Pawhuska nine goes 2-1 at Ripley Tournament

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Pawhuska's Braydon Wilson pitches in an earlier game this year. Chris Day/Journal-Capital

The Pawhuska nine went 2-1 in the past five days, and the record now stands at 6-4 this season.

Thursday, the Huskies lost to Leedey, 9-1, in the opening round of the Ripley Invitational Tournament.

They came back to beat Cleveland, 8-4 on Friday and Mulhall-Orlando, 11-1, on Saturday.

Pawhuska 11,

Mulhall-Orlando 1

Pawhuska didn’t have trouble with Mulhall-Orlando Saturday. The Huskies scored their 11 runs on six hits. They were aided by six M-O errors.

Pawhuska scored three in the first, five in the second, two in the third and one in the fourth to claim the run-rule victory.

Brayden Wilson led the Huskies offense with four RBIs. He went one for two at the plate. Gabe Letzkus also picked up two RBI. Easton Kirk went two for two at the plate. Both of his hits were doubles.

Mulhall-Orlando gave up the six errors, but also hit five PHS batters to put them on base.

Huskies pitcher Randsom Jones allowed just two hits and one earned run in four-inning complete game. He struck out eight batters.

The Huskies picked up three in the first and never looked back.

Easton Kirk was hit by a pitch to reach first. He stole second and third. Randsom Jones earned a walk, and advanced to second when Brayden Wilson hit by a pitch. That loaded the bases. Kirk and Jones scored on a Hunter Reed single, which moved Wilson to third. Wilson would score on a Ryan Jones single.

Pawhuska 8,

Cleveland 4

Pawhuska needed seven innings to beat Cleveland on Friday.

Cleveland had a 1-0 advantage after two, and lead 4-3 after after the top of the fourth. The Huskies bats came to life in the fourth and fifth with PHS scoring three runs in each frame. The added two insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth.

The Huskie collected 10 hits off of Cleveland pitching. Ryan Jones went three-for-three in the game. He scored twice, picked up an RBI and doubled in the game. Cade McNeill picked up two RBIs in a two-for-four day. One of his hits was a triple.

Ryan Jones started the day on the mound. He went 5 innings, allowing two hits, four runs, but only one of those was earned. He struck out three and walked five. Randsom Jones pitched 1.2 innings. He didn’t allow a hit, striking out four and walking one. Cade McNeil picked up the final out of the game.

Pawhuska took the lead with a three-run fifth inning. Easton Kirk hit a fly ball to right which was misplayed. He raced all the way to second. Kirk stole third and scored on McNeil’s triple to centerfield. McNeil scored on Randsom Jones’ single. Jones advanced to second when Hunter Reed was hit by a pitch. Jones advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a error.

Leedey 9,

Pawhuska 1

In the first round of he Ripley Invitational, Leedey jumped out to a 5-0 lead after three-innings and eventually claimed a 9-1 win in a run-rule five-inning contest.

The Huskies only had one hit in the game — a double by Hunter Reed.

Braydon Wilson started on the mound for the Huskies. He pitched 2.1 innings, giving up eight hits and five earned runs. Cade McNeil pitched an inning, allowing three hits, two runs, one of which was earned, Gabe Letzkus finished the game allowing two hits and two earned runs.

The Huskies only run came in the top of the fourth. Reed drew a walk. He advanced to second on a balk call. He reached third on a Leedey error. He scored on a R.J. McCann’s line-drive fly out to right field.