Norman North (27-8) will play top-ranked, undefeated Owasso in the title game Saturday at 6 p.m. in Shawnee.
“There is no greater feeling,” Gasso said. “I've dreamed about this my whole life. I couldn't ask for a better senior year. We went to the finals in football and now baseball.”
Owasso 5, Broken Arrow 3
The top-ranked Rams (35-0) used the long ball to defeat Broken Arrow 5-3 Friday night in the 6A semifinals.
Owasso third baseman Trae Bobo slammed a solo home run in the second to tie the game 1-1. First baseman Austin O'Brien crushed a three-run homer, his 10th, in the third after the Tigers intentionally walked his brother, Mason O'Brien.
The Rams tacked on an unearned run in the fifth to lead 5-1. Broken Arrow closed to within 5-3 on Coleman Key's two-run double in the sixth but Owasso junior left-hander Jeb Bargfeldt pitched a 1-2-3 seventh for a complete-game four-hitter.
Owasso will be gunning for its 12th baseball title but their first since 2009.
“It means a lot to get back there,” said Owasso coach Larry Turner. “This is a special group, a tough out up and down the lineup. They don't try to do too much. It seems every day it's somebody different.”
To win another state title would be satisfaction enough but the Rams have a shot at a perfect season.
“I didn't talk about it at all until it was about 25,” Turner said. “I told the kids, ‘If we get beat, we get beat. Just don't give one away.' We just wanted to have a chance to win the last game of the season ... We've had a lot of close 1-run or 2-run games. There haven't been a lot of blowouts. It would be very special.”