EDMOND — Defending champion Oologah was poised Saturday to add another title in the Class 4A high school baseball state tournament.

The Mustangs batted around in two different innings and dispatched Berryhill, 13-2, Friday in a semifinal game reduced to five innings.

They met Tuttle, a 10-0 winner over top-ranked Byng in the other Friday semifinal.

Oologah took a 34-4 record into the championship game against Tuttle’s 33-5 mark.

A year ago, Oologah handed Berryhill a 4-0 defeat in the state finals.

The Mustangs did not plan to make it that close this time around.

They scored five runs in the second inning, sending 10 batters to the plate.

Holding a 7-2 lead in the fifth, the Mustangs closed out matters by scoring six runs while 11 batters took their cuts.

Jeff White collected four hits for the Mustangs, and gave up only four hits when he took the mound.

While raising his record to 7-2, White struck out six and walked only one.

At the plate, White scored three times and drove in three runs. Teammate Blake Kelley belted a three-run double in the fifth.

As for Tuttle, the Tigers advanced with a similar run-rule victory.

Byng contributed to the lopsided decision with four errors.

Two of those errors led to a four-run third inning for Tuttle. Then, the Tigers closed things out with five runs in the bottom of the fifth.

Tuttle was looking for its first title since 1988.


Oologah 050 26 — 13 9 2

Berryhill 020 00 — 2 4 2

White and Payne. Green, Walker (4), Carter (5), Green (5) and Robins, Haynes (4). W — White (7-2). L — Green. HR — Berryhill, Green.