Legion play continues: Huskie connection boosts Bartlesville Indians

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Pawhuska High graduate Caleb Bruce makes a catch during tryouts earlier this year for the Doenges Ford Indians team. EXAMINER-ENTERPRISE/FILE

The Huskie connection has provided a boost this summer to the successes of the Bartlesville Doenges Ford Indians baseball team.

Pawhuska High graduate Caleb Bruce has fashioned a strong .397 on-base percentage while seeing time in 18 games.

Bruce also has sparkled on defense by making several tough plays.

His 64 plate appearances rank 10th most on the team and he is seventh on the team with 15 runs scored.

He also has collected 12 walks — tied for fourth most.

Bruce is one of head coach Anthoney Towers’ best eyes at the plate — he averages just one strikeout every 16 plate appearances, or about once every four-and-a-half games.

Some of Bruce’s other numbers included a .234 batting average, two doubles and four RBIs.

As a pitcher, Bruce has made four appearances and worked eight innings, recording an 0-2 record.

Payton McCarty

McCarty, like Bruce, earned a spot on the Indians coming out of May tryouts.

McCarty has contributed one double and three RBIs. He also has reached base on five free passes (two hit by pitches, three walks).

He has scored seven runs.

Randsom Jones

Although he has spent a large chunk of the season with the Bartlesville United Linen Braves, Jones has made two pitching relief appearances with the Indians.

In 3.1 innings, he has allowed only one run (2.10 ERA) and walk and snapped off three strikeouts.

On the offensive side, Jones has recorded one at-bat and reached base on a fielder’s choice.