GORE, OK —
Chouteau shut out two opponents Thursday to clinch a spot in Saturday's Rickey Spears Tournament championship game.
Chouteau finished first in the Green pool out of five teams. The White pool was decided Friday.
The Wildcats (14-1) obliterated Porter in their first game by an 8-0 margin Thursday.
Chouteau scored one run in the bottom of the first inning before exploding for seven in the bottom of the fourth.
Cody Atwell (3-0) struck out four Porter batters.
Tyler Blalock went 2-for-2 at the plate with a double and three RBIs. Teammate Daniel Gordon had a two-RBI single in the fifth inning.
In the second game, ace righty Doug Mynahan improved to 4-0, striking out 11 Hulbert batters to help the Wildcats blank the Riders, 11-0.
Chouteau has defeated Hulbert three times this season, including an 8-3 decision March 31 in the Okay Tournament third-place game.
Clayton Rice went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI, while Atwell also doubled and batted in a run.
Chouteau will play for the tournament title Saturday at 7 p.m. against the winner of the White pool, which includes Braggs, Central, Checotah, Keys and Okay.