Dewey High School’s baseball team performed some alphabet magic on Friday — spelling victory out of the letters ‘C’ and ‘B’.
‘C’ as in Cole Hancock hammering a triple and driving in two runs.
‘C’ as in Hancock allowing only two hits and one run, and striking out four.
‘C’ as in Corbin Buford bashing a double and a single and scoring twice.
‘C’ as in Colby Henley ripping a two-bagger and scoring twice.
‘B’ as in Brayden Ford smashing two doubles and a single and driving in four runs.
Two other letters stood out in Dewey’s 11-1 win against the Barnsdall Panthers.
The Dewey Bulldoggers (1-1) amassed 13 hits, including five extra-base missiles, and also wangled five walks.
Seven different Doggers contributed RBIs — Ford with four, Hancock with two and T.J. Bell, Buford, Jack Davis, Grant Johnson and Jared Rodgers with one apiece.
Buford also earned two walks.
Hancock collected the win on the bump; Colin Friend put the finishing touches on Dewey’s showing on the mound by throwing one inning of hitless, no-run ball.
For Barnsdall, Michael Marin, Josh Weber and Keegan Marin combined for a gritty showing on the bump.
Marin didn’t allow a hit in three innings and racked up four strikeouts.
Weber had five runs scored against him — but none of them earned. He allowed only one hit.
Keegan Marin hurled the final 1.2 innings. Dewey scored six times during his tenure — but only two of them were charged to Marin.
On the offensive side, Braden Kelley scored Barnsdall’s lone run after reaching base on a walk.
Keegan Marin mashed a double and Carson Aushwitz rapped a single to record Barnsdall’s hits.
Recording bases on balls for the Panthers were Kelley, Weber, Michael Marin and Bryce Shores.
Barnsdall displayed its abundance of quickness by stealing four bases — one each by Joe Cole, Kelley, Keegan Marin and Shores.
The Panthers are coached by Wade Corder, who also presided for the Panthers varsity boys basketball team — which included many of the same young men — this past winter.