The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


July 14, 2013

Majors-Outlaws rained out

ENID, Okla. — Mother Nature evidentially didn’t like the renewal of the Enid Majors-Midwest City Outlaws series.

The two former American Legion rivals’ scheduled 2 p.m. doubleheader at David Allen Memorial Ballpark was rained out Sunday.

A scheduled game between the two teams in Midwest City was rained out on June 4.

“It was pretty unfortunate because we wanted to play them pretty badly,’’ said Majors head coach Chris Jensen. “I talked to coach (Outlaws’ Doug) Weese and we’re going to schedule each other next season and we’re going to his (Memorial Day) tournament again.’’

The Majors, with the rainout in the regular season finale, will take a 36-16 record into the Connie Mack state tournament, which begins Thursday at David Allen Memorial Ballpark.

Enid will be the No. 2 seed after splitting a doubleheader with the Oklahoma City Drillers Saturday, losing the first game 10-5, but taking the second 5-1.

If Enid had swept, the Majors would have been the No. 1 seed and the Oklahoma City Sandlot would have been the No. 2 seed.

The Majors will play the Cleveland County Boomers at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the first round. They will get a bye Friday if they beat the Boomers.

The Sandlot will get a bye Thursday.

“We would obviously liked to have been  first in the league, but the Sandlot is a very respectable team,’’ Jensen said. “Finishing second in the league for seeding purposes suits us just fine.’’

Jensen said the one positive about the rainout was his team getting an extra day of rest. It would have been the Majors’ 16th game in 10 days.

“That’s a lot of games,’’ Jensen said. “We would have liked to have gotten (Brad) Kinsey and (Jesus) Gamez on the mound today, but they would have been on a pitch count. We will get them a lot of work this week.’’

The Majors will take today off and practice at 5 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Majors go into state having won 11 of their last 14 games.

“I feel good about how we’re playing,’’ Jensen said. “We got some guys hitting the ball real well right now. We can get our guys rested up and come back stronger than ever.’’

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