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May 15, 2014

Rogers County baseball teams head to state

CLAREMORE — For the second-straight year, the Claremore Zebras, Catoosa Indians and Verdigris Cardinals are representing Rogers County in the Class 5A, 4A and 3A state baseball tournaments.

In 2013, all three teams competed in the state baseball tournaments with Claremore and Verdigris reaching the finals in 5A and 3A.

Verdigris went on to win its third-straight 3A championship, while Claremore collected its second-straight runner-up finish in 5A.

Catoosa lost in the state semifinals to eventual 4A champion Berryhill.

Today, though, all three teams are back in the Oklahoma City metroplex looking to make county history with three state championships.

Claremore faces Bishop McGuinness at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the 5A state quarterfinals at Norman North High School.

Catoosa battles Bethany at 11 a.m. today in the 4A state quarterfinals at Edmond Santa Fe.

Verdigris tangles with Chandler at 1:30 p.m. today in the 3A state quarterfinals at Edmond Memorial.

The winner of the Claremore-Bishop McGuinness game will face the winner of Deer Creek-Durant at 1:30 p.m. on Friday in the state semifinals at OU in Norman.

The winner of the Catoosa-Bethany game will play the winner of Tuttle-Cushing in the state semifinals at 5 p.m. on Friday at Edmond Santa Fe.

The winner of Verdigris-Chandler will play the winner of Vian-Spiro at 1:30 p.m. on Friday in the state semifinals at Edmond Memorial.

On Saturday, the Class 5A state championship game will be at Noon at OU; while the 4A finals will be at 6:30 p.m. at Bricktown Ballpark.

The Class 3A state finals will also be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Bricktown Ballpark.

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