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Bombers drop pair of close games at Bill Tipton Classic

Midwest City’s Bryan Williams Jr. drives in a run Friday against El Reno

By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon

Midwest City’s baseball team lost three games last week in the Bill Tipton Classic.

The Bombers dropped a couple of close games with Weatherford and El Reno and got roughed up by Norman North in the other tournament game.

The Bill Tipton Classic was hosted by Carl Albert, Midwest City and Shawnee.

On Thursday, Midwest City saw a rally come up just short in a 6-5 setback against Weatherford.

The Bombers fell behind 6-0 early and scored five in the final two innings. In the sixth inning, Brayden Gerry, Brian Williams Jr. and Devin Sissons drove in runs consecutively to cut the deficit to 6-4.

In the seventh inning, James Washburn drew a walk with the bases loaded, making it a 6-5 score. But the Eagles held on with a strikeout and fly out to end the game.

After the close loss, the Bombers took one on the chin Friday in a 17-0 loss to Norman North.

They closed out the tournament that evening with a 4-1 loss against El Reno.

The Indians raced to a 3-0 lead in the first inning.

Midwest City got on the board in the fourth inning. Williams hit an RBI single up the middle to score McPherson and make it a 3-1 game. The next batter grounded out, to the end rally.

The Bombers later walked in a run in the bottom of the inning to make it a 4-1 final.

Williams led the way at the plate, going 3 for 4 with an RBI.

Midwest City also dropped two games with Bishop Kelley in district play. They lost 10-5 on April 3 and 13-3 on April 4.

The Bombers faced Tulsa Will Rogers earlier this week in a two-game district series. They will be home Thursday at 5 p.m. against Chickasha for alumni night.

Stephen Lewellyn pitches for Midwest City during a game last week. Photo by Jeff Harrison

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