South wins All-Area affair
Taber Kaspereit may not have began in the spotlight Sunday, but he finished in it.
Not among those in the starting lineup, the quick-footed Duncan senior led off the bottom of the eighth inning with a single, before stealing two bases and scoring on an error to give the South its go-ahead run in a 14-10 victory over the North in the Southwest Oklahoma All-Area baseball game at MacArthur.
"Speed is definitely the key component to my game," Kaspereit said. "I like to put the pressure on the defense, make them throw it around a little bit."
When Kaspereit stole third, the throw from home plate sailed wild past Fort Cobb third baseman Daniel Collins to clear the way for the go-ahead run. South coach John Morgan who's full-time gig is Sterling head coach took quick notice of the senior, who stole four bases.
"(Kaspereit) comes in to (courtesy) run that first time and (Trey) Coffman hits a double in the gap and (Kaspereit) scores. I was like, 'Dude, that kid can run,'" Morgan said. "He kept getting on and I was just giving him green lights every time. He's got some tools. In the little bit I was out here with him, he seemed like a real heady player."