ANTLERS, SAINTS EXIT
Earlier on Thursday, Deer Creek and Oklahoma Christian School both fell in first-round play.
The Antlers took a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Noble in Class 5A at Edmond Santa Fe High School.
Deer Creek's Michael Brinska and Ben Heigle shared pitching duties. Brinksa threw 3 innings and allowed 2 unearned runs on 4 hits and a walk, striking out two; Heigle pitched 4 innings and allowed 1 earned run on 2 hits and no walks, and struck out four. Cole Lindley was 2-for-4 with a run scored; Caleb Eldridge and Alex Forget had RBIs.
The Saints lost to Verdigris, 3-0, in a Class 3A matchup held at Deer Creek High School.
OCS' Austin Brooks pitched a complete game, but was outdueled by Verdigris' Blake Battenfield, who went the distance and struck out 15 batters.