By Mike Tupa


mtupa@examiner-enterprise.com


That elusive three-game winning streak still remained just beyond the grasp Friday for the Bartlesville High School varsity baseball team.


Rogers (Ark) erupted for six runs in the bottom of the second and never looked back to down the Bartlesville Bruins, 10-1, in a game at Claremore.


The loss snapped Bartlesville’s two-game winning streak — the third time Bartlesville has been on the verge of a trio-triumph.


John Cone reached base on an error and scored the Bruins’ only run.


Andrew Harden registered Bartlesville’s lone hit, against a foursome of Rogers pitchers. He also drew a walk.


The only other Bruins to reach base were Noah Yearout (walk, error), Calvin Johnson (fielder’s choice) and Grant Yardley (walk).


Bartlesville left just three runners stranded.


For Rogers, Hayden Seldomridge socked a homer and brought in two runs, while McKaden Templeton recorded three RBIs.


Bartlesville utilized three pitchers — Lukas Rietfors (1.2 IP), Drew Garrett (1.1 IP) and Harden (1.0 IP).


Only four of Rogers’ 10 runs were earned — the Bruins hadn’t allowed more than eight runs since March 22.


The Bruin hurlers also gave up just three walks.


Bartlesville (8-13) will be battling to get back its winning ways when it travels Tuesday to Muskogee for a non-district game.


The Bruins’ next scheduled home game is April 24, against Shawnee.