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July 22, 2013

Deer Creek duo completes Sandlot state title

ENID, Okla. — Talk about good timing.

Patton Collie pitched a complete game in his first start of the season, his Deer Creek teammate Jordan Boyer drove in the game-tying and game-winning runs, and Oklahoma City Sandlot notched its third comeback victory in a little more than 24 hours, beating provisional foe Southmoore 6-2 to secure a Connie Mack State Championship late Sunday evening at David Allen Memorial Ballpark.

After coming back from a 4-0 deficit with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to beat the Woodward Travelers 5-4 on a walk-off wild pitch in Saturday’s nightcap, Sandlot rallied in back-to-back games again on Sunday, first in a 4-3 win against the Southwest Shockers with two runs in the top of the seventh, then after trailing 2-0 an inning into Sunday’s title game.

Collie allowed a pair of runs in the first on an RBI groundout from Southmoore’s Blaze Schein and an RBI single from Kody Brannon, but settled in immediately after, holding the SaberCats scoreless on one hit through the final six frames.

“I guess it was just kind of, maybe jitters,” said Colle, who twice struck out the Southmoore side en route to an 11-strikeout night and the tournament’s most valuable player award. “Just trying to find a rhythm, and after that I got in rhythm and felt good. I started to just focus in on each batter.”

The Sandlot rally came earlier in the title game than it had in its previous two comebacks. After a scoreless first, Oklahoma City’s Hunter Aguirre opened the top of the second with a leadoff double and scored after a throwing error by Southmoore third baseman Ty Jackson put Palmer Ferris on base. Kyle Bottger drew a walk in the next at-bat, and with runners on second and third, Boyer skied a ball behind first base that fell out of reach of three Southmoore fielders to score both, giving Sandlot a lead it never would surrender.

“Ever since the first game with this team, we’ve been kind of, like, not really getting started, then one inning we just have a big inning where we open it up or get a couple of innings where we just kind of string it together and bust it open,” said Boyer, who will be a Deer Creek senior along with Collie next season. “Being down is not really like being down with this team like it would be somewhere else.”

“It was a crazy experience,” Collie said of the comebacks. “It was great.”

Oklahoma City added one run on a Ferris RBI groundout in the third and two more in the top of the seventh on RBIs from Cole Davis and Caleb Eldridge, keeping distance from Southmoore and securing a second consecutive trip to the regional tournament -- Woodward won last year’s state title as a provisional team but was ineligible for a regional berth, sending Sandlot as a runner up. Since Southmoore also was a provisional team, Sandlot had secured a regional berth with a win against the Southwest Shockers a game before the title match.

Sandlot will open play in the regional tournament, which an Oklahoma team has never won, Tuesday against Gallop, N.M., on the Texas Christian University campus in Fort Worth, Tex.

Rain Sunday morning in Enid pushed the state tournament’s three-game slate’s start times from 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 4, 7:30 and 9:45.


2013 Connie Mack State Tournament

at David Allen Memorial Ballpark



SANDLOT 031 000 2 - 6 6 1

S’MOORE 200 000 0 - 2 3 5

WP: Collie, LP: Gaughan

Sandlot: Collie 11 Ks; Boyer 2-4, 2 RBI; Aguirre 1-2, 2B, R

S’moore: Schein, Brannon: RBI

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