Chicks open the season against Ardmore
The Fightin’ Chicks opened their 2017 baseball season with a home game against the Ardmore Tigers. Ardmore pitcher Dalen Hall lead the Tigers past the Chicks 9-2, throwing 6 2/3 innings only allowing 5 hits on 2 runs and 7 strikeouts. The Tigers offense was able to put up 9 runs on 12 hits, led by Masters who went 3-5 with 3 singles. Hall 2-5 with 2 singles, Noland 1-3 with a home run and 2 walks, Silvas 1-4 with a single, Campbell 4-4 with 4 singles and Tibbs 1-4 with 1 single. The Chicks offense only managed 5 hits off Hall and just 2 runs. The Chicks were led by Jake Womack who went 3-3 with 2 doubles and 1 single and Brandon Williams went 1-2 with 1 single. The Chicks record would drop to 0-1 on the season.
Chicks win big over El-Reno
The Chicks got strong pitching and lots of offense as they bounced back in the 2nd round of the round robin, to blank the Indians 8-0 in a 5 inning run rule. Cody Freeman picked up the win going 3 2/3 giving up just 2 hits. Brock Henderson would close out the game, going 1 1/3 completing the shutout. The Chicks would exploded on offense for 8 runs in 5 innings run rule. Brock Henderson went 2-2 with 2 singles, Nic Harris went 2-2 with 2 singles, Jake Womack went 2-3 with 1 single and 1 double, Billy Douglas went 1-2 with 1 solo home run and Cayleb Hunter went 1-2 with 1 single. The Chicks even their record at 1-1 on the season.
Junior Brandon Williams said “I felt like we are going to be a really strong team, we just need to work out all the kinks, and need to learn how to play with each other and learn our teammates! It’s still really early in the season, but once we work out the kinks we will be really solid! And we showed we have the capability to be a really solid team against El Reno, but we showed we are still an immature team against Ardmore.
Senior Alex Inghram said “it was good to get out there & play I thought we bounced back after the first game & played pretty good & hit the ball well”