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Class 6A state baseball: Westmoore's Kyle Tyler shuts out Broken Arrow

The junior tossed a complete game shutout, striking out 10 and surrendering just three hits while leading the Jaguars to a 3-0 upset in the opening round of the Class 6A state tournament at L. Dale Mitchell Park in Norman on Thursday.
by Trent Shadid Published: May 15, 2014
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— Broken Arrow hadn’t been shut out in its first 38 games of the season.

Then the Tigers ran into Westmoore ace Kyle Tyler.

The junior tossed a complete game shutout, striking out 10 and surrendering just three hits while leading the Jaguars to a 3-0 upset in the opening round of the Class 6A state tournament at L. Dale Mitchell Park in Norman on Thursday.

“I was just out there trying to throw strikes,” Tyler said. “It feels amazing. There are just no words to describe it. As a team, we’ve really got our second wind here at the end of the season and we’re ready to take it.”

Tyler (9-1), who is verbally committed to Oklahoma, came up one strikeout shy of tying the school record.

Senior Jake Dyer reached base in all three of his plate appearances, scored twice, and added a stolen base.

“I feel like if I get on it just gets the train rolling for us,” Dyer said. “(Broken Arrow) was called the beast of the east, but we knew we were capable of scoring runs and making plays.”

The loss snapped a 21-game winning streak for Broken Arrow (34-5).

Westmoore (32-8) will face Tulsa Kelley in the semifinals on Friday at OU. First pitch is set for 4 p.m.

Stillwater 7, Edmond North 2

Stillwater catcher Michael Higgins continued his incredible home run streak on Thursday.

The senior belted a three-run shot to left field in the top of the seventh, giving him a homer in six consecutive games.

Higgins’ blast and Sam Kraybill’s complete game lifted Stillwater (30-4) to a 7-2 victory over Edmond North.

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by Trent Shadid
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Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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