OKTAHA—Wister made quick work of dispatching Warner in the Oktaha Tournament on Thursday with an 18-3 win and then defeated Vian in a matchup of top 10 teams, 8-3.
Wister, ranked ninth in 2A, pulled away late to defeat Vian, the fifth-ranked team in 3A. The Wildcats are scheduled to play top-ranked Oktaha on Friday at 4 p.m.
Wister and Vian were tied at 2 before the Wildcats scored two runs in the fifth, added three in the sixth and one in the seventh. The Wolverines scored a run in the first, third and fifth innings.
Scotty Gibson got the win for the Wildcats, going the distance while striking out nine and allowing eight hits.
Cash Balentine was 3-3 with a pair of doubles, two RBI and two runs while Kolton Lynn had a double and went 3-4 with two runs and a RBI. Gibson was 1-3 with a double and two runs scored and Koby Midgley had a 2-4 game with a RBI and run.
In the early game, the Wildcats scored seven runs in the opening inning and added 11 more in the second inning. Warner scored its two runs in the second inning.
Jeffrey Morris pitched all three innings to get the win for Wister, striking out five and allowing two hits.
Ethan Billings homered for the Wildcats and was 2-3 with five RBI and three runs. Gibson doubled twice and went 2-3 with three RBI and a run, Midgley banged a triple and went 1-3 with a run and a RBI, Grant Shipman doubled in a 1-1 game with three runs and a RBI, Bryar Ward was 1-1 with a double to go along with driving in two runs and scoring a run and Caleb Speers finished 1-1 with two RBI and two runs.
Wister improves to 4-1, Vian falls to 7-3 and Warner drops to 3-6.
Wister 8, Vian 3
Wister 0 2 0 0 2 3 1–8 10 2
Vian 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0–3 8 1
Wister 18, Warner 3
Warner 0 2 1—3 2 2
Wister 7 11 x—18 9 0
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