After Saturday's games of the McPherson, Kan., Showcase were rained out and two off days Sunday and Monday, head coach Chris Jensen and the Enid Majors were eager to get back onto the field Tuesday at David Allen Memorial Ballpark.
"It was good to come out, stretch the legs again and get some innings," Jensen said.
The Majors (19-2) eased their way to a doubleheader sweep of the OKC Broncos, winning 14-0 and 11-2 in a pair of run-rule shortened games.
After a scoreless 1 1/2 innings to open Game 1, the Majors posted 10 runs in bottom of the second as the Broncos defensive miscues added up.
With two outs and the bases loaded, Enid managed to drive in nine of its double digit runs. Broncos pitcher Josh McAllister struggled to control his pitches as two runs were able to score on a passed ball and a wild pitch. An infield single by Enid's Garrett DeHaas gave the Majors a 4-0 lead with the bases still full.
McAllister forced in another run after he hit Maison Steelman — who led off the inning — with a pitch. McAllister was inevitably pulled from the mound after an additional wild pitch allowed the Majors sixth run to score.
Broncos' Cale Parsons entered in relief needing just one out to put an end to the bleeding. He eventually record the out, but not before giving up two singles and a double to give Enid a 10-0 advantage.
Following a lengthy break in the dugout as the Majors continued to score, Enid starting pitcher Brett Russell emerged in the top of the third and kept his hitless outing in tack. Russell tossed 67 pitches in three innings, striking out three and walking four.
The Majors added four more runs in the bottom of the third before Hayden Priest closed out the 14-0 win with just 10 pitches in the top of the fourth.
Jensen was satisfied with Russell's performance as the Seminole State signee continues his return after taking a month off from throwing following the end of the prep season with Enid High in early May.
"He's starting to get his legs back underneath him," Jensen said. "Tonight he was — multiple times — 88 (mph) with a sharp curveball and a changeup."
Enid's offense continued its efficiency in Game 2 Tuesday taking an early 5-0 lead after one inning. Similar to the Majors' explosion of runs in Game 1, a majority of their runs tallied in the second game were scored with two outs already recorded in the inning. Four consecutive RBI hits, including a triple and a double, by Enid gave it the early advantage before a ground out by Gage Keuhn ended the opening inning.
The Majors extended their lead, 6-0, in the third as DeHaas scored on a wild pitch by the Broncos' pitcher.
In the top of the fourth, OKC scored its first run of the evening when McAllister singled on a line drive to left field, scoring teammate Ben Pape from third.
The Broncos added their second run in the fifth, but Enid had nearly doubled its run total, scoring five in the bottom of the fourth.
Koby Hudson pitched four solid innings for the Majors after getting the start in Game 2. He threw 72 pitches allowing one run on two hits, four walks and four strikeouts.
The two games were not as competitive as previous contests for Enid this summer season, but Jensen said the team's approach is the same every time.
"Out of 18 guys on our roster, all have graduated but one," he said. "So they know they're going to college next year. They're here to get better."
Enid extended its win streak to seven games with the two victories Tuesday. The Majors have also won 11 of their last 12.
The Majors originally were scheduled to play a doubleheader against the Oklahoma Mudcats Wednesday at David Allen Memorial Ballpark, but the Mudcats backed out. Instead, Jensen said Enid will split its 18-man roster into two 9-man teams and play a full 9-inning scrimmage at 5 p.m. at David Allen.
"I think that is going to do us a lot of good," Jensen said. "We've got a lot of great players on this team. If I can divide them up equally as best I can, it's going to be some great competition."