It was not a perfect week for the Guthrie junior varsity baseball team, but it was just enough to claim their own Guthrie Invitational Tournament. The Jays finished with two on the all-tournament and the most valuable player.
Squires Field was on display for the three-day event as the Jays hosted Stillwater, Choctaw, Bishop McGuinness, Kingfisher and Ponca City.
The Jays started 3-0 with wins over Stillwater, McGuinness and Choctaw before a hiccup on Saturday morning with a loss to Class 6A’s Ponca City.
With a 3-1 record, Guthrie needed a win late Saturday night over Kingfisher to claim the top prize and that’s what the Jays did with an 11-9 win.
Guthrie’s Mitchell Taft and Jacob Friese were selected as All-Tournament selections and Austin Gellenbeck was named the tournament’s most valuable player.
Guthrie is coached by Seth Morgan and Terry Bennett Jr.
Guthrie JV All-Tournament Team
Ponca City – Daten Hawkins
Stillwater – Cash Baker
McGuinness – Matt Joyce
Choctaw – Will Emerson
Choctaw – Caden Young
Kingfisher – Chris Patton
Guthrie – Jacob Friese
Guthrie – Mitchell Taft
Guthrie – Austin Gellenbeck (Most Valuable Player)