By Scott Wanish
Special to The Sun
Luke Reynolds’ 2-out, 2-run single in the bottom of the third inning drove in the winning run Tuesday afternoon to help aid Edmond North to a series sweep of rival Edmond Santa Fe at Edmond North High School. The Huskies got another complete-game pitching victory from Holden Lyons (2-0) for the 7-4 victory and on Monday at Santa Fe, Kyle Stephens was the winning pitcher in a 10-2 rout of the Wolves supported by Reynolds’ 2-run homer. It was Lyons who tossed a 1-hitter a week ago in a triumph over Midwest City.
On Tuesday, Reynolds batted out of the nine-hole and plated designated hitter Cody Daylor and right fielder Scott Johnson with the clutch single in the third. Daylor, who led the Huskies in the batter’s box with a 3-for-4 performance with a pair of runs scored, reached on a single ensued by Johnson getting struck with a pitch. In the game, Johnson absorbed pitches three times for the team.
Another 2-out clutch hit came in the last of the sixth, when Edmond North catcher Jonathan Davis gave the Huskies a 7-4 cushion by slapping a 2-run single. Davis ended the contest with three runs batted in and a pair of walks while finishing 1-for-2.
Defensively for North, second baseman Nolan Wilson got his nose in the dirt again, this time on a hard-hit ball that hugged the ground in the top of the fourth. He quickly dished to shortstop Josh Garbrecht, who completed the 4-6-3 double play to end the frame. The DP was huge, as Edmond Santa Fe’s Connor Sweeney (3-for-3) led the inning off with a double to right while the Huskies clamped onto a 5-4 lead.
The Wolves (2-4) also turned a double play in the fourth. Shortstop Exavier Sundman took a grounder himself, touched second and fired in the dirt to first baseman Colin Lyon, who made a brilliant scoop on the low throw. Lyon, Quinn Walbergh (2 runs) and Zack Bycko (2 RBIs) each finished 1-for-3 for Santa Fe.
Colton Lagasse and Jared Baker each chipped in 1-for-3 showings for the Huskies (4-1), who host Mustang at 6 p.m. Friday.