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April 20, 2013

Sapulpa sweeps Plainsmen

SAPULPA — SAPULPA — The Plainsmen peppered Sapulpa’s pitching staff with 21 hits Friday in a district doubleheader with the homestanding Chieftains.

Apparently they needed more.

Enid lost its fourth and fifth straight — 17-7 and 4-2 — extending Sapulpa’s own streak to five wins, and likely sealing a seventh-place finish for the Plainsmen in District 6A-4.

Sapulpa matched Enid’s 21 hits, but made more of them, scoring in all but three innings in the twinbill and putting at least one runner on base in every inning until its final at-bat. Enid took 2-0 leads in each game, but left 16 runners stranded and lost another two potential runs in home plate outs.

“The offense is where it should be this time of year, but if you get (21) hits in a doubleheader, you should get two wins,” said Enid coach Bill Mayberry.

The Plainsmen seemed to be on pace for at least one win.

After Zeke Sarver (2-7) took credit for a 17-7 run rule loss in the opener, the Plainsmen and starter Jerry Kearney (2-2) held a 2-0 lead through two full innings in the nightcap. But Sapulpa scored one in the third and two more in the fourth, all unearned.

The first two Chieftains batters reached on fielding errors — Enid had eight on the day — and later scored on wild pitches. The third and eventual winning run reached on a hit-by-pitch and later scored on a Kearney balk.

Sapulpa scored its fourth run in the fifth, Kearney’s only earned run, and Chieftain starter Jonathan Bryan finished the complete-game win to push his team to 16-9 on the year and 6-6 in 6A-4 play.

“I was pretty impressed with Sapulpa,” Mayberry said of the Chieftains, who have won 13 of 15. “They swing the bat pretty well. They’ve played some big schools really well, and they’ve won some of those games.”

Sarver pitched 31⁄3 innings in the opener, allowing 11 runs on 10 hits. Kearney pitched 42⁄3 innings allowing four runs, one earned, on six hits.

Cole Floyd went 4-for-4 in the first game and 4-for-9 with 3 RBI on the day, and was Enid’s only pitcher to escape Sapulpa unscathed, striking out one in 11⁄3 scoreless frames to keep the Plainsmen within striking distance late in the nightcap.

Sophomore Braden Rogers went 3-for-7 on the day with an RBI for the Plainsmen, who fell to 9-19 and 3-9 in 6A-4 play, likely sealing a seventh-place finish and setting up a regional matchup with 6A-3 No. 2 Stillwater.

“We don’t discuss standings at all,” Mayberry said despite the result. “We just take it one game at a time. In the playoffs, the season starts over.”

Enid visits No. 2 Yukon at 11 a.m. today and finishes the season with a home-and-home against district rival No. 12 Mustang starting at 5 p.m. Monday in the Plainsmen’s final home game.

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