Landry Chappell has done some good things this athletic season on the gridiron and wrestling mat for the Guthrie BlueJays. Well, add another. This time on the ball diamond.
Chappell launched his first homerun of the season over the right field wall and in doing so gave his team a 6-5 walk off win over the Durant Lions in game one of the Southern Oklahoma Spring Break Shootout being played in Lone Grove and Ardmore. The tournament is a wood bat tournament.
The Jays capitalized on the win with an 11-3 run rule of Broken Bow to sweep the double header. Guthrie will conclude pool play with Lone Grove Friday at 5:00. You can listen to the game on Guthrie Sports Page.
In the two games, Corbin Crockett and Luke Davis reached base 11 times out of 15 at bats combined. In fact, Davis reached base six times in a row.
Crockett picked up the hard fought win on the mound against Durant to improve to 2-1 on the season. Zac Bobo got his third win in game two for the Jays.
Crockett added a RBI triple in the fourth inning of game one and John Cotton had a three bag hit to score Davis in the third inning. Freshmen Bryan Dutton added two hits in the win over Durant.
Jon Chappell’s 9th ranked Jays have won a season high four games in a row and improves to 6-1 on the season. A win over Lone Grove assures the Jays the championship game, weather permitting, Saturday evening at 6:00.
Teams broke out the wooden bats for the Southern Oklahoma Spring Break Shootout, hosted in Lone Grove. Things got started Thursday afternoon when the Durant Lions faced the Guthrie Bluejays. It was a back-and-forth battle that saw the Bluejays beat the Lions with a walk-off home run 6-5.
The Bluejays took a 1-0 lead in the second inning due to an error after the outfielder after a dropped fly ball. But the Lions answered back in the third inning.
Dylan Spoon led off the inning with a free pass from the pitcher after being beaned in the head with a rising fastball. Then Ruben Ramos laid a perfect bunt down the third base line and the Guthrie pitcher made a throwing error that allowed Ramos on base and Spoon to cross home plate. Josh Brown would step up and knock one into the outfield for a sac-fly that brought Ramos home. Later in the inning, the bases were loaded and Tyler Hendley scored on a free pass. The Lions led 3-1.
The Bluejays answered back and tied the game with a liner up the middle, RBI-triple and a wild pitch that put Guthrie back into the game as it was knotted at 3 apiece.
The score remained the same until the bottom of the fourth inning when the Bluejays took a 4-3 lead after another RBI-triple.
The Lions bounced back in the second inning after Josh Brown hit a blazing liner over the center fielder’s head. Hendley then drew a walk and Derrick Haworth was hit by a pitch to load the bases.
Kevin Williams faced a full count with two outs when he hammered a two-run single into left field for a 5-4 lead.
The Bluejays, however, came back and tied it the bottom of the sixth inning. The Lions couldn’t answer back in the top of the seventh and allowed the Bluejays a chance to win the game in the bottom inning. And they did just that with a walk off home run that gave Guthrie the win.