PHS nine hosts district tourney

Robert Smith

The 12-10 Pawhuska Huskies baseball team heads for 2A district play Thursday with encouragement from Coach Matt Holland to focus on the team concept and work on defensive play.

The Huskies lost three straight games last week in the Salina Tournament, dropping their record from 12-7 to 12-10. Holland noted that Braydon Wilson threw a good game in an 8-3 loss to Vinita last Thursday, but the Huskies didn’t play well behind him.

Wilson threw a complete game against Vinita, needing just 89 pitches to retire the hitters sent up against him. Holland complimented Wilson’s efficiency.

“But we made some defensive errors that cost us the game,” Holland said.

Pawhuska then had a pretty bad game Thursday against Claremore Sequoyah, losing 16-4. On Friday, the Huskies lost a squeaker, 8-7, to Keys (Parkhill). The three Salina Tournament losses were against a 3A team and two 4A teams.

Holland said the Huskies would enter district play Thursday at home versus Oklahoma Union, which was 7-13 through games played last Saturday.