|04/22/18 - |
PURCELL – The Ada Cougars broke a 3-all deadlock with a four-run seventh inning in claiming a 7-3 win over Pauls Valley on Thursday in the Heart of Oklahoma Classic, hosted by Purcell High School.
Later in the day, Washington (No. 12 in Class 3A) limited Ada to just two hits in picking up a 2-1 decision over the Cougars in a winner’s bracket game.
Ada played Newcastle for third place in the tournament Friday. The Cougars host Little Axe at 4:30 p.m. Monday. Senior Night activities are set to begin at 4:15 p.m., just before the first pitch.
Ada 7, Pauls Valley 3
The Cougars spotted Pauls Valley a 3-0 first-inning advantage.
However, Ada scored three in the top of the second.
Bo Charboneau’s grounder with the bases loaded led to an error which scored Patrick Tims.
Christian Maloy later hit a ball to right field which led to another error and Zac Carroll and Jalen Graham scored on the play.
The contest remained tied until the top of the seventh when Jackson McFarlane led off with a walk and Maloy moved him up to second with a single to left. Ellis, who finished 2-for-4 from the plate, doubled home McFarlane for a 4-3 Cougar advantage.
Trel Moore, who was also 2-for-4, delivered a two-run single to center, scoring Maloy and Dillin Brown for a 6-3 Ada lead and Charbonea later picked up an RBI when he drew a bases-loaded walk.
Carroll got the pitching victory as he surrendered six hits and no walks while striking out seven. All three Panther runs were unearned.
Braeden Green led the Panthers at the plate, going 2-for-3. Thomas Davenport and Jake Foster each hit doubles for Pauls Valley.
Davenport was tagged with the loss for PV. He struck out two, walked two, hit two batters and surrendered three earned runs in six innings of work.
Washington 2, Ada 1
A run-scoring single by Jacob Schleff and RBI double from Hayden Whitaker in the fourth inning proved to be the difference as the Warriors edged the Cougars.
Ada’s only run came in the first as Maloy walked with one out, advanced to second on an error, moved up to third on a fielder’s choice groundout and scored off a passed ball.
Starting pitcher Manny LaValley was the hard-luck losing pitcher as he gave up only five hits and three walks while striking out five in 4.2 innings of work. Both Washington runs were earned.
Christopher Carrethers came on in relief in the fifth and allowed no runs and no hits with two walks.
Jalen Graham (1-for-2) and Hunter Conklin (1-for-3 with a double) had the only Cougar hits.
Whitaker had two of Washington’s five hits in the game.
Jordan Kutz tossed a complete game for the pitching victory for Washington. He struck out four, walked two and hit three batters in seven innings of work.