EDMOND — The No. 8-ranked Binger-Oney Bobcats advanced to the Class A fall baseball state finals after cruising to a 19-6 win over the No. 7-ranked Rattan Rams on Friday at Edmond Santa Fe High School.
The Bobcats scored 19 runs on 15 hits. Austin Green picked up the win for Binger-Oney and helped his own cause, going 3-for-3 at the plate with a triple and three RBIs. Ledgend Smith went 3-for-4 with three RBIs.
The Rams cut an 8-0 deficit to 8-6 in the fourth inning. They pushed across on three hits and four walks. Jordan Jones and AJ Davis picked up two RBIs apiece on back-to-back hits in the inning.
However, it wasn't enough as Binger-Oney added 11 runs in the bottom of the innings on nine hits and three walks.
The Bobcats, who are coached by former OU and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Reggie Willits, will face Silo in the state finals at noon Saturday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
SILO 11, STERLING 3
The No. 3-ranked Silo Rebels scored seven runs in the final three innings on their way to an 11-3 win over the No. 5-ranked Sterling Tigers in the other semifinal.
The Rebels advanced on timely hitting and a strong pitching performance from Andrew Bolin. He pitched 61/3 scoreless innings and allowed just three hits. He added two RBIs at the plate.
“This is what we've been playing for,” Silo coach Billy Jack Bowen said. “We won it last spring, so we know what it's like. We'll give it our best shot and see how it works.”