Asher, Meeker win; Tecumseh falls to Elk City.

Tecumseh falls to Elk City

WEATHERFORD — Tecumseh was limited to three hits Thursday in dropping an 8-0 decision to Elk City in first-round action at the I-40 Classic.

Elk City scored in five of the seven innings and compiled 10 hits.

Tecumseh starter Spencer Dobbyns, in 4 1/3 innings of work, surrendered four runs (2 earned) and six hits. He whiffed six and walked five.

Fellow sophomore Garrett Trammell, who pitched the final 2 1/3 innings, permitted four runs (1 earned) while allowing four hits. He fanned five and walked one.

Tecumseh committed two errors.

Tecumseh, 6-8, will continue tournament play at 12:15 p.m. Friday against the loser of the Weatherford-Seiling game. Should Tecumseh prevail, it would play again at 4:45 p.m. Friday.

LUTHER — Down to its last out, Meeker took advantage of Minco’s only error for a 6-5 triumph Thursday at the Luther Tournament.

Trailing 5-4 with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, Meeker scored twice when the Minco left fielder dropped a fly ball.

Meeker led 4-0 after five innings, only to watch Minco net three runs in the sixth and two in the seventh.

Sophomore pitcher Kenny Reavis was outstanding, giving up five hits and striking out 16. Reavis struck out the side in the second inning and seventh inning.

Meeker chalked up 11 hits with four Bulldogs — Austin Frazier, Hunter Park, Kolby Stith and Reavis — having two apiece.

Meeker continues tournament play at 6:30 p.m. Friday versus the Luther-Christian Crossings winner.

Note: Report compiled by Fred Fehr.

Asher run-rules Ringling

The Asher Indians scored eight runs in the first inning in downing Ringling 11-0 on Thursday in four innings.

Tanner Andrews was the winning pitcher for the Indians (12-3), improving his record to 7-1 on the season with two innings of shutout ball, allowing one hit while striking out five.

Caleb Dubler, Trucker Lee and Phillip Leon all had two hits for the Indians. Leon had three RBIs while Lee drove in two.

The Indians will play a doubleheader at Byng on Saturday, taking on the home team at 11 a.m. then playing McAlester at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Note: Report compiled by Fred Fehr.

JONES — Hunter Hudson capped a four-hit evening with a tie-breaking 2-run single in the top of the eighth inning Thursday as Chandler outlasted Bethel 10-8 in the Jones Tournament.

On the night, Hudson was 4 of 5 with two doubles, a triple and a single.

Bethel finished with 17 hits and Chandler concluded with 16.

Brooks Richards spearheaded Bethel offensively with three hits, including a double.

Six other Bethel players had two hits apiece with Brayden Diebold adding two doubles. Teammate Kieser Hladik had a 2-run double among two hits.

All nine Bethel starters had at least one hit.

“We swung the bats pretty well, but when it came down to crunch time, they executed better,” Bethel coach Todd Brown said. “That was the difference in the ballgame.”

Both teams will continue tournament play today. Chandler will take on Capitol Hill. Bethel will oppose Mt. St. Mary’s at 1:30 p.m., then engage Jones at 6:30.

Note: Report compiled by Fred Fehr.