Miami finally knows who it will play in the Class 4A state baseball tournament.
Lousy weather had one last regional tournament hanging in the lurch. As a result, the OSSAA initially released two brackets, one with McLoud in the mix and another with Tulsa Metro Christian.
McLoud routed Metro 7-1 Monday afternoon on the artificial turf at Putnam City.
As a result, the Wardogs open with Berryhill at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Shawnee.
Had Metro won, Miami would be paired with Tuttle, also at 7:30 p.m.
“We were real lucky to get ours in,” Miami coach Chris Mercer said. “I am glad we went ahead and played on Sunday. I was worried when they were calling for a thunderstorm watch (most of the day Sunday).”
Other first-round games include Blanchard vs. Tuttle at noon, Tulsa Cascia Hall vs. McLoud at 2:30 p.m. and Weatherford vs. Broken Bow at 5 p.m.
In other regional finals, it was Cascia Hall 2, Vinita 0; Tuttle 7, Byng 3; Broken Bow 8, Poteau 5, and Blanchard 6, Marlow 4
The only common opponent for the Wardogs in the tournament is Tuttle.
MHS rolled to a 9-1 win over the Tigers in the Deer Creek Tournament last month behind Brett Abell.
“That's probably the best game we played all year,” Mercer said.
Once he learned the opponent, Mercer spent Monday putting together a scouting report on the Chiefs.
“We haven't played them, but we've heard a lot about them and that they've played really well,” Mercer said. “They have beaten some good teams.”