Barnsdall High School’s baseball team made a lot out of a little to defeat Woodland, 6-4, late last week.
Barnsdall Panther batters managed to stroke just four hits, but took advantage of two walks, two hit batsmen and three Woodland errors to chalk up their six runs.
Braden Kelley recorded two RBI’s — without getting a hit or a walk — and James Cole launched a sacrifice fly to account for a good chunk of the Barnsdall scoring.
Michael Marin, Joseph Cole, Wesley Yarber and Reese Robbins each contributed one single. Joseph Cole, Yarber and Christian Minton racked up one RBI apiece.
Barnsdall also fueled its attack with basepath chicanery, racking up five stolen bags — two of them by Marin.
Robbins contributed a sacrifice bunt and Keegan Marin was twice hit with a pitch.
The Panthers (14-6) also proved to be every economical with their opportunities — they left only four runners stranded.
Yarber and Michael Marin split pitching duties.
Yarber went almost all the way (6.2 innings), scattering eight hits and three walks and allowing four runs. He also whiffed nine batters.
Marin went to the mound in the seventh inning to record the final out and the save.
Barnsdall next travels Monday to Glencoe.
The short-handed Hornets dropped three games in Fairland tourney action during the weekend.
On Friday, Quapaw and Commerce downed Copan by identical 14-2 scores.
Bluejacket outlasted Copan, 10-4, on Saturday.
Against Quapaw, Aaron Hunt and Colton Raemhild split pitching duties.
Each of those same players delivered one RBI hit — Raemhild a single and Hunt a double.
Copan went up on Commerce, 2-0, on RBI singles by Garrick Askew and Sam McGlathery. But, Commerce quickly turned things around.
Sam Lannan and Askew took turns pitching.
McGlathery pitched the distance in the loss to Bluejacket.
“He pitched the best he had all year,” said Hunt, adding the Hornets have limited arms due to injuries and the pitch-count rule.
Copan plays host Monday to Bluejacket.