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Class 2A state baseball: Evan Anderson pitches Dale to another state title

Junior hurler Evan Anderson pitched Dale to its 18th state baseball championship by tossing a two-hitter against Silo as the Pirates clobbered the Rebels, 11-0, to win the Class 2A title.
by Ed Godfrey Published: May 12, 2012
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/articleid/3675062/1/pictures/1718643">Photo - Dale players celebrate their championship win by forming a human pile on the pitcher's mound after pitcher Evan Anderson struck out the last batter to end  the Class 2A state high school baseball championship game  at Shawnee High School's Memorial Park. on Saturday,,  May 12, 2012.  Dale shut-out the Silo Rebels, 11-0 after 6 innings.       Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman
Dale players celebrate their championship win by forming a human pile on the pitcher's mound after pitcher Evan Anderson struck out the last batter to end the Class 2A state high school baseball championship game at Shawnee High School's Memorial Park. on Saturday,, May 12, 2012. Dale shut-out the Silo Rebels, 11-0 after 6 innings. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman

“It's kind of special to win here since we lost to Wister last spring,” said Dale right fielder Jace Wilkins, who had three hits and also scored three runs in the game.

Wilkins finished the Class 2A state tournament with six straight hits. Wilkins and Coon, one of only four seniors on the Dale roster, led Dale's 10-hit attack as the Pirates finished off Silo (24-12) in six innings.

The Pirates (26-6) scored single runs in the first and second innings then broke the game open with a four-run fifth and a five-run sixth.

Anderson, who also was on the mound for Dale's fall championship, appeared in all three state tournament games for the Pirates.

“He threw three days in a row,” said Coon, who will play for Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton next season.

“It's extremely hard on your arm. You got to be a real man, a real player to step up and do that.”

Anderson recorded the final four outs of the game on strikeouts. The southpaw fanned a total of seven in the game and didn't walk a batter.

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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