Pawhuska diamonders drop two straight games

Chris Day
Pawhuska players and coach Matt Holland gather around pitcher Braydon Wilson earlier this season. Robert Smith/Journal-Capital

The Pawhuska Huskies baseball team lost their last two games, heading into Tuesday’s game against Wesleyan Christian in Bartlesville.

On Friday, the Bartlesville High School junior varsity picked up a 13-7 win in Bartleville. Monday, Spetty defeated Pawhuska, 9-4, at Sperry. The Huskies are 11-7 this season. The play in the Salina tournament Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The first game is at 12:30 p.m. Thursday against Vinita.

Sperry 9, Pawhuska 4

Sperry pulled away with a five-run bottom of the sixth to take the 9-4 victory. The game was tied 4-4 going into the bottom of the sixth.

Randsom Jones started on the mound for the Huskies. He went 5.2 innings, recording 11 strike outs and five walks. He allowed six runs, but only one earned run on three hits. Ryan Jones finished the game for the Huskies, going 0.1 innings.

The Huskies got just four hits in the game. Easton Kirk, Jones, Gabe Letzkus and R.J. McCann each picked up a single. The Huskies scored single runs in the second, third, fifth and sixth innings.

In the top of the sixth, Kirk was hit by a pitch to start the inning. Kirk stole second. He advanced to third on a Cade McNeil groundout. He scored on a Randsom Jones fly out.

Bartlesville JV 13, Pawhuska 7

The Pawhuska-Bartlesville game was a back-and-forth affair on Friday. Bartlesville jumped to a 5-1 lead after the first. Pawhuska tied it at 5 apiece in the top of the third. Bartlesville picked up a single run in the bottom of the third and added two more in the bottom of the fourth to make the score 8-5.

Pawhuska clawed back into the game with two runs in the top of the sixth, but Bartlesville exploded for five in the bottom of that frame to take the 13-8 lead.

The Huskies collected 10 hits against the Bruins JV. Hunter Reed had a homer, while Easton Kirk had two triples and Randsom Jones had a triple, too.

The Huskies used three pitchers in the game. Braydon Wilson started and went 2.2 innings. Cade McNeil went 2.2 innings. Gabe Letzkus went 0.2 inning.