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Class A baseball: Court rules Wright City eligible for state tournament; OSSAA to appeal

Wright City was placed back in the tournament after a ruling by a McCurtain County judge early Friday afternoon, then the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced later in the day that it would appeal the ruling.
by Ryan Aber Modified: May 3, 2013 at 8:16 pm •  Published: May 3, 2013
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Wright City was granted a temporary restraining order Wednesday with a hearing initially set for May 13.

The OSSAA went to court Thursday, and the hearing was rescheduled for Friday morning.

Rains in the Oklahoma City area washed out the first round of the tournament, pushing the opening round to Friday.

The semifinals and finals were scheduled for Saturday.

Rattan coach Ryan Cordell isn't happy with the way things have played out.

“I think it's just making a mockery of this whole tournament,” Cordell said after his team won its first-round game 15-5. “It's like that game there for example: We did what we need to do to save our pitching and get it set up for tomorrow.

“Now, if they delay it, everybody can bring back their best pitcher. It just kind of takes away from what the tournament is and how you prepare as a coach to go about winning it.”

Roff coach Ead Simon, whose team will play either Sterling or Wright City in the semifinals, said he sees it both ways.

“I don't blame Wright City for fighting it and I don't blame the OSSAA for doing what they're doing,” Simon said. “Everybody wants to be down on the OSSAA but it's a tough deal.”

Staff Writer Jacob Unruh contributed to this report.

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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