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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Altus ends Shawnee’s campaign

  • For the second time in two days, Altus dealt 14th-ranked Shawnee some Class 5A regional tournament misery.
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  • For the second time in two days, Altus dealt 14th-ranked Shawnee some Class 5A regional tournament misery.
     
    The Bulldogs, 16-2 victors over Shawnee Tuesday, ended the Wolves’ season Wednesday with a 9-3 decision at Carl Albert High School.
     
    Shawnee scored all three of its runs in the top of the first inning on four of its eight hits. Kyler Rogers rapped a two-run single and Casey Bowlan chalked up a run-scoring single.
     
    Altus responded with two runs in the bottom of the first, then put up a 4-spot in the second.
     
    Bowlan, who along with Rogers and Matt Seebeck comprise Shawnee’s senior baseball class, ended his high school career by going 3-for-4, all singles.
     
    There were no extra-base hits in the game.
     
    Junior Colin Robertson of Shawnee was 2-for-4 on the day.
     
    Rogers, the starter, suffered the pitching loss as he allowed seven runs (only three earned) in 2 2/3 innings. Rogers fanned three and didn’t permit a walk.
     
    Bowlan, who had a three-inning pitching stint, gave up two runs (both earned) on one hit. He fanned two, walked four and hit two batters.
     
    Shawnee committed three errors while Altus had one error.
     
    “The bottom line is we didn’t do enough of the small things to be successful,” Shawnee coach Todd Boyer said. “We just weren’t consistent enough on a daily basis.
     
    “The kids played hard and their effort was good today. Two of our errors were on strikeouts. We just made too many mistakes.”
     
    Altus collected nine hits in six innings.
     
    After Shawnee dropped the 16-2 first-round decision to Altus, it stayed alive in the double-elimination format with a 22-1 victory over Capitol Hill in 4 1/2 innings.
     
    Shawnee ended the campaign at 16-15.
     
    Note: Report compiled by Fred Fehr.
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