Tahlequah Daily Press

April 9, 2014

Indians power past Oktaha

By MATT REYNOLDS
Special Writer

— On Tuesday afternoon, pitching was nowhere to be found at Sequoyah high School, where a total of 28 runs crossed the plate. Sequoyah came out on top of the high-scoring affair, 18-10, over Oktaha.

“Too many runs scored, too many walks,” Sequoyah coach Jeff Turtle said. “Neither team pitched well today.”

Despite the pitching performance, Sequoyah was able to run-rule Oktaha in just five innings. Zach Parish led the Indians with two hits and four runs batted in.

“We did our job at the plate to get the lead,” Turtle said.

Sequoyah had just 11 hits on the day to get their 18 runs against Oktaha. The Indians found their way on base by being patient at the plate. The Indians drew 12 walks.

Many of the Indians players are still getting back into form after getting out to the baseball field late due to a 3A semifinal run in basketball. Parish is one of the players.

“We got around late, nothing wrong with that,” Turtle said. “We always want to be in the state tournament. We need to get more innings in, and pitching is where we have to get better.”

The Indians victory over Oktaha brings their record to 3-3 on the season. Sequoyah will play three games in the Mickey Mantle tournament this weekend.

“We tell (our team), ‘don’t look at the scoreboard [and] don’t worry about the score, try to get better each game and each inning,’” said Turtle. “We only have two or three weeks left.”