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B2- THE JOURNAL, Thursday, June 21 ,:2012 Sports Busy summer As the closing days of June tick down, so do the summer schedules of sev- eral Perkins-Tryon High School athletic teams. And from what we've seen so far, there's plenty to be excited about when their respective seasons begin. It appears the Lady Demons basketball team could make another solid run to a state tournament appearance regardless of what classification they end up in. Some would think if P-T could drop down to Class 3A, we could be one of the favorites to win a championship. It still could be a bit tougher in Class 4A. RALLY Continued from Page the fourth inning to set up the dandy fifth frame for P- T that led to the win. Chappell shined at the plate going 2-for-2 with a sacrifice fly and four RBIs. Adkism, Dotter, and Martin schedules making P-T teams better Head coach Jerry Bur- nett has one starting posi- tion open and his varsity girls have had several opportunities to show why they should be in the starting lineup. Right now we would have to say it is still open after watching the Lady Demons play in their second Summer Shootout session late last week. Coach Burnett wouldn't didn't drop any hints as to who he's leaning toward and rightly so. The softball team will again be young as there has been only one senior play this summer. There is some pretty good talent in this group but the young- DEMONS Continued from Page ning pitcher after going four and one-third innings. Waitt finished the pitching chores to earn the save. The summer season will come to a close the next few days. P-T's final road game will be at Mannford tonight before ending the week with a home date with Perry Friday night with the varsity game starting at 6 p.m. The Demons will host Davenport on Monday and Kingfisher on Tuesday to close out the schedule. Both have 6 p.m. starts. Miner said he's hoping B1 followed with a hit each. Shelton was the winning pitcher in going the distance in the circle. Shelton over- came her slow start to finish with six strikeouts. B1 for a strong finish by his young team, which could be used to build on for next season. "Our expectations have raised some as we develop more consistency with our play," Miner said earlier this week. One area that has pleased Miner is the development of his pitching staff, espe- cially since graduation took a huge toll after the spring season. Miner said the staff he's starting to put together are complimenting each other well. sters will have to mature quickly in order to compete. Head coach Carla Hart has had some challenges with the 'summer slate due to weather and other conflicts. However, there seems'to have been ,mple games played to/ive her some things to ponder before the start of the fall fast-pitch season late next month. In the games we've seen thus far, this group has Journal Sports Editor shown it can do the right things and see the suc- cesses in the end results. Hopefully the players can build from that in these closing games. We've really enjoyed watching the Demon base- ball team as well, espec_ially seeing how this incoming crop of freshmen will help fill holes left by graduation last spring. And so far, so good. In talking with new head coach Kevin Miner earlier this week, he's been pleased with the progress the squad has already made to this point. Before Monday's game, P-T only had a couple of losses. There are several of these freshmen who will see some major playing time next spring. Sprinkle them with the returning players and that makes for a pretty good mixture. And like the softball team, this is also a young group with only one senior. We didn't get a chance to catch any of the Demons' basketball games during a summer session at Ripley right after school w.s over. We do know there are some pretty big holes to fill. How- ever, there's no doubting that head coach Norm Tippeconnie and his staff will have a team thtat will compete each game despite a lack of major size. It's hard to believe that another school year will begin in less than two months and with that all the respective activities. We're looking f0rqard to more great performances by our student-athletes nd we hope you'll join in to. Fields, Holliday enjoy recent success A couple of Stillwater High graduates, Matt H01- liday and Josh Fields, who were both outstanding quarterbacks and baseball players at SHS, have gotten into an offensive groove recently. Entering this week, Hol- 'liday, an all-star leftfielder with the St. Louis Cardinals, had raised his batting aver- age to .282. On the season, he hit 12 doubles, one triple and blasted 12 home runs. He's driven in 41 runs. In a recent inter-league game with the Kansas City Royals, Holliday had an outstanding game this past weekend. In a Cardinal win, he was 4-for-5 and drove in five runs. He clubbed two doubles and hit a monster home run into Big Mac Land, which is into the third deck at Busch Stadium. Holliday credited adjust- ments in his swing and advice from hitting coaches Mark McGwire and John Mabry for noting changes in his mechanics that aided the recent success. Fields, who is currently playing third base for the Albuquerque Isotopes of the Pacific Coast League, raised his batting average to .325 entering this week. On the season, Fields has hit 19 doubles, two triples and six home runs. He's driven in31 runs and has stolen two bases in 68 games. In a road game last week against the Iowa Cubs in Des Moines, Iowa, the 6-2, 220-pound Fields played a major role in an Isotope win. He was 4-for-5 and drove in one run. He hit a double and homered in the win. Fields just missed earning a spot on the Los Angeles Dodgers' roster at the end of spring train- ing. He's trying to increase his chances to be called up while playing for LA's AAA team. XXX There will be plenty of golf, food and auction items available Friday when the Pioneer Booster Club hosts the 22 "d annual Pioneer Playday Golf Tournament at the Stillwater Country Club. It is the booster club's main fundraiser and it helps support all sports at Stillwater High School and the junior high. More than $63,000 was used to handle coaches' request for their teams last season, items that normally wouldn't fit into the small budgets. The requests included uniforms, equipment purchases and travel expenses. Format for the 1 8-hole golf outing is a four-man scramble with tearras able to tee off at either 8:30 a.rn. or 1:30 p.m. , lunch for the players is included. Each 18-hole round was limited to 20 teams. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. there will be a cookout at the course. At that time, players will be able to bid on a wide variety of silent auction items, including autographed iternts, gift certificates and travel opportunities. All Pioneer fans are encouraged to attend during that time to purchase a ham- burger and become a part of the silent auction THIS SPACE FOR RENT (405) 547-2411 "Now That's A Pizza Coupon!" Present This Coupon For $2.00 OFF ANY LARGE PIZZA One coupon per customer per visit. One pizza per coupon. Not valid with other discounts. Higihway3 Perkins 547-2456 C*""'ry C, mF, r, HEATING & AIRCONDITIONING. INC. Quality Sales and Service David kara, President www.countrycomfort-hvac.com RO, Box 254. Perkins 547-5046 License #0204 PaynVOU Can e Bank on Us! 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