Weather threatens to delay baseball action
Another round of playoff competition opens today as the baseball season hits its home stretch but for the area's soccer programs, the season has come to a crashing halt as the last teams have been eliminated.
The lone city team to make the soccer playoffs were the MacArthur girls but they drew the No. 1-seeded McGuinness girls and wound up losing by a 4-0 score in the 5A playoff opener.
On the boys side, Duncan made the field but the Demons were handed a 4-0 setback on their own pitch to fall out of the 5A playoffs in the opening round.
In the 4A bracket both Cache teams and the Elgin girls made the field but they have all been sidelined. Cache boys started off well, routing Oklahoma Christian School but they had to make the drive to Elk City Tuesday and came up short in a 2-1 thriller.
Elgin girls also got a first-round victory, beating Bethany by a 2-0 score last Friday. But Tuesday the Owls were shut out by Harrah, 3-0, to see their season end. Cache girls also made the 4A playoffs and the Bulldogs played well before losing a 3-2 decision to Harding Charter Prep.
Baseball schedule loaded
Even before the game started, Mother Nature threw a kink into a busy week of baseball events with regionals in Classes 6A, 5A, 4A, 3A, and 2A, while state tournaments were to begin in Class A and B.
Fans should check the OSSAA Website or check with your respective school before making trips to the tournament sites.
MacArthur, which until a few weeks ago seemed a lock to host a Class 5A regional, was scheduled to make the drive to Piedmont for a 1:30 p.m. contest today against Guymon. In the early game today Altus has to face Piedmont at 11 a.m.
The winners of those two first-round games then meet at 4 p.m. while the losers of the first two games go head-to-head at 6:30 p.m. in the first elimination game. The title games in all the regionals are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, unless there is an "if" game and those will be Saturday unless rain or bad weather forces changes.