The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

April 29, 2013

Bulldogs score 4 runs in 7th to beat EHS

Enid News and Eagle

EDMOND, Okla. —  Edmond Memorial scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh without benefit of a hit to beat Enid 8-7 Monday night.

The Bulldogs, down 7-4, were able to pull out the game on the strength of three walks, two errors and a passed ball. Cole Floyd, the eight h EHS pitcher, overthrew home on a safety squeeze by Garrett Hill to bring in the final two runs.

It was the ninth straight loss for the Plainsmen, who will take a 9-23 record into the regional Wednesday or Thursday.

“It was a very heartbreaking loss,’’ said Enid coach Bill Mayberry. “Other than the score, we had a good day for us in a preparation (for regionals) game. I thought we executed some things well. It’s just been a tough season. It’s pretty quiet on the bus right now.’’

Enid had taken a 3-2 lead with three runs in the second on a two-RBI triple by Jake Walker and a ground out RBI by Zeke Sarver. EHS added three more in the fifth to make it 6-2, Floyd’s two-RBI single was the big blow. Zayne Herbel had the other RBI.

Memorial answered back with two runs in the sixth, but EHS got what looked to be an insurance run in the seventh when Walker walked and scored when Shaun Spring reached on an error.

EHS will go to the 6A-3 runnerup for the regional. Stillwater would clinch second if it won either Monday or today.