The Asher Indians lost the Class B state baseball finals 5-1 to Red Oak on Saturday, as the Eagles captured their fourth straight state title.
OKLAHOMA CITY – For at least one more year, Red Oak’s stranglehold on the Class B baseball state title will continue.
The Eagles (31-4), ranked No.1 all season, held off second ranked Asher 5-1 behind a dominant performance behind Tyler Parks to claim their fourth straight state title at Palmer Field at Dolese Park.
The Eagles got a two-run single in the third from Dewayne Grogan to get the lead for good, adding a run in the fourth and two more in the fifth.
Asher (25-8) got its only run in the bottom of the fourth on a balk. Tanner Andrews took the loss for the Indians.
Because of rain that knocked out Thursday’s games, both the semifinals and the championship game were contested on Saturday. The Eagles advanced with a 10-0 run rule win over Olustee in six innings.
The Indians followed with a 5-0 win over Dover. Asher starter Caleb Dubler dominated the Longhorns for all seven innings, striking out eight while allowing three hits, a walk and a hit batter to get the win.
Asher broke through with two runs in the second inning. Trucker Lee led off with an infield single and advanced to second on a throwing error. Phillip Leon followed with a base hit and Hunter Fowler was hit by a pitch to load the bases.
Lee would eventually score the game’s first run on a wild pitch, and an error on a ball hit by Colby Carpenter would score another run to make it 2-0.
Lee added an RBI single in the third to make it 3-0 before another Dover error with two on in the fourth made it 5-0.
Dubler would strike out the side in the seventh to finish the game and move the Indians into the championship final.