by Paragon Communications Sports Broadcaster Aaron Kauk
OK Kids Regional baseball tournaments are being held all across the state of Oklahoma this week for the 8U, 10U, and 12U kids. Most of the tournaments featuring Western Oklahoma teams get started tomorrow, but there was some action already this afternoon.
In the 10u Regionals being played in Wford, the Merritt Drillers lived up to their name by drilling the Woodward Rangers 15-3. The Sayre Eagles clipped the Clinton Maroon 1-0. Wyatt Compton went the entire way on the hill, firing a one hit shut out. Compton also had the only rbi for the Eagles. The Merritt Drillers then faced the Wford Bulldogs. The game went back and forth before Wford pulled away for good with a 3 run 3rd en route to a 6-2. Arapaho Jumped out to an 8-0 second inning lead of Sayre before the Eagles started chipping away. It was 9-7 in the 5 and final inning before Sayre scored 3 runs to win 10-9. There’s already a final score in an elimination game this afternoon. The Clinton Maroon knocked out Vici 11-7. In other action this afternoon, Arapho and Woodward are playing an elimination game right now. Merritt plays an elimination game against at 6:15 against the Clinton Maroon. Wford and Sayre get together at 8. The winner punches two tickets tonight. One into the Regional Finals on Saturday, but even more importantly #2 their also guaranteed a State Tournament berth.
Elsewhere around the state in 8U action at Kingfisher, The elk City Firefrogs are playing Watonga as we speak. Cheyenne plays Perry at 6:30. Wford gets Kinfisher at 8. In the 8U tournament at Henryetta, the Hobart Hitmen are playing the Stigler Savages right now. Up in Vian in the 8U Regionals the Altus Monkeys play the host Vian Wolverines at 8.
In 10U tournament action down in Elgin, Navajo got all over Andarko 16-4. They’ll play the Hobart Sluggers at 6:15.
In 12U action this afternoon up in Woodward, Cheyenn and Mooreland started at 3:30. Clinton Reds and Magum Cubs were next at 5:00. The Cheyenne/Mooreland winner gets the EC Crushers at 6:30. The Clinton/Mangum winner plays Alva’s Renegades at 8:00.