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Sterling makes tradition out of state baseball

Tunneling its way to berths in the state tournament has been more than just tradition for Sterling baseball during the program's storied history  it's been a way of life.

Its players, like senior ace Tucker White, who's sure to throw a few meaningful pitches when the Tigers seek a title this week, simmer in it. The Tigers' coach, John Morgan, said he "lies awake at night" seeking words that explain how well the town nurtures a unique culture around the game.

This week marks the one-year anniversary when that lifestyle was thrown a nasty spitball.

Morgan knew exactly how to describe that one.

"I look back on it almost as a travesty," he said.

The Lawton Constitution

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