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Split decision for Guthrie at Deer Creek Classic


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The Guthrie BlueJay baseball squad learned Friday afternoon that indeed they will be one of eight teams in Class 5A that will get to host a regional at the same time they were

taking on El Reno on day three of the Deer Creek Classic.

The Jays trailed 4-1 heading into their home half of the fou

rth when they put 9 runs on the board to take a 10-4 lead and eventually earning a 13-5 five inning run rule over the Indians. The win is the third over El Reno this season and their 14th run-rule of the season.

Jacob Chappell earned his second win of the season as he came on in relief for fellow freshmen Reed Roberts to stay unbeaten at 2-0.

Guthrie combined for 10 hits and leading the way was Luke Davis, Hayden Seifert, Landry Chappell, and Bryan Dutton each collecting two hits, but it was John Clark collecting four RBIs.

Clark cleared the bases in the run friendly fourth with a triple to score Scott Pickle, J.T. McFadden, who was running for Chappell, and Dutton. Clark followed that up with a sacrifice fly to score McFadden.

Norman North takes win in late innings

After three days of pool play, Guthrie and 6A’s 4th ranked Norman North Timberwolves gathered for the third place game of the Deer Creek Classic. North scored five

runs in their two last at bats to sneak by the Jays 8-6.

Guthrie falls to 21-9 on the season, including 3-5 against the largest Oklahoma classification, while North improves 24-6 and have won eight of their last nine games. Both schools will host regionals in May.

North struck first with two runs in their first at bat. The Jays responded with a run of their own in the fourth inning when Landry Chappell connected for a one out single. McFadden came on as the courtesy runner and stole second to get into scoring position. With two outs, Jacob Chappell delivered a RBI single to get on the board.

However, North responded with another run in their fourth inning to go back up by two runs, 3-1.

Guthrie quickly doubled up the Timberwolves when they plated five runs in the fifth. The BlueJays took advantage of a hit-by-pitch, two walks, and an error, but did provide two hits in the inning with Seifert and Jacob Chappell. Both singles resulted in a RBI as Chappell finished with two in the game.

Once again, North had an answer by scoring three more runs in their half inning to tie the game at 6-all.

Guthrie had two players reach base in the sixth inning, but were unable to get anyone to second base. In North’s sixth inning, they took advantage of an error, walk, four stolen bases, and a single to bring across the game’s last two runs.

Kasey Gates (1-1) suffered the loss as the Jays sent four pitchers to the mound. Landry Chappell got the start as he made just his second appearance this season. Chappell was followed by freshmen Blaze Hastings, who also made his second appearance this year. The two fared well for the situation and combined to allow just three runs.

The Jays split their four games in the Deer Creek Classic to take fourth place. Deer Creek took the championship game with a 5-1 decision over Westmoore.

Guthrie Bluejays at Norman North Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E L
Guthrie Bluejays 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 6 8 5 6
Norman North 2 0 0 1 3 2 8 7 3 6

WP:   LP: Kasey Gates (1-1)

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