The Midwest City baseball team rallied to win the three-day Edmond Classic, knocking off Edmond Santa Fe 7-2 Saturday morning in the championship.
Midwest City, which snapped a six-game losing streak by beating Edmond North on the first day of the tournament, is now 14-15 heading into the district finale with Edmond Memorial on Monday and Tuesday.
Justin Cooper gave the Bombers a 4-2 lead in the top of the third with a two-run single as they scored five unanswered runs in the final five innings.
Midwest City opened the tournament by losing to Southmoore, 2-0, but then beat Edmond North, Enid and El Reno heading into Saturday’s championship.
Until Saturday, Edmond Santa Fe cruised in the tournament, beating Piedmont (7-2), Choctaw (11-3), Moore (14-6) and Lawton (7-2).
SANTA FE’S ISON WINS SECOND STRAIGHT
The last two boys Class 6A individual state championships have gone to an Edmond Santa Fe golfer, and if it is to happen for a third straight year, Drew Ison might be emerging as the top candidate.
Santa Fe’s Max McGreevy won the last two 6A titles, but he’s a freshman at Oklahoma now. Meanwhile, Ison appears to be peaking at the right time. He shot 72 this week at the 6A state preview at Karsten Creek to win by three strokes over Edmond North’s Hayden Wood and Austin Eckroat.
It was Ison’s second consecutive win, following his victory at the Metro Conference Tournament last week.
Edmond North, which is pursuing its 10th consecutive state title, won the preview with a 303 total, 15 shots ahead of Santa Fe.
Boys golf regionals are May 5, with state to be held May 12-13.
OBU SIGNS OKEMAH’S GUINN
Oklahoma Baptist landed one of the state’s best basketball players, signing Okemah’s Austin Guinn to a letter of intent this week.
The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 17.9 points, 8.2 rebounds and 6.8 assists in leading Okemah to the Class 3A state championship in March.
A second-team All-State selection by The Oklahoman, Guinn scored 30 points in the state title game to earn MVP honors.