Regional title in the past twenty years.
CD White batted in Connor Beichler with a single, Nate Ackenhausen doubled to score White, and the Rams took a two run lead in the first inning. Keaton Ranallo hit a lead off triple in the second and scored on a ground ball from Caleb Denny. Denny notched another RBI with a solo home run in the fourth.
Ty Steelman got the Sandites on the board in the bottom of the fourth, hitting a double and scoring on a single from Cal Watkins.
Beichler made it 5-1 on a single from Denny in the top of the sixth, then Denny and White both scored on a single from Cameron Thompson.
Sand Springs tried to rally in the bottom of the seventh with back to back singles from Riley Rutledge and Braden Askew. Rutledge came in on a ground ball from Kyler Copeland, but that would be the last run of the season.
Brayden Lloyd got the win on the mound for Owasso with five hits, five strikeouts, and no walks in seven innings.
Tyler Ash (3-2) got the loss for Sand Springs and Steelman (3-0, 3-1) and Brock Youngblood (4-4, 10-12) also saw action.
OHS 7 CPHS 2
Hits: OHS 12, CPHS 5.
Walks: OHS 4.
Strikeouts: OHS 4, CPHS 5.
Steals: OHS 2.
Left on Base: CPHS 2, OHS 8.
Errors: CPHS 1.
Double Plays: CPHS 3.