The Washington Warriors travel south this weekend for the Jones baseball tournament.
The Warriors, now 16-2 on the season, are just coming off a weather-shortened Marlow tournament. They went 1-1 with a win over Class A No. 15 Navajo and a loss to Class 5 A Elgin.
Washington defeated Navajo 15-7 and rode an early lead to cruise to the win.
The Warriors put up a seven-spot in the first inning to blow the game open. All seven runs came with two outs as the Warriors knocked in runner after runner.
They scored a run in the second inning, three in the third and four in the fourth.
They used a platoon on the mound with Marlon Moore starting and Kade Norman, Jonathen Montoya and Tristin Babbitt all getting in work.
“We’re swinging the bats really well and the midbottom is getting it done,” head coach Jeff Kulbeth said.
The coach was referring to Dax McCaskill, Jake Wells, Nate Roberts and Norman.
Wells had seven RBIs in the game after going 2-4 with a double and home run.
Washington fell 8-7 to the Owls in the final game of the tournament-turned-festival.
The game took 11 innings to finish.
Liam Keltner got the start and Brakefield and Babbitt pitched in relief.
Roberts, the DH, had four RBIs on two home runs and a single in a 3-3 outing. He also walked twice.
“Elgin just hit it to where we weren’t in that game,” Kulbeth said. “They had a 7-run inning but it wasn’t anything crazy like we were walking a bunch of guys and kicking it around.”
Washington beat CCS 14-6 and 11-1 on Monday.
Cam Bates was 2-3 in the first game with four ribbies.
Sutton Moore scored three times.
“The top of the lineup got going Monday,” Kulbeth said. “I love that about our club. It shuffles on who’s hot and when we put it all together we’re really, really good.”
Bates was 3-3 with a home run in the second game and had four RBIs.
Wells also homered.
Washington did their damage at the plate late, with one run scored in the third, four in the sixth and six in the fifth.
Norman went the distance in the 5-inning affair and struck out four batters to one walk.
“We’ve got a good mind set right now,” Kulbeth said. “We need to get excited about every day. The way we can swing it, run and pitch we can be really good.”
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