Originally Published: May 8, 2010 7:24 PM CDT
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Roff Tigers claimed their second baseball state championship of the season, after knocking off the Red Oak Eagles 1-0 in the two squad’s fifth-consecutive meeting in Class B state title games.
The game remained scoreless until the first pitch of the bottom of the fourth when Blake Logan hit a home run to center field.
Senior pitcher Brendan McCurry kept the Tigers in control, pitching a complete-game shutout, while giving up just three hits and striking out 13.
“Everything was working pretty good for me,” said McCurry. “I knew they were going to come out ready to play.”
Red Oak junior pitcher Mason Crenshaw battled as well, giving up just one earned run on eight hits in his six innings of service.
“Both guys were good,” said Roff head coach Ead Simon. “On that stage, the way they threw, it was impressive.”
The Eagles’ biggest threat came in the top of the sixth, with two on and two outs and catcher Dakota Knight at the plate. McCurry pitched his way out of the jam to end the threat and collect his 10th strikeout of the game.
With this state title, the Roff Tigers become the first team to win both the fall and spring baseball titles and a boy’s basketball Gold Ball in the same school year. The Asher Tigers won all three in 1981 - the same calendar year - but not the same school year.
“It’s amazing. Like nothing I’ve ever felt before, and with it being a close game like that made it even better” said senior Dayne Parker.