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May 3, 2013

Rain suspends Tigers' playoff opener

TULSA — Pitcher Houston Glad summed up the first round of the Class 5A regional baseball tournament best Thursday.

“It was really wet and freezing cold,” said Glad, who started the game with a 3-5 record. “Water was dripping off my hat, glove and hand….but I feel good about my start.”

Glad may have thought his contribution was good — and it was — but the weather was not. The game seemed more suited for football or soccer in England than baseball.

Tulsa Memorial and the Tigers met in the first round and managed to play five innings before play was suspended by steady rain. The score was tied at 1-1 as each team had pushed across an unearned run.

Play will resume Friday on the Memorial High School field at 11 a.m. The loser will play immediately after the first game while the winner meets the first-round victor Coweta at 3 p.m.

Memorial (18-13) scored first with two out in the second inning.

Charger Cody Lander got a two-out single and reached second on a wild pitch. Dakota Wade followed by hitting a high, infield fly in foul territory near third base, but the strong wind blew it back fair. Third baseman Ben Stacey could not make the play as runners were now on first and second.

Luke Hayes followed with a single to right-center field to score Lander. Glad then walked Michael Smith to load the bases and set up the best defensive play of the game.

Kyle Considine hit a low line drive to centerfield. Tahlequah’s Logan Lewis made diving catch to save two runs and end the inning.

The Tigers (11-19) did not take long to respond to tie the game.

Jordan Blalock led off the third inning by getting hit by pitcher Wade. Blalock then stole second base.

Lane Cobb followed with a sacrifice bunt, but Memorial catcher Devin Perez tried to throw out Blalock going to third. The throw was off the mark and after Blalock got untangled with third baseman Adam Kelley, he scored. Cobb landed on second base with no one out.

However, the Chargers got out of the potential jam with three straight outs to end the inning.

Righthander Glad scattered five hit, had five strikeouts and walked only one. Lefthander Wade had seven strikeouts, two walks and surrendered just three hits.

Cobb, Lewis and Connor Mutzig accounted for the three Tahlequah hits.

TAHLEQUAH 1, MEMORIAL 1

(Suspended after five innings)

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Memorial 010 00 1 5 1

Wade and Perez; Glad and Cobb.

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