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April 6, 2013

No. 7 Sandites take a pair to cool Plainsmen

SAND SPRINGS —  

Staff reports
 
Call it a run-off.
No. 7 Sand Springs rallied back from a 3-1 deficit with two-run fifth to set up a rare walk-off suicide squeeze in the bottom of the seventh of a Saturday nightcap against visiting Enid to complete a two-game sweep.
The Sandites won 7-0 in the opener, before the winning play gave them a 4-3 win later in the evening. 
“It was tough,” Enid coach Bill Mayberry said. “We had a chance if we made plays.” 
The Plainsmen made more than usual on Saturday, fumbling away three errors in two games — tying their per-game average — but the most costly came in the final frame of the night, when a mistake put the eventual winning run on base. 
“It’s a really good team Sand Springs has,” Mayberry said. “That’s a tough way to lose. To play that hard, we didn’t want to give it away in the end.” 
Cole Floyd (1-1) and Bates Enmeier (1-3) took the losses for the Plainsmen (7-13, 2-6 6A-4), 
Jerry Kearney gave up three earned runs in six innings in the nightcap, striking out three and walking four. 
Christian Voitik was 2-for-3 and Shaun Spring was 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored to lead the Plainsmen in the late game, but the bats were silent in the earlier tilt, eeking out just two hits in the shutout loss. 
Enid, which played two in Sand Springs to make up for a game that was rained out Friday in Enid, start a home-and-home set Monday in Ponca City before returning to David Allen Memorial Ballpark to host the Wildcats at 5 p.m. Tuesday. 

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