High school baseball: Oklahoma City-area players to watch in state tournaments
Thursday is a big baseball day around the state.
State tournaments for Class 6A and Class 5A open in the Tulsa area, while Class 3A and Class 2A open in the Oklahoma City area. Class 4A will begin Friday.
Here some OKC-area players to watch at all levels:
Kale Davis, Sr., Westmoore: The Oklahoma State signee is part of the Jaguars’ Big Three with Jace Bohrofen and Chance Westervelt. Westmoore will hit, but Davis will be key on the mound. He’s 9-0 with a 0.41 ERA and he’ll likely match up with Jenks’ Bryce Osmond, another OSU signee, Thursday.
Kaden Marshall, Sr., Deer Creek: The last team in to the tournament, the Antlers have some power behind Marshall in the outfield. The Eastern Oklahoma State signee has 10 home runs and five triples and is batting .327.
Blake Robertson, Sr., Edmond Santa Fe: The Wolves’ corner infielder is headed to OSU. He’s batting .451 with five homers, 37 RBIs and 40 walks. He’s also 12 for 12 stealing bases.
Parker Tipton, Sr., Norman North: One of the Timberwolves’ two ace lefties along with Hollis Huff, Tipton is 7-1 this year, with the lone loss coming thanks to a no-hitter from his opponent. Tipton could start the opener or be held until Friday.
Jacob Ellis, Sr., Piedmont: The Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa signee will start the opener against 2018 runner-up Pryor, and his 5-1 record with a 1.09 ERA and 79 strikeouts are a huge reason why.
Carter LaValley, Sr., Carl Albert: A Seminole State signee, LaValley has had a monster season for the powerful Titans. He’s batting .490 with 21 extra-base hits, 40 RBIs, 53 runs scored, 33 walks and 36 stolen bases.
Ian Daugherty, So., Kingfisher: The Yellowjackets are back for the first time in 10 years behind Daugherty, an OSU commit. He’s the team’s ace at 9-0 with a 0.38 ERA and the team’s top hitter with a .425 average and 17 doubles.
Colby Reed, Sr., Blanchard: Another NOC-Tonkawa signee, Reed has been a steady presence in the Lions’ potent lineup that has led to an undefeated record entering the tournament. He’s batting .495 with 11 doubles, three homers and 45 RBIs.
Devin Orr, Jr. Washington: The Warriors last made state 12 years ago, but they enter ranked No. 3. Orr is batting .365 and has a handful of homers for the balanced squad.
Dylan Weiher, Sr., Jones: The defending champions are back. Weiher, who is going to play football at East Central, leads the way. He’s got three saves and two wins as a reliever and is batting .429 with 10 extra-base hits and 29 RBIs.
Maddox Coulson, Sr., Wellston: The senior has had a power surge while leading Wellston back to state for the first time since 2007. He’s batting .413 with six homers, nine doubles, three triples and 42 RBIs while also stealing 14 bases.
David Salters, Sr., Christian Heritage: A left-hander, Salters has been sparkling on the mound. He’s 7-1 with a 1.97 ERA. In just 46 innings, he’s struck out 68 batters. He’ll be key in a matchup with perennial contender Dale.
Jacob Unruh, Staff writer