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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Meeker, Cushing deadlocked by rain

  • Many runs were scored Saturday, but there is no winner or loser yet in the Meeker-Cushing game, thanks to the rain.
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  • Many runs were scored Saturday, but there is no winner or loser yet in the Meeker-Cushing game, thanks to the rain.
     
    The Bulldogs and Tigers are tied, 17-17, in the seventh inning.
     
    Head Coach and Athletic Director Robert Palmer and his Cushing counterpart now have the task of finding an open date on both their calendars when they can finish the wild contest.
     
    So far in the game, four Meeker pitchers, Michael Moore, Jesse Weaver, Tyler Henry and Kevin Barnett, have worked to silence the Cushing bats.
     
    Top hitters for the Bulldogs include Brandon Watlington and Hunter Park. Both had two-run homers in the second inning. Dallas Jackson has a triple as well as a rare inside-the-park grand slam in the fifth.
     
    Meeker split a varsity doubleheader Friday, topping Holdenville 5-4 in the opener before suffering a 4-0 setback in the nightcap.
     
    Jacob Hayes went the distance for the Bulldogs in the first game. He tossed five strikeouts and issued four walks while moving to 1-0 on the hill.
     
    The Bulldogs led 5-2 after two innings. Holdenville ended the scoring with single runs in the bottoms of the third and fourth frames.
     
    Both teams collected seven hits, with Watlington and Park each going 2-for-4 for Meeker. Each clubbed a double.
     
    Holdenville broke a scoreless deadlock in the second game with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth, and the hosts added two more in the bottom of the sixth to effect the final margin.
     
    Meeker notched eight hits to Holdenville’s six, with Jackson going 2-for-3 and Watlington getting his second two-bagger of the day.
     
    Weaver (0-1) absorbed the loss through 3 1/3 innings of work. Kenny Reavis came on in the fourth.
     
    If the field dries enough, Meeker will host Seminole at 4:30 p.m. Monday for a varsity/JV doubleheader.
     
    Note: Report compiled by Brian King and Jason Smith.
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