VERDIGRIS — Not often do baseball fans see what happened Monday night at the Birdcage in Verdigris.
The Cardinals improved to 6-1 on the season with a 31-0 win over visiting Tulsa Webster.
No typo — 31-0.
The Cardinals sent 29 batters to the plate in the first inning alone, scoring 23 runs on the overwhelmed visitors.
Verdigris sent 14 batters through in the second inning and tacked on eight more runs.
Most of the bleeding came from self-inflicted cuts by Webster. Verdigris scored 31 runs on just 11 hits and four Webster errors. Add in a dozen bases on balls and 10 hit batters, and it was all over.
While the Verdigris offense had a full day, the same couldn't be said for pitcher Kade Keith, who struck out eight of the nine batters he faced and threw just 32 pitches in the three-inning run-rule perfect game. The only time Webster got a bat on the ball was a grounder to first for the second out of the first inning. This is the fourth no-hitter of the season for the Verdigris pitching staff.
Meanwhile, Verdigris emptied its bench in an attempt to keep the score down. Cole Woods was 2-for-3 and drove in four runs and scored four times. Ten Verdigris players got base hits.
In the ugly first inning, Verdigris had five hits, reached on two errors, had eight hit batters and walked 10 times.
Sequoyah 11, Stilwell 1 — A four-run third inning was the spark Claremore Sequoyah needed in Monday's game at Stilwell.
The Eagles led 10-0 before Stilwell finally got on the board in the sixth.
Brock Toler went 2-for-2 with two RBIs. Brycen McCoy was 2-for-5 with three RBIs and Jon Snipes was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
Snipes was also the winning pitcher. He went six innings and had nine strikeouts to just two walks. He allowed one earned run on two hits.
In the third, the Eagles got a single from Logan Patterson and Tristan Diaz, and Hayden Clark walked to load the bases for Snipes, who singled in two runs. A hit batter and a bases-loaded walk forced in two more runs.
McCoy doubled in two runs in the fifth for a 7-0 lead. A sacrifice fly by Christian and a single by Toler made it 9-0 before McCoy doubled in another run for a 10-0 lead in the sixth.
Fort Gibson 2, Inola 0 — Jordan Pickell had Inola's only two hits in a 2-0 loss at Fort Gibson Monday night.
Josh Vick pitched a gem for the Longhorns, but with four defensive errors, the Tigers scored two unearned runs on just three hits, giving Vick the hard-luck loss.
Prue 7, Foyil 5 — The Panthers had just two hits in a four-inning 7-5 loss to Prue Monday in a doubleheader for the Panthers. Kodey Shoemaker and Caden Miller each singled in the game.
Shoemaker and Matt Dennis each pitched two innings.
Foyil 15, South Coffeyville 2 — Fortunes turned around in the nightcap, as the Panthers got their first win of the season, 15-2, over South Coffeyville.
Foyil never trailed, and ended the three-inning game with eight runs in the third inning. They had eight hits and walked nine times.
Dennis was 3-for-4 with six RBIs on the day. Caleb Lentz was 2-for-3.
Dennis was the winning pitcher, going two innings with one earned run allowed on two hits. Mason Webb threw one inning.
In other games, it was Catoosa 9, Checotah 8; and Chelsea 7, Fairland 6.