Fly Eagles, fly
All it took was two innings.
Eisenhower took advantage of some Lawton High pitching woes, tallying all of its hits and runs in the second and fourth innings to hand the Wolverines an 8-0 loss in five innings at the Ike diamond on Monday night.
The win served as a positive ending to a disappointing regular season for the Eagles, finishing with a record of 11-24. LHS, on the other hand, fell to 7-25 on the season, having lost two-straight contests heading into the regional tournament later this week.
Ike coach Jay Vermillion, whose team entered the finale having lost nine of its last 10, said any win against a city rival makes the victory that much more meaningful.
"Any time you play an intercity rivalry, whether it's Lawton or Lawton Mac, our kids are always excited and expected to go out and perform well," Vermillion said. "Of course you want to play well against those guys, and it being the last regular season game, you like to see your guys perform well and get some confidence going into the playoffs."
The Eagles went hitless in the first inning but were quick to strike in the second.
Bubba Paquin drew the lead-off walk, and Ryan Shows delivered the team's first hit on the next at-bat with a single to left center field. Ismail Garcia followed that up with a bunt single to load the bases, and Paquin then scored on a passed ball.
Tre Harris earned a walk, and freshman Connor Collins brought him, Shows and Garcia home shortly after with a triple to left field, extending Ike's lead to 4-0.