For the second straight year, the Guthrie High School baseball team went a perfect 4-0 to capture the Mark Howard Memorial Tournament.
The Jays picked up wins over Class 4A Bethel, defending Class 2A state champion Christian Heritage Academy, Class 6A Putnam City West and Class 3A’s fifth ranked Chandler.
With the four wins, Guthrie improves to 5-2 overall. Head Coach Casey Porter after winning Chandler Tournament
In the win over Chandler on Saturday, the Jays took an early lead in the first inning. Tyler Kisner singled on the first pitch of the at bat and scoring Jackson Wadddell. View the game by clicking here.
After Guthrie scored one run in the top of the fifth, Chandler answered with one of their own. Guthrie scored when Zac Poplin doubled to plate Mitchell Taft.
The Jays took the lead for good with four runs in the third inning despite not producing a single hit.
Freshmen pitcher Nolan Gagnon (1-0) earned the win in his first varsity start. The southpaw tossed four innings, allowing four runs, two hits and striking out four.
Evan Kowalski and Kisner each collected multiple hits. Poplin added to his day with two RBI’s and three quality innings on the mound to close out the Lions.
Kowalski, Taft, Rigo Martinez and Jacob Friese were named to the All-Tournament team. Listen to their interview here.
Guthrie returns to the diamond on Monday as they host Piedmont for a key district game. Watch Live: Guthrie Baseball plays host to Piedmont for district game