BIXBY — Ada’s offense continued to put up big numbers, and the Cougars extended their winning streak to four with a sweep of their two games Thursday in the Bixby Tournament.

Chad Palmer and Dillon Phillips combined on a four-hitter and Ada rode a 12-hit attack to a 19-0 thumping of Coweta to start the day, then Palmer also got the victory in relief of starter Willy Gould in Game 2 as the Cougars routed Metro Christian 11-3.

“Chad threw well,” Ada coach Ronny Johns said. “Willy’s arm got kinda sore, so we put Chad back in, and he threw the ball well again.”

Thursday’s two victories improved Ada’s season record to 8-5 heading into this morning’s contest with Glenpool at 11 a.m. A victory will give the Cougars the top spot in their pool and send them into Saturday’s (4 p.m.) championship game in the pool play event.

Ada 19, Coweta 0

Chase Sanders went two-for-two with three RBIs, and his two-run single highlighted a three-run first inning that gave Palmer all the run support he needed.

Ada blew the game open with eight runs in a second inning that included a two-run single by Philip Tweedy (who finished with three runs scored and three RBIs), and the Cougars wrapped up their scoring explosion with eight more runs in a fourth inning that featured Ty Gower’s two-run triple.

Josh Balch went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs, Clint Bowker scored four times, and Gower had two runs and three RBIs in the win for the 14th-ranked (5A) Cougars.

Ada 11, Metro Christian 3

The Cougars spotted Metro a 2-0 lead after three innings but roared back with a five-run rally in the top of the fourth.

Palmer was hit by a pitch to force in the first run of the inning (which featured two Metro errors), Balch and Tweedy both walked to force home runs, and Gower capped the outburst with a two-run double

Metro cut the lead to 5-3 with a run in the bottom of the fourth, then Ada put the game away with six runs in the sixth.

Leach walked and Balch doubled leading off the inning, then Tweedy singled home Leach, Bowker was hit by a pitch to load the bases, and Sanders singled home a run and Gower doubled home two more.

Palmer (3-0) relieved Gould to start the fourth and allowed one run over the final four innings, and Gower and Balch combined for five of Ada’s eight hits, four runs and two RBIs in the win.

“We’ve swung it well the past few games,” Johns said. “Our kids have worked hard, and it’s paying off.”

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