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Shawnee, Dale baseball standouts scheduled to play in all-star games at Enid

Brian Johnson

Five area baseball standouts – three from Shawnee and two from Dale – will play for the Southeast Oklahoma State squad in the Oklahoma State Games scheduled for July 20-21 at the David Allen Memorial Ballpark in Enid.

The games will spotlight high school graduates of 2021 and younger.

Shawnee High School will be represented by Krew Taylor, Brylen Janda and Bauer Brittain. Representing Dale High School are Ike Shirey and Carson Hunt. Four of the five are just completing their junior years of high school while Brittain is completing his sophomore year.

The 18-member Southeast team will also feature players from Rattan, Calera, Roff, Red Oak, Atoka, Wister, Spiro, Byng and Poteau.

Taylor, a shortstop, batted .500 (4-for-8) with three RBIs, six runs scored and a pair of walks in an extremely abbreviated three-game season for the Wolves this spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Taylor has verbally committed to Cowley County College in Kansas.

Janda was the winning pitcher in Shawnee's 9-1 win over Sand Springs in five innings as he allowed the one earned run off three hits with eight strikeouts and only two walks. Janda has also verbally committed to Cowley County College.

Brittain was solid from the hill and the plate. He was the winning hurler in the Wolves' 11-1 rout at Tulsa Memorial in the second game of a doubleheader. He worked five innings, gave up just one earned run, allowed one hit, walked only one and struck out 11. Brittain batted .556 with four RBIs and three runs scored in Shawnee's three games.He has already verbally committed to the University of Oklahoma.

Shirey, a second baseman and pitcher, batted .593 with one triple, 14 doubles, 33 runs batted in and 58 runs scored in Dale's run to a Class A state championship last fall. He also had a 6-0 record with a 2.48 earned run average.

Hunt, an outfielder and pitcher, hit .467 with five homers, three triples, 17 doubles and 34 runs batted in for the state champion Pirates. He has made a verbal commitment to Cowley County College.