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Wolves Split Four Game Home Stand

JUNIOR. Trey Melton and the Wolves saw two wins and two losses last week at home. Davis will play in the Kingston tournament starting Thursday going through Saturday.

By Jeff Mapes

Davis baseball went even last week in its four-game home stretch. The Wolves started with a run-rule victory over Velma-Alma and finished with a win against Pauls Valley in extra innings. Sandwiched in-between were two straight losses to Latta and Coalgate.
The Wolves remain 19th in the latest Class 2A rankings with a 6-5 record. Davis visited Latta on April 2 and will open the Kingston Tournament April 4 with Ada at 3:30.
Wolves 13 VA 5 (5)
Davis scored in every inning on March 25. The Wolves belted 13 hits and responded every time VA scored.
The Wolves jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning. VA cut the lead to 3-1 in the second.
Davis answered that same inning, pushing the margin to 5-1. Gage Coppenbarger grounded out, scoring one and Brenden Rawls hit an RBI-double.
The Comets trimmed the lead to 5-2 in the third. Dawson Fetty’s first homerun of the season extended the lead to 7-2.
Both teams scored two runs in the fourth. Fetty’s two-run double in the frame handed Davis a 9-4 cushion.
VA scored a run in the fifth, but the Wolves secured the run-rule with four runs. Rawls hit an RBI-double and Landon Gibson had an RBI-single.
“I thought our kids started fast and played pretty clean defensively,” head coach Trey Owens said. “We got on them quick on the offensive side. Everybody had quality at-bats and stayed the course the whole time.”
Trey Melton went 3-3 with three runs scored. Rawls was 2-2 with two RBIs. Spencer Clinton hit 2-3 with three runs and two RBIs and Fetty went 2-4 with four RBIs.
Coppenbarger worked into the fourth. The sophomore allowed four runs on nine hits.
Latta 11 Wolves 4
Davis hosted the seventh-ranked Panthers on March 26 and were tied 1-1 after the first. Melton led off with a double and scored on Rawls’ RBI-single.
Latta widened the lead to 8-1 with two in the second and five in the third. Davis cut the deficit with three runs in the fourth. Melton had an RBI-single and Coppenbarger hit a two-run single.
Davis had eight hits and earned four walks. Melton and Rawls both went 2-3 with an RBI.
“Obviously, they’re good,” Coach Owens said. “Fall-Spring baseball school they can all hit the ball really well. We helped them out some with a few errors. We had some untimely hits.” and allowed eight runs on six hits. Melton and Rawls pitched two innings each.
Coalgate 3 Wolves 1
This game was not on the schedule but was added and played March 28. It was scoreless for the first five innings. Davis did not register a hit until Maverick Alexander’s single in the third.
Davis broke the tie with a run in the sixth. Rawls singled and scored on Owens’ RBI-double.
Coalgate rallied with three runs in the seventh. The Wildcats tied the game with a walk and an RBI-single then took the lead with a two-run triple.
Davis loaded the bases in the seventh but suffered back-to-back strikeouts.
“Quality team,” Coach Owens said of the Wildcats. “They’re solid, they can play and they’re scrappy. We thought we had them there and once they started rolling, they had some very good hits.”
Coppenbarger and Melton were 2-4. Owens went 2-3. Melton started and allowed three runs on six hits and three walks.
Wolves 6 Pauls Valley 5 (8)
Davis ended the week on March 29 with a walk-off win over the Panthers. The game was close throughout with the largest lead being two runs.
Fetty’s RBI-single in the first put the Wolves up 1-0. PV tied it with a run in the third.
Davis went ahead 2-1 in the third. Pauls Valley regained the lead with three runs in the fifth.
Trailing 5-3 in the seventh, the Wolves rallied to send the game into extra innings. Melton and Fetty singled and scored on an error and a ground out.
Davis loaded the bases in the eighth. Gibson scored the winning run when Rawls was hit by a pitch.
“It was the end of a long week and I think our kids were a little bit tired,” Coach Owens said. “We did not play very well. It was ugly but we found a way to win in the end.”
Melton and Fetty were 2-3 with a combined three runs. Rawls was also credited with three RBIS.
Coppenbarger left in the fifth after allowing four runs on eight hits. Jaxon Wright relieved and surrendered a run with a walk and three strikeouts.

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