The Pryor Times

March 12, 2014

Baseball roundup: Coweta hands Pryor first loss

Chuck Porter
Sports Editor

COWETA, OK — Coweta handed Pryor its first loss of the season, a 3-2 setback, in Coweta Tuesday.

Pryor (3-1, 2-1 district) cooled off considerably after a blazing start to the year, especially sophomore Spencer Henson. Henson (0-1) blew a save and went 0-for-2 from the plate.

Coweta grabbed a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth before Pryor responded with a pair of runs in the fifth.

Sophomore Anthony Martinez got the start on the mound and allowed one run in five innings of work, striking out nine and allowing three hits.

Senior Nate Wolfe went 2-for-2 with a double and a stolen base.

Coweta will travel to Pryor today for a 5 p.m. first pitch. The Tigers will host Vinita at 4:30 p.m. Friday before their annual spring break trip to Pensacola, Fla. to play in the Aggie Classic.

In a Monday makeup game, the Tigers romped past Fort Gibson, 7-2, in Pryor.

Henson went 3-for-3 and hit his second home run of the season.

Freshman Gaige Mendivil (1-0) picked up his first win on the mound in a five-inning outing, and Bradley Nixon earned a save by striking out three batters in two innings of work. Nixon also went 3-for-3 at the plate.

Chouteau edges Oaks for 3-0 start

OAKS — Daniel Mynahan threw a complete game, Tylar Blalock hit his second home run of the year and Chouteau is out to its best start in some time after a 4-3 win over Oaks-Mission Tuesday.

Mynahan (1-0) struck out 11 batters for the 3-0 Wildcats in seven innings of work. "It was a well-pitched game," CHS head coach Matt Tramel said.

Blalock's solo shot in the seventh inning broke a 3-3 tie after Oaks plated three runs in the bottom of the sixth off of three Chouteau errors.

Blalock went 4-for-4 with 3 RBIs Tuesday and is batting .900 through three games. "He's our offensive leader," Tramel said.

Chouteau got off to a fast start Monday, plastering Arkoma with a pair of run-rule losses in a home doubleheader.

The Wildcats were led by freshman Trevor Sissey's in the first game, a 10-0 decision. The Wildcats took the second game, 14-2.

Adam Snyder went 4-for-4 with seven RBIs, including an inside-the-park home run, on the day

LG falls at home vs. Catoosa

LOCUST GROVE — Locust Grove dropped its second home game in as many days Tuesday, a 5-0 defeat at the hands of 4A No. 5 Catoosa.

LG (0-2) will seek its first win of the season today against 3A No. 15 Kansas before traveling to Wyandotte Friday. Wyandotte is the only unranked opponent the Pirates will face in their first six games.

Salina-Westville game canceled

The Salina-Westville game set for Tuesday afternoon was canceled.

The Wildcats (1-0) will look to protect their No. 6 ranking over spring break with a pair of dates at Stigler Monday at 1 p.m. against Stigler and 3 p.m. against Oktaha.