Huskies fall to Morrison

Robert Smith rsmith@pawhuskajournalcapital.com
Infielder Easton Kirk walks toward the team bus as the Huskies prepare to leave last Thursday for Morrison. Kirk is an all-conference selection. Robert Smith/Journal-Capital

Pawhuska High School’s varsity baseball team finished the 2019 season with a mark of 12 wins and 13 losses. The Huskies dropped two of three games to Morrison last Thursday and Friday in district action.

Pawhuska won the first game Thursday by a score of 10-7. Randsom Jones went six and a third innings, threw 119 pitches and struck out 10 to help lead the Huskies to the win. Cade McNeil had three RBI and Isaiah Walker had two. Randsom Jones’ brother, Ryan, went the last two-thirds of an inning to nail down the win.

After that, however, Morrison took over. The Wildcats beat the Huskies 9-1 in the second game Thursday and 17-2 in the deciding game Friday. In that last game, McNeil was injured when he took a liner to his bad ankle in the second inning, while pitching.

“We ran out of pitching and it just kind of fell apart toward the end,” PHS coach Chris Rumsey said. The Huskies had a season marked by distinct bright spots but injuries also took a toll on the team, he said. Randsom Jones, the ace pitcher, is the only senior Pawhuska will be losing from the 2019 team, so the 2020 Huskies should have a lot of talent coming back.

Rumsey said the all-conference game will be next Monday at 7 p.m. at Pawhuska. Three Huskies — Randsom Jones, Ryan Jones and Easton Kirk will be playing in that game, the coach said.