Moore — In a tune-up game in preparation for Class 4A regional play, the Ada Cougars, plagued by eight errors, dropped a 13-5 decision to host Southmoore on Monday.
Ada jumped out to a 4-0 advantage in the top of the first, but surrendered four in the bottom half of that frame, before giving up two more in the second, four in the third, two in the fourth and one in the fifth to end it on the run-rule.
The Cougars used four pitchers in the game as their first reliever Reid Kinder was tagged with the loss. Kinder, along with starter Micah Simmer and two other relievers Clayton Henry and Jake Boone allowed only three earned runs on the night.
Ada actually out-hit Southmoore, 8-6, as Kinder and Colton Blankenship led the way with two hits apiece. Kinder went 2-for-2 with a double, two runs batted in and a run scored while Blankenship was 2-for-3 with one RBI. Simmer also drove in a run by going 1-for-2 with one RBI and a run scored.
The Cougars’ quick start began when Scott Johnson singled with two outs and Simmer delivered an RBI double for the 1-0 advantage. Walker Whitworth followed with a single and Kinder came through with his two-run double for a 3-0 lead. Blankenship then had his run-scoring single to make it 4-0.
Ada’s only other run came in the third when Simmer reached on an error and ultimately scored off a passed ball.
The Cougars will face Broken Bow at 1 p.m. on Thursday in a four-team Class 4A regional at Byng. Host Byng and Poteau will meet in the other first-round game at 11 a.m.
Monday, May 5
Southmoore 13, Ada 5
ADA 401 00 — 5 8 8
S.MOORE 424 21 — 13 6 3
Micah Simmer, Reid Kinder (2), Clayton Henry (4), Jake Boone (5) and Garrett Beam; Jaronek, Bievns (4), Filipski (5) and Brannon. WP – Jaronek. LP – Kinder. 3B – Ledbetter (S). 2B – Simmer, Kinder (A). HL – Kinder 2-2, 2 RBIs, 1 RS; Colton Blankesnhip 2-3, 1 RBI; Simmer 1-2, 1 RBI, 1 RS; Walker Whitworth 1-3, 1 RS; Scott Johnson 1-3, 1 RS; Jake Boone 1-3 (A). Ledbetter 1-2, 3 RBIs, 3 RS; Brannon 1-2, 1 RBI, 1 RS; Speegle 1-2, 2 RS; Gaughan 1-1, 1 RS; Schein 1-3, 1 RBI; Rodriguez 1-3, 1 RBI (S).