NORMAN — 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.
“It’s stupid,” Higgins said. “I don’t know what’s going on. Everything is just starting to come together for me.”
Higgins finished 2 for 3, and Oklahoma State signee Jon Littell added two hits and two RBI for the Pioneers (30-4).
Edmond North (24-14) was led by senior Josh Garbrecht, who was 2 for 3 with an RBI.
Stillwater was also named the Class 6A academic state champion on Thursday with a 3.748 team GPA.
Tulsa Kelley 8, Putnam North 3
Tulsa Kelley starter Josh Limes overcame shaky defense early in the game to lead the Comets past Putnam North 8-3.
The junior retired nine of the final 10 hitters for the Panthers to finish a complete game five-hitter as Tulsa Kelley (16-10) advanced to the semifinals.
Putnam North (21-19) scored one in the first and two in the third, all unearned thanks to two Comet errors.
Cleanup hitter Ryan Marshall led Tulsa Kelley at the plate, going 4 for 4 with a double and a RBI.
Jenks 5, Choctaw 1
Jenks’ Cale Tims tossed a three-hit complete game, dominating Choctaw’s lineup for much of the night as the Trojans advanced with a 5-1 victory.
Tims was locked in a pitcher’s duel with Choctaw’s Rhino Foust until Matthias Johnson led off the bottom of the sixth with a home run down the left field line. The Trojans (33-6) added another run in the inning to chase Foust and give Tims some breathing room for the final three outs.
Jonah Llanusa went 2 for 3 with an RBI for Choctaw (24-16).
Jenks will play Stillwater on Friday with first pitch scheduled for 6:30 p.m.