Tahlequah Daily Press

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April 2, 2014

Tigers win Claremore tournament crown

Local briefs

CLAREMORE — Jake Johnson shot a 72 and finished second overall to help guide Tahlequah to a team title at Heritage Hills Golf Course in Claremore on Tuesday afternoon. Johnson and the Tigers shot a 315 as a team and held off Edison, which finished with a total of 321.

For Tahlequah, Hunter Pennington shot a 77, which was good enough to finish in a tie for fourth. Blake Berry (82), Tyler Arnall (84) and Brandt Emerson (87) rounded out the rest of Tahlequah’s scores.

Blake Cochran of Tahlequah shot a 75 and finished third overall. Cochran was taken as an extra golfer and his score did not count toward Tahlequah’s team total. Brent Spradlin also went as an extra golfer for Tahlequah and shot an 84.

Edison’s Zander Alexander shot a 69 and won the individual title.

Tahlequah will play again on Monday at Patricia Island in Grove at the Metro Lakes Conference tournament.

Tahlequah baseball blow out Hale

Tahlequah’s baseball team finished off its two-game series against Hale with a 17-3 run-rule rout in five innings at home on Tuesday afternoon. The Tigers won their eighth straight game and improved to 9-6 overall and 5-1 in District 5A-3.

Colby Brittain pitched for Tahlequah and picked up the victory. Brittain pitched all five innings while striking out seven and giving up three hits. At the plate, Brittain went two-for-three with two runs batted in and a stolen base.

Austin Riley, Houston Glad and Dustin Hicks each totaled two hits apiece. Riley and Glad both scored twice while Hicks drove in three runs.

Tahlequah blew the game open with a nine-run second inning.

The Tigers will play again Thursday against Wagoner at 5 p.m. at the Inola tournament.

Hulbert softball loses on the road

OAKS — Oaks’ softball team scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to pick up a 7-6 win over Hulbert on Tuesday afternoon.

Hulbert led 6-3 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, where Oaks scored three runs to tie the game.

Hulbert lose despite recording 16 hits. Ashtin Barnoskie hit a home run and drove in four runs for Hulbert, and Lindsey Dreadfulwater also plated two runs.

NSU men finish 3rd at golf tournament

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Northeastern State men’s golf team placed third following Tuesday’s final round of the Broncho Invitational, which was held at the par-72, 7,255-yard Gaillardia Country Club.

The RiverHawks carded a final-round score of 301 to finish the tournament at 39-over-par 903 (301-301-301). NSU upset No. 24-ranked Nebraska-Kearney, who finished fourth at 65-over 929 (309-303-317) in a tie with Lindenwood (304-311-314).

Host Central Oklahoma won the tournament after carding a 27-over 891 (291-296-304), and No. 6 Central Missouri placed second at 32-over 896 (306-287-303).

Junior Brad Hager earned a career-best T-2 after shooting 2-over 218 (71-72-75). He had a 35-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole that would have tied him for top honors with UCM’s Teddy Jones (76-69-72). Hager settled into a tie with UCO’s Eric Kline (70-73-75).

Junior Brent Williamson also recorded a career-low finish as he tied for ninth at 12-over 228 (75-78-75). Freshman Tate Williamson tied for 24th at 17-over 233 (76-82-75), and fellow freshman Marc Johnson rebounded from a rough first round to tie for 29th at 21-over 237 (86-75-76). Junior Josh Strimple tied for 39th at 23-over 239 (79-76-84).

Northeastern State has now completed regular-season competition and will gear up for the 2014 MIAA Championship, which will be April 21-23 on the Alvamar Country Club in Lawrence, Kan.

NSU women finish 5th at Argonaut Invitational

PACE, Fla. — The No. 22-ranked Northeastern State women’s golf team finished fifth in the final round of the Argonaut Invitational Tuesday afternoon, which was hosted by the University of West Florida at the Par-72, 6,022-yard Stonebrook Golf Club.

The RiverHawks scored a 991 to finish behind fourth place finisher West Georgia who shot a 957.

The host school, West Florida shot a final round score of 926 to win the Invitational.

Saint Leo carded a 947 to finish in second while Limestone College shot a 956 to end in third.

Freshman Baylee Price led Northeastern shooting an 81 to end the tournament tied for 13th.

The RiverHawks will compete in the MIAA Championship April 21 at the Alvamar Country Club in Lawrence, Kan.

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