|Ada Outlast Purcell On Senior Night|
The Ada High baseball team raced to a 9-3 lead and bolted past Purcell 14-10 on Senior Night Monday at Cougar Field.
The win over the Dragons, ranked No. 16 in Class 3A, should provide a spark for Ada heading into the playoffs.
The Cougars honored their two seniors, Jordan Carter and Angel Vazquez, in a short ceremony before the contest.
“It pays a lot of tribute to those seniors, who last year were part of that growing process,” said Ada head coach Justin Holeman. “This year it’s nice to see that pay off a little bit for them and get a win on the night we were recognizing them.”
Ada improved to 12-16 on the year, while Purcell dipped to 14-9. The Cougars head to Pauls Valley for Class 4A Bi-District play. Game times are 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., with an if-necessary contest set for 4 p.m. Friday.
|Cougar Baseball In Northeast Optimist Tournament|
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Ada Cougars fell victim to a one-hit shutout Saturday as Norman North registered a 10-0 victory in 3 ˝ innings in the Northwest Optimist Tournament.
Ada fell to 10-14 on the year, while the Class 6A Timberwolves improved to 21-5.
Ada’s only hit, a single, came from Manny LaValley.
Starting pitcher Tovan Thomsen suffered the loss after getting relief help from Jayson Ellis.
Norman North totaled six hits, including a home run by Jalen Smith. Landon McClellan and Peyton Vinyard each finished 2-for-2 and combined for three RBIs.
Norman North pitcher Tyler Cullison not only allowed just one hit, but he gave up no walks and struck out seven.
The Ada High baseball team was ever so close to a run-rule victory over Tecumseh Monday evening at Cougar Field.
Then, Tecumseh got ever so close to erasing a seven-run deficit.
In the end, freshman relief pitcher Jaycob Gray shut the door on a 12-10 Ada victory.
Ada snapped a four-game losing skid to improve to 9-12 on the year, while the Savages left town at 7-19.
Ada head coach Justin Holeman said hanging on to leads has been a problem for his Cougars at times this season.
“Even though we let it get closer than it should have been, you still have to be happy with the win,” he said.
“Last year, we didn’t have a whole lot of leads. This year, we’ve had quite a few leads in a lot of different games. We’ve figured out how to get those leads, but we haven’t figured out how to keep those leads yet,” he continued. “Today, we started to let it slip away. We get content at a certain point instead of keeping our foot on the gas.”
|Madill Rallies Past Ada|
MADILL – Madill rallied with four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to claim an 8-6 decision over the Ada Cougars on Thursday.
Ada, which fell to 8-12 with the loss, took a 6-4 advantage in the top of the sixth with four scores of its own as Jarrett Ellis hit a run-scoring single.
Braden Maloy had his second sacrifice fly, John Boone laced an RBI single and Jordan Carter closed out the Cougar scoring with a run-scoring base hit.
Carter finished 2-for-4 from the plate with his one RBI and a run scored. Ellis was 1-for-1 with one RBI and Trel Moore finished 1-for-2 with a double, one run scored and a pair of walks. Teammate Jayson Ellis went 1-for-3 with a pair of runs scored and a walk.
Chris Carrethers, who relieved starting pitcher Tovan Thomsen in the fifth inning, suffered the loss.
In the Wildcats’ sixth-inning uprising, Devon Chape and Jake McHatton both had RBI singles, Jake Crowell lofted a sacrifice fly and Raygan Dodd stole home.
Ada hosts Tecumseh at 4:30 p.m. Monday and Purcell visits Cougar Field at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday
|Cougars Win One Of Two|
– The Ada Cougars were limited to two hits and fell victim to four errors in dropping a 12-4 decision to the host Washington Warriors in five innings on Saturday.|
Jackson Southard had both Ada hits, as he went 2-for-2 and scored a run.
Washington pounded out eight hits and committed just one miscue.
The Warriors (ranked No. 14 in Class 3A) scored four runs in the bottom of the first before the Cougars tied it with four in the top of the second. Trel Moore scored off a wild pitch, and Jarrett Ellis had an RBI off a groundout to score Christian Maloy. Manny LaValley scored on an error off a ball hit by Anderson Allen, and Southard later scored off a passed ball.
Jordan Carter took the pitching loss, as Jaycob Gray and Moore had relief appearances for Ada.
Washington (12-3) scored six runs over the final two innings, including four in the bottom of the fifth, to end the game via the run-rule. The Warriors scored the final two runs of the game on a walk and a hit batter with the bases loaded.
Gabe Williams got the win for Washington after getting relief help in the fourth
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