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Warriors runners-up at Jones

Team bears down on remaining District schedule


Washington took second place in the competitive Bo Duren Tournament at Jones.

They defeated Oklahoma Christina school (10-2) and Heritage Hall (9-5) before falling 6-1 against Silo.

“It was three good days of baseball,” Washington head coach Jeff Kulbeth said.


Washington opened the tournament against OCS and starting pitcher Jackson Hill.

“He had the tightest slider we’ve seen all year,” Kulbeth said.

Cam Bates was 2-3 with a walk and plated a couple of runs. He doubled on both hits.

Jake Wells had three ribbies.

Tristin Babbitt struck out seven batters and only allowed one walk.

Jonathen Montoya came on in relief and struck out two batters in the final inning.

Heritage Hall

Washington defeated the Chargers in the second game of the tournament.

Heritage Hall threw lefty Julius Ejike-Charles, who is a Tulane University commitment. He struck out 10 batters.

Despite facing quality pitching Washington still got production from the lineup.

Dax McCaskill had two RBIs and Marlon Moore was 2-5.

Nate Roberts and Kade Norman both doubled.

Norman got the start on the bump and Owen Andrews came on in relief.


Washington fell 6-1 to the Rebels in the finals.

With multiple Districts series looming in the week ahead Kulbeth set up his pitching for the next week.

Freshmen Kale Brakefield and Liam Keltner answered the call on the mound.

“That’s what the District schedule does sometimes,” Kulbeth said. “We knew Lindsay would be ready to go Monday.”

Silo, the defending Class 2A champion, threw Oklahoma State commit Kyler Proctor.

Washington wasn’t able to piece much together offensively.

“Our pitchers got behind in counts and we had a couple base-running errors,” Kulbeth said. “When you play guys like Silo they’ll put all kinds of pressure on you.”


The Warriors came back Monday and defeated Lindsay 3-1.

Marlon Moore started on the mound and was relived by Montoya for the final inning.

Wells had a pair of RBIs and Sutton Moore went yard in the second inning.

That’s all the offense Washington would need as their defense held Lindsay to one run.

The Warriors will close the season with District series against Lindsay, Comanche and Davis.

“It’s that time of year and we have to get geared up and ready to go for playoff time,” Kulbeth said.

Washington is 19-3 this season.


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