Wolves prep for post-season push

Applying the tag. Davis third baseman Gavin Moore applies a tag on a Sulphur baserunner stretching for third base on Monday. Davis fell to the Bulldogs in its final regular season game with a home match-up against Coalgate on Friday in the District Tournament.

The Davis baseball team nearly pulled off a thrilling upset at Kingston on April 19. Instead, they fell to the Indians two days in-a-row in a pair of district games. Then on Monday, the Wolves lost to Sulphur at home in the finale game before the post-season begins on Friday.
Kingston 9, Davis 8
Twice in the game, the Wolves showed grit, coming from behind to take the lead over Kingston in the Monday matchup. The home team came up with two clutch, two-out hits and drove in four runs in the bottom of the first inning.
Then in the third, Davis was patient at the plate, squeezing a pair of hits in between five walks to score five runs and take the lead.
Raydyn Amos added another run in the fifth. He drew a leadoff walk and then went from first to third on a bunt by Jake Parker. Amos then scored on a groundout by Jeston Idleman to make it 6-4.
Kingston responded in the bottom of the fifth. The Indians added two hits to two walks and two Davis errors. They racked up four more runs and took the lead again, 8-6.
Again, however, the Wolves were resilient. In the top of the sixth back-to-back singles by Colin Dulaney and Cody Caraway keyed a two-run rally with Dulaney scoring the game tying run.
Unfortunately for the Wolves, Kingston would break that tie with the game winning run in the bottom of the seventh on a wild pitch.
Dulaney hung tough on the mound for Davis, which committed five errors in the game. He went all seven innings with just three walks in the game for the Wolves.
He also went 2-for-3 at the plate, reaching base four times on the day and scoring twice. Cody Caraway also had a multi-hit game for Davis.
Kingston 14, Davis 0
The Tuesday home game for Davis saw a dominant pitching performance from the Indian hurler. He held the Wolves to just one hit in the game, while his team racked up 12 hits and pushed across 14 runs for the win.
Sulphur 8, Davis 2
After games scheduled for Friday in Ardmore were canceled due to rain, Davis hosted Sulphur on Monday in its final tune-up before Districts on Friday.
Dulaney started on the mound for Davis, one of several pitchers to see action getting ready for Districts on Friday. His day was cut short after a grueling first inning which may have been the biggest pitch count of any inning this season.
Sulphur only scored three runs, but stranded the bases loaded, batting around the lineup in the process. The Bulldogs also fouled off a boatload of pitches, running up Dulaney’s total in the first.
The visitors led 4-2 when Davis came to the plate in the bottom of the second.
The Wolves scored two runs in the inning and then had the bases loaded with no outs, looking to add on. Unfortunately, the next three batters got out without pushing a run across the plate, ending the best chance Davis had in the game to take the lead.
Sulphur went on to score four more runs and take the game. With the loss, Davis fell to 15-11 on the season.
The Wolves are set to host Coalgate for Districts on Friday at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. If each team wins a game, they will play the rubber-match on Saturday at noon.

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