Indians' strong start stunts Cougars

Apr. 18—OKMULGEE — The Sequoyah Indians opened the Bi-District Tournament with a big win over the Keys Cougars.

SHS took the opening game with a 14-1 win on Thursday, April 18 over the Cougars. A strong first two innings opened the doors for the Indians.

After a one-out walk in the first inning, a triple from Crayton Sapp opened the door for the Indians' first run. Another single from Brody Young put the Indians up 2-0. Errors got in the way and the Cougars gave up the next run in the inning. Back-to-back base hits from Bryce Hurd and Hayden Stewart put the Indians up 5-0. A passed ball brought in Hurd to cap off the big first inning from SHS.

After a quick inning on defense, the Indians were back to the plate, looking to inflict more damage. A walk, single and single added to SHS' bottom line. Young drove in his second runner with a sacrifice fly. KHS picked up a pop-out after the sac fly to nearly get out of the inning down just 7-0.

SHS found their footing and picked up seven runs with two outs. Stewart 2 runners batted in with a single to right field. Back-to-back singles and an error quickly put the Indians up 13-0. A double from Sapp closed the door on the strong rally.

With two outs, the Cougars picked up their first run of the game. Jett Kimble hit a single up the middle to make the score 14-1. But it was too little, too late as the Indians took the win 14-1 via run rule.

Young and Hurd led the way with 2 RBI each.

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