|Cougar Baseball Ready To Open Season|
|02/11/18 - |
New Ada head baseball coach Austin Jarvis is cautiously optimistic entering his first year with the Cougars.
The AHS baseball squad has recorded just 14 total wins over the past two seasons. Jarvis — who came to Ada after three years at Victory Christian School near Tulsa — expects fans to notice improvement when this year’s Cougars take the field. How many wins will that translate to? Jarvis isn’t in the prediction business.
“We can’t guarantee wins. But I’m confident in saying we’re going to play the game right, and we’re going to play hard and hopefully put ourselves in the position to have a chance to win,” Jarvis said.
One thing that Jarvis and company have going for them is a group of six seniors who will assume leadership roles. Five of those seniors — Christian Maloy, Jackson McFarlane, Anderson Allen, Trel Moore and Hunter Conklin — have some good varsity experience under their belts.
The other senior on the roster is Jacob Nowlin, who left the baseball team last year but rejoined the Cougars during the fall.
|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 ½ 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
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