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High school baseball: Dylan Fazekas battles sore shoulder, leads Red Oak past No. 8 Leedey

The senior pitcher contributes three-run double in the second inning, RBI single in fifth inning
by Jacob Unruh Published: October 5, 2012
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EDMOND — Red Oak senior Dylan Fazekas had to just grind his way through.

After receiving a cortisone shot Tuesday to alleviate the pain in his shoulder, the right-hander somehow threw seven innings to lift the top-ranked Eagles past No. 8 Leedey 11-7 at Edmond Memorial in the Class B state baseball semifinals.

Red Oak and Asher play at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Red Oak and Asher have combined for 23 fall championships, 21 of which belong to Asher.

“It was a tough grind,” said Fazekas, who hadn't thrown since injuring his shoulder in districts. “They hit me really well. I left balls over the plate, I didn't hit spots, couldn't throw strikes, I walked too many guys. It was just a bad day.”

But it wasn't entirely a bad day.

Fazekas went 2 for 3 at the plate, with his three-run double in the second capping a seven-run outburst. He later drove in a run with a single during the Eagles' four-run fifth.

“Going into this, our saying since districts started was ‘Flip a single,' Fazekas said. “It just basically boils down to just literally just flip a single and if we can get five, six people to flip a single we could have two or three runs.”

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by Jacob Unruh
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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