Verdigris

Another day, another blowout victory for Verdigris baseball.

The Cardinals continued their demolition of summer league competition on Tuesday, this time dismantling Wagoner, 11-0.

In five games, Verdigris has outscored opponents by an unprecedented 48-4 margin.

Austin Woods led the Cardinals at the plate, recording a 2-for-2 outing with 3 RBIs and two runs scored.

Both of Woods’ hits were doubles, with the first one coming in the bottom of the second on a fly ball to rightfield, scoring Sloan Roller. His second shot drove in Toby Willis and Jax, landing in the same area as the first.

Verdigris got the scoring started in the first when Willis scored on the throw after Jax singled on a hard groundball to leftfield.

Jax was then rewarded for his patience on the bases when Austin Neal singled on a line drive to centerfield.

Woods scored on a wild pitch two at-bats later, bringing the score to 4-0 before the frame was retired.

Evan Anderson picked the run back up in the second, scoring on a wild pitch just moments before Woods’ first RBI double.

The Cardinals didn’t score in the third, but they more than made up for it in the fourth.

Anderson scored on an error by Bulldogs third baseman Chase Nanni after a groundball from Jax, and Woods’ second double pushed the advantage to 9-0.

Neal grounded into a fielder’s choice to score Roller, and Woods capped off the scoring courtesy of a balk by Wagoner pitcher Aidan Murray.

Jackson Thies led Verdigris to victory on the mound, striking out three while allowing only one hit and two walks in four innings of action. Roller relieved Thies in the final inning, striking out two while allowing one walk.

The Bulldogs’ lone hit came on a single from Haeden Schoolcraft in the fourth inning.

Sawyer Jones was credited with the loss, allowing six runs (three earned) on three hits with four walks and three errors in two innings.

Murray surrendered five runs (two earned) on four hits while committing two errors and walking one. He managed one strikeout.

The Cardinals return to the diamond at 5 p.m. on Monday at Vinita.