Weather plays havoc on area sports
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Rick Endicott | For The Chronicle
LETTING IT FLY: Elgin’s Gage McElhaney throws another pitch against Cache on Monday, April 19. Gage threw 93 pitches against the Bulldogs and only allowed three hits.
LETTING IT FLY: Elgin’s Gage McElhaney throws another pitch against Cache on Monday, April 19. Gage threw 93 pitches against the Bulldogs and only allowed three hits.

Elgin baseball

Elgin 0, Cache

4 Elgin 0, Cache 4

After having two games canceled last week, Elgin traveled to Cache to take on the Bulldogs in the first game of a two day district doubleheader on Monday, April 19. Cache took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning and that would be all the Bulldogs would need. The Bulldogs added another run in the second inning and two more in the fifth inning to take the opener in shutout fashion. Elgin did manage two hits on the day, one each by Josh Reniger and Case Clemons. Gage McElhaney struck out eight during his time on the mound. Cache returned the favor and traveled to Elgin to finish up the two game series on Tuesday, April 20. Elgin started out fast, scoring four runs in the bottom of the first inning. Cache would respond with three runs of their own in the top of the third inning to make it a one run game. Cache advanced a runner to third base in the top of the seventh inning but a strike out by Jake Thomas would end the threat and give Jake the save. Jake Thomas and Josh Reniger both had two RBI’s for the Owls, accounting for all of Elgin’s runs in the win. Braeden Moreland pitched six innings and took the win on the mound. Braeden struck out 11 hitters on the day.

Elgin softball

Elgin 2, Weatherford 14

Elgin’s Lady Owls softball team also fought the weather but was able to get in one game against Weatherford on April 13. Elgin scored two runs in the top of the first inning but Weatherford answered with eight runs of their own in the bottom of the first inning. The Lady Eagles scored five more runs in the bottom of the second inning and two more in the bottom of the third to end the game after three innings. Nikkayla Cadiz had an RBI for Elgin.

Fletcher baseball

Fletcher 7, OCA 6

Fletcher got back on the field after fighting the rain taking on Oklahoma Christian on Monday, April 19. The game was scoreless until Fletcher plated three runs in the fourth inning and two more in the top of the fifth inning. Oklahoma Christian came storming back scoring six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 6-5 lead into the seventh and final inning.  Fletcher plated two runs to take the lead back and then shut down OCA to hold on for the 7-6 win. Tryston Simmons had two hits and Brayden Chinnow had two RBI’s for the Wildcats. Fletcher used four pitchers on the day to secure the win.

Sterling baseball

Sterling baseball did not get to take the field during the rain soaked week. Sterling finishes the regular season with a record of 24-2 and will host Healdton and Waurika for the District Tournament scheduled for April 22.

Sterling softball

Sterling 11, Arapaho 7

Sterling 12, Ft. Cobb 4

Sterling scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning and added additional runs in third through sixth inning to walk away with an 11-7 win over Arapaho. Emma Nunley had three hits for the Lady Tigers. Against Ft. Cobb, Sterling scored in every inning except the fourth inning to take a 12-4 win over the Lady Mustangs. Shelby Spence had five hits and pitched all seven innings to pick up the win on the mound.