Bartlesville High School baseball team splits Friday games

The Bartlesville High baseball team’s most remarkable winning streak in more than six years ended Friday night in a tough loss.

Sand Springs High pinched the Bruins, 6-1, in the final game of the Bruin Classic at Rigdon Field in Doenges Stadium.

The victorious Sandites jumped at Gabe Glenn’s bat (two doubles, three RBIs) to stop Bartlesville’s five-game winning skein.

But, the Bartlesville players – who are guided by third-year skipper Cody Price – could still look back with a smile on the previous week.

First, they became just the second Bruin team since before 2017 to win five straight (the 2019 team won 10 in a row).

Second, this year’s team is the only Bruins team since before 2017 to score double-digit points in five consecutive games.

Earlier Friday, Bartlesville slammed Sapulpa High, 10-2, in what would cap off the stupendous streak.

Beginning with a 14-1 victory last week over Hugo High (Alabama) in a spring break tournament in Alabama, Bartlesville has amassed 58 points in five games, an average of 11.6 per game.

But, the Bruin bats — or at least the scoring offense — went cold against Sandite pitcher Kayden Campbell, who threw for a seven hit with two strikeouts and two walks.

Next, the Bruins will host at 6 p.m. Tuesday night at Muskogee High.

Below are more details on Friday’s contests and recent Bruin Jayvee action.

Bartlesville 10, Sapulpa 2

The Bruins earned Price’s 35th career win with that program.

Senior Harrison Clark microwaved Sapulpa’s pitch with a double, two singles, an RBI and a run scored.

Bartlesville High's Brendan Asher follows a pop fly during college baseball action May 25 on Rigdon Field at Bill Doenges Memorial Stadium.  Bartlesville earned its fifth consecutive win.

Eric Olenberger added a single and two RBIs, Aidan Silva doubled and scored a run, and Zeb Henry, Mason Moody and Brendan Asher each contributed an RBI.

Plunged by a throw, Bradee Rigdon scored a point.

Silva and Henry each scored two runs — six other Bruins crossed home plate once.

Responding to the trumpet’s call to action, Bruins pitcher Carson Leach threw a full game four while walking two and striking out four. Leach only needed 61 slots.

Sapulpa 6, Bartlesville 1

Nik Johnson suffered the loss of the mound by misfortune. He dialed in with an edgy performance, working 5.2 innings, with a 93 pitch tally, scattering seven hits and giving up only two earned runs (one unearned). He also walked four and breathed three.

Zeb Henry finished the last 1.1 innings.

Bartlesville’s offense produced a respectable seven hits, led by Rigdon and Asher with two singles each and Henry with a double. Asher also dropped a sacrifice bunt.

Luke Fox drove Davis Chancellor for the Bartlesville race.

The Bruins put the game aside seven points behind.

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Bartlesville faced the agony of a narrow loss in weekend losses to Sapulpa.

Sapulpa scored late in both games – one decided by forfeit – to win, 5-4, 6-5.

In the 5-4 loss, Colton Hainzinger, Damien Niko, Kaden Romesburg and Hunter Shea each doubled for the Bruins.

Shea and Hainzinger had two and one points respectively.

The Bruins swept seven goals in nine tries — Jaxon Zaun and Grant Clark both stole two sacks without getting caught.

Easton Olenberger and Romesburg take turns launching Bartlesville.

Sapulpa and Bartlesville struggled through a pendulum pattern – Sapulpa got up, 4-0, but Bartlesville took a fourth-inning lead, 5-4.

Sapulpa responded with two runs late in the last inning (fifth) on base-laden back-to-back RBI singles.

Before the Bruins, Grant Foote and Niko each doubled. Foote also stole three bases.

Zaun, Shea and Junior Earnhart shared pitching duties for Bartlesville.

Shea K’d three in two runs.

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