Surprise: Enid upsets Kelley and Jenks in 6A regional
BY FROM STAFF REPORTS
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
JENKS – The Enid Plainsmen have a losing record, but they are one game from the state tournament after scoring twin upsets in Class 6A regional tournament player Wednesday.
The Plainsmen knocked off seventh-ranked Bishop Kelley 8-2 in the first round and nipped eighth-ranked Jenks 2-1 in the second round.
They advanced with an 18-20 record to play at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for a berth in the state tournament, and will get a second chance Friday to punch their ticket if they need it.
Lawson King scattered seven hits in the win over Kelley and singled home the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth against Jenks.
“So it was a pretty good day for him,” head coach James Peoples said.
Trevor Miller allowed three hits while striking out three in the win over Jenks, which won in the first round over Edison 10-0.
Kelley (22-11) was playing Edison (7-22) in an elimination game with the winner to meet Jenks (25-13) at 4 p.m. Thursday. The win of the game will play Enid in Thursday’s first championship game, with a second game at 2 p.m. Friday, if necessary.
Enid 8, Bishop Kelley 2: Enid’s Lawton King relied on sliders to stymie the Comets, who lost their third straight game after winning 16 in a row.
King allowed seven hits while striking out four and the Plainsmen backed him defensively by turning two double plays.
Haden Houska led the Plainsmen with two singles, a run scored and an RBI and Shawn Spring had a two-run had a two-run single.
Jenks 10, Edison 0: Trey Michalczewski had a triple, double and two RBI and Jordy Stafford allowed three hits over six innings.
Jenks (25-12) advanced to play at 4 p.m., awaiting the winner of the other first-round game between Enid and Bishop Kelley. Enid led 5-0 through 3-1/2 innings.