Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Former NOAH Standout signs with Emporia State

Parker McDaniel, 2009 NOAH graduate, has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Emporia State University located in Emporia, Kansas.  The Hornets program is a member of NCAA Division 2.

Parker has spent the last two years at Kansas City Kansas Community College. The right handed pitcher went 4-3 last season with a 3.74 earned run average and 35 strikeouts.

Parker is the son of Lannie and Sheree McDaniel of Broken Arrow. He has three siblings, Lauren, Sayre and Keaton.

Go Hornets! Go Jags!

Friday, July 13, 2012

14U Jags place 5th at World Series

14U Jaguars:
Kneeling: Ben Replogle, Keaton McDaniel, Evan Jacoby, Cody Dillingham, Austin Lilly, Josiah Lynn, Coleton Davis
Standing: Coach Darron Replogle, Coach Randy Jacoby, Brady Heaps, Daniel O'Connor, Caleb Raper, Matt Merrill, Will Grantham, Coach Gene Lilly, Logan Stolz, Coach Rick Castleberry, Pat Castleberry, Coach Greg Lynn

The 14U Jaguars competed in the USSSA 14U AA World Series in Broken Arrow, OK during the week of July 7-11. The events started off with the team skills competition on Saturday night.  The Jaguars were well represented.  Team members Pat Castleberry, Cody Dillingham, Evan Jacoby, Austin Lilly, Matt Merrill and Ben Replogle won the Around the Horn competition by completing their throws in 10.07 seconds.  The base relay team of Coleton Davis, Josiah Lynn, Caleb Raper and Logan Stolz finished in 3rd place with a time of 16.5 seconds.  Will Grantham, Brady Heaps and Daniel O'Connor competed in the Player's HR Derby.  Randy Jacoby and Shane Davis competed in the Dad's HR Derby.  Terri Jacoby and Angie Davis competed in the Mom's HR Derby. Broken Arrow Baseball Association did a good job with the events and the catered in Rib Crib BBQ.

Around the Horn Champions: Ben Replogle, Evan Jacoby and Cody Dillingham; Matt Merrill, Austin Lilly and Pat Castleberry

The Jags finished their pool play schedule with 2 ties. On Monday, they opened bracket play by beating the Claremore Express 10-7.  Jags lost the second round to the Warner Storm 11-2 which put them into the loser's bracket which meant they had to win six games to get to the finals.  On Tuesday,  Jags beat the OKC Bulldogs 4-3 in 7 innings in the 8 a.m. game.  Then beat the Broken Arrow Pirates 10-2.  Logan Stolz threw a no-hitter as the Jags run-ruled the Claremore Express 15-0 in the third game of the day which set up a show down with the Broken Arrow Venom (Ok State Champ) in the 8 p.m. game.  It was pitcher's duel through five innings as the Venom held onto a 1-0 lead.  Venom added 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to win the game 4-0 eliminating the Jags from the tournament.  The Jags finished the tournament with a 4 wins 2 losses and 2 ties for a 5th place finish.  Overall, we played good baseball.

The 14U team finished the season with 21 wins 20 losses and 4 ties.  Go Jags!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

12U Jags take 3rd Place in Oklahoma State Championship

Team Members: 
Kneeling, Sam Replogle, Benjamin Moss, Justin Taylor, Elton Ashcraft, Nathanael Raper
Standing: Drew Dillingham, Dan Merrill, Micah Floyd, Ethan Kelly, Kirk Shiew (not pictured Ian Brandenburg)
Coaches: Andrew Moss, Rod Merrill, Brian Kelly, Mark Raper

The 12U Jaguars team recently competed in the USSSA 12U Oklahoma State Tournament in Sand Springs, Ok.  The Jaguars entered the 16-team tournament as a 13-seed.  Jags won their first two games before suffering their first loss to the eventual State Champion.  The Jags then had to win four games in the loser's brackets to get to the finals. Jags never quit attitude propelled them to three straight wins before losing in a heart breaker as the opposing team beat the Jags by 1 run in the last inning to reach the finals. Coaches Mark Raper, Brian Kelly, Rod Merrill and Andrew Moss did a great job of coaching the boys and were pleased with the player's resiliency to battle all weekend.  

The team also finished in 2nd place in the Broken Arrow Competitive League. The 12U team finished the season with an overall record of 16 Wins 16 Losses 2 Ties.