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Class 5A-6A state baseball tournaments: Jacob Evans, Landry Chappell among players to watch

Taking a look at some of the top players in this week's Class 5A and 6A state baseball tournaments.
by Ryan Aber Published: May 9, 2012
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CLASS 6A

Jacob Evans, Broken Arrow

The Oklahoma signee is 9-0 with a 1.62 ERA and 99 strikeouts in 65 innings pitched.

Corey Hassel, Stillwater

The Oklahoma State signee is one of the top hitters in the state, and he pitched the Pioneers into the state tournament last week.

Colt Pickens, Yukon

The OU signee hit .410 with 32 RBIs last year as a junior and anchors the Millers' defense at shortstop.

Jordan Watson, Edmond Santa Fe

Overshadowed at times by Ty Hensley, Watson has opened plenty of eyes himself this season and enters having back-to-back no hitters.

Josh Whisler, Owasso

The senior catcher is hitting .425 with 6 home runs and 42 RBIs for the 30-4 Rams.

CLASS 5A

Landry Chappell, Guthrie

The three-sport standout is again one of 5A's top offensive forced after hitting .478 with 55 RBIs as a junior.

Taylor Hawkins, Carl Albert

Hawkins has 27 home runs and 80 RBIs for the top-ranked team in the class.

Isaac Hellbusch, Deer Creek

The Arkansas signee was expected to be one of the top arms in the state before a preseason injury cut his season short. But Hellbusch came back recently and, though he's not pitching, is hitting No. 3 for the Antlers.

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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