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Bombers split with Glenpool in district doubleheader

Midwest City coach Joe Haddox talks to his players during a recent game. PHOTO BY JEFF HARRISON

By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon

Midwest City’s baseball team earned a split with Glenpool last week in a district doubleheader.

The Bombers won the first game 5-4, but struggled in the nightcap, losing 12-2.

Devin Sissons put them on the board when he scored on a sacrifice fly in the third. Brian Williams Jr. later scored off an error for a 2-1 lead.

Midwest City later regained the lead 3-2 on a groundout by Williams that scored Sissons in the fifth inning.

Glenpool tied the game in the top of the sixth only to see it slip away in the bottom of the inning. James Washburn and Tory Ware both scored on a wild pitch as the Bombers took the lead for good at 5-4.

Noah Polston was the winning pitcher, as he allowed three earned runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings. Sissons threw the final 1 1/3 innings.

In game two, Glenpool built an early lead and slammed the door shut with a six-run rally in the fifth for the 12-2 win.

Williams and C.J. Todd drove in the team’s only runs.

Jesse Bain started the game and threw two innings. He allowed six earned runs on five hits and two walks. Wyland Hargrove and Washburn pitched the final two innings in relief.

Midwest City also hosted Shawnee Thursday night in a makeup district game. The Wolves broke the tie with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning and held on for the 5-4 win.

Stephen Lewellyn, Brandon Dixon and Ware had the team’s only hits in the game.

The Bombers will begin regionals later this week.

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