The Cleveland county Shockers are coming off a grueling tournament over the weekend. They posted a 3-2 record to win the Ardmore Baseball Tournament.
The Shockers were 2-2 in round robin before meeting the Ardmore Cardinals in the championship. While they may have ad a slow start to the weekend, they finished in a flurry as they blasted the Cardinals 15-7.
“We played OK at best, until the championship,” Shockers coach Michael Wakefield said. “Struggled with pitching and hitting with men on base.”
After beating Stillwater in the opener 11-1, Cleveland County lost to Ardmore 13-4 earlier in the tournament as they were run-ruled in five innings. It was Moore’s Dylan Wilson’s (2-1) first loss of the summer.
The Shockers then lost a 6-5 squeaker to the OKC Ruffnex. They defeated the McAlister Rockets 8-0 in five innings to claim a spot in the title game. Sawyer Barnard (2-0) picked up the win.
In the championship, the Shockers bats heated up as they hit five homers in the game. Sam Pack and Ty Ash each had two a piece. Pack ended the tournament with four homers, two doubles, and eight RBIs while batting .620. Ash was just as prolific with a .720 average to go along with three homers and seven RBIs.
Ryan Rathburn earned his second victory of the tourney to move to 3-0 on the summer.
The Shockers (16-3) will face the Lawton Colonels at 6 p.m. today at Lawton Eisenhower. They will then take on the Enid Majors and Minors Thursday through Saturday in Enid. They end their week with a matchup with the OKC Sandlot. Game is set for 6 p.m. at Hefner Park.
We just want to keep getting better and more consistent on the mound and more consistent in the field,” Wakefield said. “But overall I’m pretty happy with where we are at. But we can get better.”