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High school baseball: Small East shuts out West in OBCA All-State game

Oktaha’s Austin Mann reared back and crushed a two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning for the first run of the game.

As he ran towards first base, he watched as it sailed over the left-field fence.

“I knew it was gone when I hit it," Mann said. "It was a good pitch but he just left it a little bit in. I just didn’t miss it.”

The East bested the West 4-0 in the Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association All-State game at the Bricktown Ballpark on Saturday evening. 

Roff's Brady Bennedict and Asher's Patch Hamilton marked RBI's for the East but Mann’s home run would be all the team needed as the bullpen pitched a shutout. 

Silo’s Carson Atwood, an Oklahoma signee, Asher’s Trevor Martin, an Oklahoma State signee and Calera’s Dillion Bumgarner made appearances on the mound for the East. The trio allowed just four hits and combined for 10 strikeouts.

Leedey's Parker Ward shined for the West. He recorded a double and an infield single. Fort Cobb-Broxton’s Brennan Phy and Navajo’s Airen Josefy also slapped a pair of singles for the West. 

Mann was named the Most Valuable Player of the Small All-State game. He will play at Seminole State this season. 


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Silo pitcher Carson Atwood pitches against Dale during the class A Fall Baseball Championship game at the Bricktown Ballpark on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman.

Silo pitcher Carson Atwood pitches against Dale during the class A Fall Baseball Championship game at the Bricktown Ballpark on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman.

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James Jackson

James D. Jackson joined The Oklahoman in January 2020 to cover high school sports. He a University of Central Oklahoma graduate. During his time at UCO, James served as a sports reporter and Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper, The Vista.... Read more ›

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