Together Everyone Achieves More.
With the No. 1-ranked Verdigris Cardinals, every victory and every state championship the past two years has been credited to superb ‘teamwork’.
On Monday evening, Mitch Hammack hurled a three-hitter and Riley Keizor delivered an RBI-triple in the bottom of the fourth inning to send the Cardinals past Claremore Sequoyah, 11-2 in Will Rogers Conference action.
The victory improved Verdigris to 11-1 on the year and 3-0 in conference.
The Cardinals, who entered the series with Sequoyah fresh off a 3-1 outing in Arizona over Spring Break, got to Eagles’ starting pitcher Logan Tacker early and often.
Ryan Skalnik’s RBI-single to left field in the bottom of the first followed by Hammack’s RBI-single gave the Cardinals a 2-0 advantage.
The lead grew to 3-0 in the bottom of the second on Kale Keith’s RBI-single off the glove of Sequoyah shortstop McKaine Foster.
Verdigris — playing without senior shortstop/pitcher Blake Battenfield — scored in six of the seven innings and built an 8-0 cushion for Hammack.
The 5-foot-11, 220-pound right-handed pitcher (Hammack) held Sequoyah without a hit until the top of the third inning.
Sequoyah second baseman Tanner Helm, who finished with two singles, got the Eagles’ first hit — a single to left-center field in the third.
Sequoyah, however, was unable to capitalize, leaving Helm stranded on second base.
Ryan Hurd’s 2-run triple to right-center field in the bottom half of the third increased the Cardinals’ lead to 5-0.
Then, in the bottom of the fourth, the Cardinals used an RBI-triple by Keizor and an RBI-single by Blake Stone to go up 8-0.
Sequoyah answered with a pair of runs in the sixth, despite trailing 9-0.
Yance McGill plated Tacker on an RBI-single to right-center field, and Helm manufactured a run-scoring opportunity with an RBI-single to cut the deficit to 9-2.
Verdigris closed the door in the bottom half of the sixth with Tanner Smith and Skalnik driving in the final two runs to seal the win.
Keizor, No. 1 Verdigris crush Sequoyah
Together Everyone Achieves More.
District champions ... Enough said!
Claremore freshman forward Olivia Maulsby converted a game-winning header with 1:22 remaining to lead the No. 4-ranked Lady Zebras past No. 5 Skiatook, 2-1 Tuesday night in Metro Lakes Conference play at Lantow Field.
SOCCER: Bulldogs spoil ‘Senior Night’ for Zebras
Claremore senior goalkeeper Sam Lillie made the most of his first and last varsity start Tuesday night against Skiatook on Senior Night at Lantow Field.
For 40 minutes, Lillie was flawless in the goal, allowing only one goal and making several tenacious stops against the fiery Bulldogs.
The second-half, however, told a different story as No. 3 Skiatook scored four goals and enjoyed a 5-0 win over the No. 15 Zebras.
Berryhill’s White strikes out 17, tosses no-hitter over No. 1 Verdigris
Top-ranked Class 3A Verdigris got White-washed by 4A No.3 Berryhill on Tuesday night.
In a battle of 2013 state champions, Chiefs’ ace Nick White — a future Oklahoma State pitcher — fired a no-hitter with 17 strikeouts, igniting a 5-0 victory over the Cardinals.
Stilwell’s Lea signs with RSU men's basketball
Rogers State University men's basketball head coach Justin Barkley announced the addition of standout center Matt Lea for the 2014-15 season.
SOCCER: No. 2 Lady Cards roll past Oologah
Verdigris senior forward Caitlyn Hanslovan tallied another ‘hat trick’ in her illustrious Lady Cardinals soccer career Tuesday night at Oologah.
The three goals by Hanslovan soared the second-ranked Lady Cardinals past Oologah, 5-0 in non-conference play at Mustangs Stadium.
5 Claremore HS tennis players earn all-conference
The Claremore High School boys and girls varsity tennis programs had five players receive Metro Lakes all-conference recognition.
SOFTBALL: Horner's RBI-single lifts No. 15 Tulsa past OSU, 1-0
Catherine Horner's RBI single in the sixth inning and Aimee Creger's three-hit shutout gave No. 15 University of Tulsa (42-5) a 1-0 win over Oklahoma State (24-21) at Cowgirl Stadium on Wednesday night.
ORU's Romano named to NCBWA Stopper of the Year watch list
Oral Roberts University junior reliever Jordan Romano has been named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year mid-season watch list, the organization announced on Wednesday.
SOFTBALL: OU's Stevens tosses one-hitter past North Texas
Sophomore Kelsey Stevens was just three outs away from her first no-hitter as a Sooner, but a one-hitter was still a fine consolation prize as No. 17/12 Oklahoma shut out North Texas, 3-0, on Wednesday night.
OSU women's basketball adds JUCO duo
Oklahoma State's women's basketball team has signed a pair of junior college players it was announced today by Cowgirl head coach Jim Littell.
Trinity Valley (Texas) Community College's Roddricka Patton and Rylie Swanson, a product of Northern Oklahoma College-Enid, both signed National Letters of Intent and will join the OSU program for the upcoming season.
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