By CRAIG HALL
POTEAU—Heavener had to move its baseball district tournament games against Idabel to Carl Albert State College because the Wolves’ home field was still wet from recent runs.
This was the first time Heavener played at CASC, but it felt like a second home as the Wolves dominated Idabel in both games in capturing the district championship with wins of 15-3 and 16-3.
Heavener advances to next week’s 3A regional tournament at a location to be determined.
The Wolves actually fell behind the Warriors in the first game, 3-1, heading into the bottom of the second inning.
Heavener responded by exploding for seven runs in the second inning and adding eight more in the third frame while holding Idabel scoreless. The game ended after Idabel’s at bat in the fourth inning by run rule.
Leadoff hitter Dillion May was 3-3 with three RBI and three runs scored, including a pair of doubles, while Connor Place hit a double and triple and was 2-2 with two runs and a RBI and Trey Grubbs was 2-2 with two runs and a RBI.
Dillan Stallings was 2-3 with two runs scored and a RBI while Noah Davis was 1-2 with a double and two runs scored.
Corry Duncan went the distance on the mound to pick up the win, striking out eight.
Heavener wasted no time in the second game, scoring 10 runs in the top of the first for a commanding lead. The Wolves added four more runs in the second and a single run in both the third and fourth innings.
Grubbs capped off a perfect day at the plate by going 3-3 with four RBI and two runs scored while Davis was 3-3 with three runs, one RBI and a double. May also had a double and went 2-4 with three runs scored and two RBI while Stallings doubled and went 2-4 with two runs and a RBI and also made the play of the day from his catcher’s position by making a diving catch of a foul ball.
Grant Shipman was the winning pitcher and went 1-2 with a double, one RBI and a run scored.