The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

July 13, 2013

No league title for Majors

Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Just two wins from bringing a Les Beckham League title to its namesake’s hometown Saturday at David Allen Memorial Ballpark, the Enid Majors lost the opening game of a doubleheader against the Oklahoma City Drillers 10-5, securing a second-place finish in the league.

Enid took the nightcap, 5-1, but that win had no bearing on the Majors’ finish, with OKC Sandlot securing the Les Beckham top spot and the top seed in the Connie Mack State Tournament set to begin Thursday. Sandlot finished with an 11-2 mark in Les Beckham play to finish atop the standings.

Enid (37-16, 12-3) wasted a chance at an early lead in the bottom of the first in the opener against the Drillers. The Majors loaded the bases with no outs, but failed to plate the game’s first run. Enid remained scoreless until the bottom of the sixth, by then already down 6-1 thanks mostly to a two-run single by Driller outfielder Mason Archer in the fourth and a three-run home run by Hunter Pinkston, who also pitched for the win, in the fifth.

Tabor Charles (3-4) took the opening loss for the Majors, who scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh, but still fell well short after surrendering four insurance runs a half-inning earlier. Damien Neiswanger took the win in the nightcap.

Enid will play a doubleheader against non-league foe MWC Outlaws at 2 p.m. today, weather permitting.