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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Wildcats win second in a row

  • Bethel’s Wildcats won for the second time in as many outings this week, defeating Tecumseh 6-1 Tuesday.
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  • Bethel’s Wildcats won for the second time in as many outings this week, defeating Tecumseh 6-1 Tuesday.
     
    The Wildcats never trailed after breaking a scoreless deadlock and taking a 1-0 edge in the bottom of the second. Bethel led 6-0 after four innings.
     
    The Savages avoided the shutout with their lone run in the top of the sixth.
     
    Hunter Heath (1-0) went the distance for Bethel. Holding Tecumseh to four hits, he tossed 10 strikeouts and hit one batsman without issuing a base on balls.
     
    Starter Jacob Smiley (0-1) absorbed the loss for the Savages. Caleb Schweighardt came on in the fourth inning.
     
    Bethel rang up eight hits, including a double apiece from Heath and Garret Fitzgerald. Kieser Hladik notched three singles.
     
    Fitzgerald’s double was good for two runs.
     
    Connor Patton recorded a double for the Savages (0-2).
     
    “Hunter did a real good job, throwing lots of strikes,” said Bethel coach Todd Brown. “And we got some timely hits by a couple of guys in our lineup.”
     
    Tecumseh committed three errors to Bethel’s two.
     
    Now 2-0, the Wildcats will travel to Del City for a 4 p.m. varsity/junior varsity doubleheader Thursday. Tecumseh will play Seminole and Ada Saturday in Seminole.
     
    Note: Report compiled by Jason Smith.
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