CPHS Baseball: Sandites run-rule Shawnee and Memorial to start season 2-0

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After a week of weather delays the Charles Page High School varsity baseball team finally got to kick off their season this weekend, and they did it with a bang.

The Sandites run-ruled Shawnee 12-1 Friday and shut out Tulsa Memorial 18-0 on Saturday.

Ben Banker (1-0, 2-0) got the win against Shawnee (0-3), pitching the entirety of the five-inning game. He threw seven hits, five strikeouts, and two walks with no earned runs. Cal Watkins, Ethan Sartin, and Cale Savage scored two runs apiece. Watkins and Ryan Seabolt batted in three each.

The Sandites only outhit the Wolves nine to seven, but benefited from a handful of Shawnee errors. They scored four runs in both the first and second innings, one in the third, and three in the fourth for a 12-0 lead before letting their visitors on the board.

Saturday was a breeze for the Sandites, who buried the Chargers under eleven runs in the second inning for an insurmountable 12-0 lead. The six runs they added in the fourth were just the icing on top of the cake.

Memorial (0-4) never stood a chance, pitching fourteen walks and committing six errors. Watkins and Brycen Peterman had two runs and two RBI apiece, and Tyler Ash scored three runs and one RBI.

Seth Villines (1-0, 2-0) got the win on the mound, pitching one strikeout, one walk, and no hits in three innings. Jaxon Skaggs threw three strikeouts, two hits, and one walk in relief.

Sand Springs baseball will return to action Monday when they travel to Bixby (4-1) at 5:00 p.m.