Cougars shut out Wolverines

Ada pitcher Trey Havens pitched the final two shutout innings to close the door on the Cougars’ 4-0 win at Holdenville last Friday. Ada returns home at 4:30 p.m. today versus Plainview.

HOLDENVILLE – Three Ada hurlers – Jerrett Ellis, Tovan Thomsen and Trey Havens – combined for a four-hit shutout Friday as the Cougars upended the host Holdenville Wolverines 4-0 on Friday.

Ada improved to 16-9 on the season, while Holdenville dropped to 8-10.

Ellis worked the first three innings for the win as he surrendered just two hits and no walks while striking out four. Thomsen pitched the fourth and fifth innings and allowed only one hit and no walks while striking out four and Havens threw the final two frames, giving up only one hit and no walks while fanning a pair.

Each team finished with just four hits as three of the four Ada runs occurred directly off errors.

The Cougars tallied two in the second inning as Zac Carroll’s RBI groundout scored Trel Moore while an error off a grounder by Jalen Grahan, plated Patrick Tims.

Ada’s third run came in the third as Ellis raced home off a ball hit by Moore which led to another error.

Then in the fifth inning, Tims’ground ball, which led to an error, scored Jackson McFarlane for the final run of the contest.

Carroll and Tims each finished 1-for-3.

Holdenville committed four errors in the game and Ada had three.

Ada was at Plainview Monday and hosts Plainview at 4:30 p.m. today for a pair of District 4A-3 matchups.

The Cougars meet Pauls Valley at 4 p.m. Thursday in the first round of the 2018 Heart of Oklahoma Tournament in Purcell.

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Jeff Cali has been covering sports in the Ada area since the mid-90s. He graduated from Byng High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from East Central University.