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B2 - THE JOURNAL, Thursday, April 22, 2010 Sports Division tourney winner Registered as a AA division team in the USSSA baseball association, the Stillwater Rough Riders played all AAA ranked teams and won the 11-and-under division tourna- ment in Edmond over the weekend of April 9 and 10. On the front row, from left, are: Josh Solomon, Riley Metzger, Nate Harder, Dax Russell, and Cole Luckett. Second row: Adam Ray, Jacob Cervantes, Reece Thompson, Caleb Habekott, Logan Eades, Tyler Ebert, and Charlie Metzger.Third row: Head coach Manny Cervantes, and assistants Barry Thomp- son, Rob Harder, and Nick Habekott.The team be playing in the Stillwater NBC tournament this weekend at Babcock Field No. 1. Photo provided Tournament champs The Stillwater RiverCats 9-and-under baseball team took first place in the NEO USSSA baseball tournament held in Bixby recently. Team members include Drew Rus- sell, Andrew Stemm, Caden Pogue, Cole Miller, Eli Riggs, Jackson Meyer, Mason Bratton, Caleb Case, Jack Glenn, Brandon Hardesty, and Reece Glasson. Coaches are John Stemm, Bruce Russell, Virgil Case, and Tommy Miller. Photo provided Go Greent Share your Journal with friends JH diamor split twinbill Perkins-Tryon's junior high Demons split a doubleheader with the Hennessey Eagles here last Monday. The Demons won the opener 11-6 but dropped the nightcap 7-6. In the opener, the Demons used a six-run second inning to break the game open enroute to the win. Hennessey plated four runs in the top of the first inning with the help of two P-T errors and three walks surrendered by start- ing pitcher Matt Waitt. Waitt got the Demons on the board in the bottom of the frame when he reached on a one out walk then stole second. He later scored for a 4-1 score. After holding Hennessey scoreless in the top of the second, P-T took the lead for good in the bottom of the frame with the six-run outburst. The Demons sent 10 to the plate and used four hits including doubles from Austin Nietenhoefer and Cam Mason and three Eagle walks for the runs. That created a 7-4 lead. The Demons would add three more runs in the third and one in the fourth to account for the 11 runs. Hennessey added two more runs in the top of the fourth. Clark Crotty went 3-for- 3 including a triple to lead the Demons at the plate. Waitt earned the win on the mound. He gave up four runs on three hits and four walks. But he did strike out three. Nietenhoefer relieved him in the fourth giving up the final two Eagle runs on two hits and two walks. He logged one strike out. In the nightcap, Hen- nessey rallied with three runs in the top of the fifth to record the 7-6 win. Two singles along with a walk and a hit batsman by reliever Kyle Richards helped the Eagles to notch their runs. Hennessey led 3-2 at the end of the first inning. Another run by the visitors in the top of the third created a 4-2 advantage. P-T took its first lead in the bottom of the third with three runs on five hits including a double by Crotty. That created a 5-4 lead. That held up until the top of the seventh when Hennessey plated the three runs for the 7-5 lead The Demons added a run in the bottom of the fifth but couldn't get any closer. Chance Alley scored on a passed ball for the 7-6 final score.  Crotty, Waitt, and Zac Bledsoe led the Demons at the plate with 2-of-3 performances. Richards was tagged with the loss in his only inning of work. Crotty led off pitching and hurled the first two innings. He was relieved by Alex Dougan in the third inning. P-T 11, Hennessey 6 (Game 1) HJH 400 20- 6 5 1 P-T 163 lx-ll 10 5 P-T: Matt Waitt, Austin Nietenhoefer (4 th) and Clark Crotty. W-Waitt. Extra-base hits - P-T: Crotty 3 rd, Mason 2B, Nietenhoefer 2B. Hennessey 7, P-T 6 (Game 2) HJH 301 03-7 6 0 P-T 203 01-6 11 2 P-T: Clark Crotty, Alex Dougan (4th), Kyle Richards (5 t") and Alex Dougan, Ryan Richards (3rd), Dougan (5th). L- K. Richards. Extra-base hits - P-T: Alley 2B, Crotty 2B. UCO athletics features locals Stillwater and area con- nections are featured promi- nently within the athletic department at the Univer- sity of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Joe Muller, a Stillwater High graduate, is into his second year as UCO's Director of Athletics. Muller was formerly an associate athletic director at Oklahoma State before taking the UCO post. Scott Williams, a former OSU assistant athletic direc- tor in charge of compliance, is into his first year as Senior Associate AD at UCO and Mike Kirk, a Perry native, is into his 22nd season as the school's Director of Media Relations. and neighbors/ :: :lnfihe first year on the UCO staff is former Pio- neer Brandon Birdwell. Birdwell, the son of Harry and Cindy Birdwell, serves as Director of Sales and Marketing. Harry was a former AD at OSU, while Cindy is a former English teacher at SHS. UCO's baseball team features two former area standouts - Stillwater's Ryan Schoonover and Pawnee's Casey Bruns. Schoonover, a junior outfielder, is currently hit- ting .260 for the Bronchos. He has hit nine doubles, five home runs and driven in 28 runs. The speedy former Pioneer is also seven-for- seven in the stolen base department. Bruns, a senior infielder, carries a .289 batting aver- age v)ith eight doubles, four home runs, 18 runs-batted- in and six stolen bases in eight attempts. The Lady Broncho softball team features former Lady Pioneer Brit- tany Geter, a sophomore outfielder-pitcher. This season she's compiled a .282 batting average, while hitting two doubles, five home runs and driving in 19 runs. She's only com- mitted one error. UCO's men's and wom- en's golf teams also have a former Stillwater golfer on their respective rosters. Chris Muriana, a freshman, is on the men's golf team, while Mary Sue Sample, a junior, is a member of the Lady Broncho golf team. Sample has competed in three tournaments this season, posting an average score of 88.67. UCO's wrestling roster includes a couple of familiar area faces. Stillwater High graduate Austin Standage, a redshirt freshman, was making an impact on the Broncho mat team before See LOCALS Page B3 FRONTROW MOVIES 604 E. Hwy 33 Perkins, OK 405-547-1135 $1 OFF purchase' of previously viewed movies (No Limit) frontrowmovies.formovies.com "Now That's A Pizza Coupon!" 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