TULSA — Former Wyandotte Bear Braxton Douthit turned in a stellar three-inning stint on the mound for the Small East in the Oklahoma Coaches Association all-state baseball game Tuesday, July 25.
Douthit struck out seven and allowed only one hit to set the tone in the Small East’s 8-4 victory over the West at Oral Roberts University’s J.L. Johnson Stadium.
Miami’s Sydney Hackwell participated in the all-state swim meet Monday, July 24, and WHS’ Zane Cutshaw will play in the football game Friday, July 28, at Union Tuttle Stadium.
The East staked Douthit to a 1-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI single by Red Oak’s Cody Muncy then took charge with a five-run burst in the second.
The only hit the West had off Douthit was in the first inning.
The West finally got on the board in the top of the fifth with a three-run rally. They added a final run in the top of the seventh.
The Large East also was a winner, using a six-run sixth en route to an 8-3 decision.
Douthit will continue his baseball career at Northern Oklahoma College-Enid this fall.
Hackwell competed in the 50-yard freestyle and 100 backstroke for the East in the swim meet Monday, July 24, at the Jenks Aquatic Center.
She was fifth in the 50 free with a time of 31.91 seconds.
Hackwell placed fourth in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:20.68.
The West girls notched a 101-63 victory.
The East won the boys’ competition, 85-77.
A number of future Northeastern Oklahoma A&M student-athletes also were in action during the week long competition.
Jack Karstetter of Sand Springs and Alex Kauffman represented the East in the wrestling competition Wednesday, July 26.
Future Norsemen who will be playing in the football game are defensive lineman Devon Bajek of Union, wide receiver England Honeybuss of Cushing, wide receiver Joe Combs of Muskogee, defensive back Tony Rayburn of Edmond Santa Fe and Maverick McCaskill of Davis.
NEO football signee Ross Shawnee of Geary competed in Wednesday’s wrestling.
Khalil Morris of Roland, who has signed with NEO, played in the boys’ basketball game Thursday. He was a late addition.