High schools: OSSAA still searching for baseball title game sites

The most obvious sites are all off the table. The Oklahoma City RedHawks, Tulsa Drillers, Oral Roberts, OU and OSU ball fields are all unavailable.
by Ryan Aber Published: January 20, 2013
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photo - Dale celebrates their win over Latta in the Class A Fall baseball state tournament at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City,  Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Dale celebrates their win over Latta in the Class A Fall baseball state tournament at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Also, the home stadium of a Class 6A team can't be used for the 6A tournament and a 5A site can't host the 5A finals in case the host teams make the field.

So the likely solution seems to be the Class 6A finals being played at Shawnee High while the 5A finals are likely headed to one of the Edmond schools.

Shawnee is likely to host three title games from 6A to 2A while whichever Edmond school is picked will host the other two.

Oklahoma Baptist in Shawnee is a possible site for both, though the Bison are bidding to host a postseason tournament and won't know if the venue will be available until April.

It's been awhile since the title games in the state's two largest classes was scheduled to be played in the Oklahoma City area.

In 2008, the finals were scheduled for Tulsa's Drillers Stadium, but rain forced the title games to be completed at L. Dale Mitchell Park.

A year earlier, weather forced one title game to shift to Shawnee while the other was played in Tulsa.

The last time both tournament finals were scheduled to be played on the West side of the state was in 2003, when Norman hosted the tournaments.

“Wherever they play it is fine with us,” Carl Albert coach Wayne Dozier said. “We don't really care too much where they send us, but it is nice to stay closer to home.”


by Ryan Aber
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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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