Sunday, June 26, 2011

Pictured:  laying down (bat boy) Mitch Grantham
Kneeling (left to right): Austin Lilly, Keaton McDaniel, Dan Merrill, Nate Raper, Sam Replogle, Ben Replogle, Matt Merrill
Standing (left to right): Coach Darron Replogle, Josiah Lynn, Logan Stolz, Aaron Field, Will Grantham, Pat Castleberry, Coach Gene Lilly, Caleb Raper, Coach Greg Lynn and Coach Rick Castleberry

The NOAH 13U team traveled to Cedar Hill, Texas to compete in the 14 and under Class A World Series on June 23-26.  The first day of activities was the skills and drills competition.  Josiah Lynn finished 2nd place in the accuracy throw from centerfield to home plate.  Caleb Raper finished in 3rd place in the velocity throw.  Caleb was clocked at 67 mph.  The winner was clocked at 69 mph, second place was 68 mph. Austin Lilly, Will Grantham, Ben Replogle, Pat Castleberry, Keaton McDaniel and Matt Merrill finished in 3rd place in the Around the Horn competition.  The day ended with a parade for all teams.

The Jags started pool play on Thursday against Texas 14A State Champion White Settlement, TX Express.  It was a close game 6-4 until the Express broke open the game to win 14-4.  In the second pool play game, the Jags were outdueled 4-2 by the White Settlemen, TX Dodgers. The Jags last pool game was on Friday against Red Oak, Texas, the defending 13U 2010 World Series Champion.  The Jags battled the whole game and with the game tied 8-8 with two outs, Josiah Lynn knocked in Austin Lilly with an RBI double to win the game.  The Jags and Red Oak battled again the next day in double elimination bracket play.  The Jags jumped out early and coasted to an 11-2 win over Red Oak.  The Jags then played the undefeated #1 seed White Settlement, TX Mets.  The Jags scored 5 runs in the first inning and took an 8-3 lead.  The Mets battled back to within 8-6.  The Mets then scored 4 runs to take a 10-8 lead into the last inning.  With 2 outs, Logan Stolz hit an RBI single to score Aaron Field.  Caleb Raper hit an RBI double to score Stolz to tie the game.  Pat Castleberry hit a sharp grounder to second baseman who bobbled and made a low throw to first not in time for the out to allow Raper to score the go ahead run.  Matt Merrill pitched the bottom half of the inning striking out 3 of the 4 batters faced to shut down the Mets.

The Jags faced the #2 seed Express in the winner's bracket game.  The Jags jumped out early 3-0 but the Express roared back and won the game 11-3 in six innings.  The Mets battled back through the loser's bracket to take on the Jags for a chance to play the Express in the Championship.  The Jags held a 2-1 lead through three innings.  A few miscues in the field lead to 7 runs of which only 3 were earned.  The Mets held on to win 8-3.  The 13U Jags finished in 3rd place in the 14U Class A World Series.  The Jags held their own against bigger and older competition.  Good job Jags!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Oklahoma State Championships - FINAL Update

The 12U, 13U and 14U baseball teams competed in the Oklahoma USSSA State Championships over the weekend.  The teams battled top teams across the state in hot and windy temperatures over a 3-day period.  The 12U and 13U both played in the Championship game in their age group.

The 12U team was seeded #14 out of 17 teams and swept through the brackets knocking off the #3-seed Pryor, #6-seed Sand Springs, #1-seed SS Sox and beat the #2-seed Mannford Pirates twice to capture the 12U Oklahoma State Championship!

 Pictured: (bottom row) Jono Harrington, Joey Redenuis, Nate Raper, Dan Merrill, Drew Dillingham, Kirk Shiew
 (back row) Sam Replogle, Justin Taylor, Evan Jacoby and Nano Moss
Coaches Mark Raper, Rod Merrill, Ron Harrington and Randy Jacoby

The 13U team went in the State Tournament as the #4-seed.  They beat the #5-seed Muskogee and the #1-seed Stillwater and then lost to #7-seed Yukon.  They then played the #5-seed Muskogee again and beat them 10-2 for a shot in the championship game against Yukon.  Yukon beat the Jags10-5 in the finals.  The Jags finished as 13U Oklahoma State Runner-ups.

Pictured: (bottom row) Pat Castleberry, Aaron Field, Will Grantham, Caleb Raper, Logan Stolz, Cody Dillingham

(back row) Austin Lilly, Keaton McDaniel, Matt Merrill, Ben Replogle and Josiah Lynn
Coaches Darron Replogle, Gene Lilly, Rick Castleberry and Greg Lynn

The 14u team lost both games in the tournament and finished 0-2.

The Jags are building a solid foundation for the future.  Way to go Jags!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Jr High Teams Compete in State Tournament

NOAH junior high baseball teams compete in the USSSA Oklahoma State Tournament this coming weekend.  To follow the teams click on the links below.

The 14U team first game is Friday at Bixby Bentley Park at 3 p.m. vs Wagoner

The 13U team first game is Friday at Jenks at 9 p.m. vs Muskogee

The 12U team first game is Friday at Sand Springs at 4 p.m. vs Pryor

Go Jags!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

10U Jags Crowned Champions

Pictured (left to right):
bottom row: Solid Penrod, Will Faust, Moses Davis, Naman Cook and Beej Moss
second row: Seth Collingsworth, Mitch Grantham, Gabe Wunsch and Joe Donegan
Coaches Randie Grantham, Chris Wunsch and Andrew Moss

The 10U team recently finished in first place in league play with a 11-3-1 record. The team played in the post season tournament during the week of June 6-9 at Indian Springs. The Jags won their first two pool games beating the BA Marlins 13-11 and Cedar Ridge Rangers 15-6. In the bracket play, they beat the BA Titans 10-8. In the semi-finals, the Jags beat the BA Colt .45s 5-4. For the Championship, they beat the BA Outlaws 11-3. Joe Donegan hit 3 home-runs over the fence in the tournament.

The 10U finished the season 19-3-1 led by coaches Andrew Moss, Randie Grantham and Chris Wunsch.

Way to go JAGS!

Monday, June 6, 2011

High School Tryouts - June 11th

NOAH Baseball will be holding tryouts for the 2011/2012 High School Varsity and JV team on Saturday, June 11th at 1:30 p.m. at the NOAH practice fields on 83rd and 129th east avenue. Eligible players must be homeschool to participate. Current year players must attend the tryouts. Please wear baseball attire. Be at the field for warm-ups by 1:00 p.m.

Players that make the high school team will begin summer work-out program leading into a fall program.

If you can not make the tryouts this Saturday and want a shot to make the team, you need to call Coach Blake ASAP.

For further information, please contact Coach Ray Blake at or by phone at 918-527-9530.

Go Jags!

Ray Blake
NOAH Jaguars Baseball
Varsity - Head Coach