BIXBY — Blake Robertson propelled the Santa Fe Wolves past the Owasso Rams 2-0 in the Class 6A baseball state quarterfinals Thursday evening.
Santa Fe (26-12) will face Jenks Friday afternoon at 1:30 in the semifinals in Bixby. Owasso finished 34-6.
Robertson, an Oklahoma State University commit, pitched a complete game, five-hit shut out. He struck out seven and didn't allow any walks.
"I was able to get my slider over for strikes to keep (Owasso) off balance," said Robertson. "We all bought in tonight, gave 100% effort, and it had a good outcome."
Robertson was also 2-for-3 at the plate, including an RBI double. Fellow senior Conner Stevens finished 2-for-2 with a run scored and a stolen base from the 9-hole.
"Stevens is our wild card," said Santa Fe head coach Ryan Phillips. "When he plays good we feel we can beat anybody."
The Wolves finally broke the ice in the bottom of the fourth inning. Cayden Brumbaugh was hit by a pitch with one out and then moved up to second base on Jase White's single to right field.
The Rams appeared to be out of it though as Nate Wohlegemuth induced a tailor-made double play grounder to short. However, the relay throw sailed over the first baseman, allowing Brumbaugh to score.
Stevens singled to right field to open the fifth, moved up to second after a Tyler Rust sacrifice bunt, and eventually came home when Robertson doubled off the center field fence with two outs.
The key inning for Santa Fe came in the top half of the third. Owasso had the bases loaded with one out after a pair of base hits and a hit batsman.
Robertson, however, got a force at home and then tagged out Wohlgemuth on a grounder down the first base line to escape that jam. The Rams only got two on base over the final four innings.
"(The third inning) really changed the momentum," said Phillips. "(Robertson) was unbelievable. He is a gamer. We knew in this atmosphere we would be getting his best. That's what he strives for and what he wants and it worked out tonight."