ENID — The Rogers County Rangers rallied from a six-run deficit Friday night to defeat Stillwater, 10-9, to remain alive in the American Legion Majors baseball state tournament at David Allen Memorial Ballpark.

The Rangers played Saturday, with hopes of reaching of Sunday’s championship game.

The Rangers (32-7) scored seven runs on just two hits in the pivotal eighth inning to eliminate the Legionaires (35-12).

Trailing, 9-3, going into the top of the eighth, Rogers County sent 12 batters to the plate.

With the bases loaded, John Chaisson drew a walk, Jeff Bradshaw was hit by a pitch and Josh Beal delivered a sacrifice fly. Steffon Williams knocked in another run with an infield hit.

Beal, the third of three Rangers pitchers, worked the final 3 2/3 innings to pick up the win. He improved to 5-1, scattered two hits with two walks and two strikeouts. He retired nine of the final 10 batters he faced.

Zach Scribner, the third of three Stillwater pitchers, took the loss in two innings of work.

Stillwater hurt itself with five errors in the game. Only five of the Rangers’ runs were earned.

It all started well for Stillwater, which got a three-run homer from Aaron Roberts in the first inning.

Brandon Underwood had a run-scoring single in the third to put Stillwater up, 4-1.

Stillwater took a 6-3 lead in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Roberts and a single by Taylor Freeman.

Roberts, who had five RBIs in the game, delivered a run-scoring double in the sixth as Stillwater took an 8-3 lead. Stillwater went up, 9-3, in the seventh with an unearned run.


Chris O’Brien pitched a four-hitter and shut down the the heavy-hitting Oklahoma Outlaws, 5-0, in the winners bracket finals.

O’Brien walked just one while striking out six to improve to 12-4 on the season.

The loss was just the Outlaws’ fifth in 71 games this season, and the first time they had been shut out all season. The win was Enid’s second in seven tries against the Outlaws.

The victory, which improves Enid to 39-21, moves the Majors to within one win of their second straight state championship.


Cody Wheeler went 4-for-5 with two RBIs as Durant eliminated Mustang, 10-4.

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