With harsh weather bearing down on the area Saturday and a chance that teams would be traveling home as the weather came in, tournament officials for the Bill Tipton VIII decided not to squeeze any baseball games in before the rains.
Carl Albert coach Wayne Dozier said he hoped the tournament could be completed before the end of the season, and he was checking with the coaches involved to work out a solution.
The Titans were going to win their pool, while Yukon and Chickasha were set to face off for the right to play Carl Albert for the championship.
Carl Albert is 21-3 headed into Monday's game against Del City.
While Taylor Hawkins and Gavin LaValley have sparked the offense with big home run totals (combining for 29), Dozier said the consistency up and down the order has been the key.
“We were so inconsistent last year even though our record was pretty good overall,” he said. “This year, even the games we've lost, we felt like we've competed well. We worked on that early and talked about it. We're playing with a little bit more hustle and a little more intelligence.”
PLAINVIEW'S DAVIS BREAKS RECORD
Plainview's Alex Davis broke the state record in the 3,200-meter run for the second time this season last week.
At the Lake Country Conference meet Tuesday at Madill, Davis ran a 10:47.67.
On March 12 at Norman, Davis set the record with a 10:49.61 run, breaking the previous record of 10:50.34 set by Jenks' Brianna McLeod at the 2003 state meet.
GIUDICE STILL GOING STRONG WITH DOUBLE DUTY
Edmond Santa Fe junior Matthew Giudice is a busy man this time of year.
Giudice stars for both the Edmond Santa Fe soccer and track teams.
On the soccer side, Giudice leads the Wolves' team with seven goals.
“It's tough on him,” said Santa Fe soccer coach Joe Peeler. “He's showing a little tiredness.
“But he cares about it, and he keeps his grades up. I don't know how he does it with all he's doing, but that's how our kids are. They want to win.”
Santa Fe's soccer squad is 8-1 this season and ranked No. 4 in Class 6A.