Owasso Baseball Bidding For Three-Straight Titles


Monday, April 20th 2009, 6:08 pm
By: News On 6


By Kyle Dierking, NewsOn6.com

OWASSO, OK -- The dog piles have been piling up for Owasso baseball. They've taken the last two 6A championships. Twice is certainly nice, but it's the third time they want to charm.

"We have pressure, but you don't have pressure because we've been winning so much," said senior pitcher Brandon Bargas. "To me, we already have it. We just have to go out there and do it."

The Rams have won back-to-back state titles two other times, but they haven't been able to produce a three-peat. No 6A team's ever done it and the last school to win three-straight was Class 2A Latta back in 2005.

"Haven't been able to do it in the past and hopefully this will be the time that works out for us," said Owasso coach Larry Turner. "It's very difficult. There's a lot of good teams out there, but we'd like to be there playing for it at the end to at least have that opportunity."

Unlike previous title teams, Owasso's gone from big bats to small ball - spearheaded by senior's Brandon Bargas and Austin Kirk.

"We're doing it well - defense, small ball, pitching - that's why we're winning our games," Kirk said.

The pair has been pitching Owasso to victories this season and both are signed on to play at OU next season.

"We've always been together and there for each other," Bargas said. "We've always been the one-two duo."

And now they're looking for the third addition to their one-two punch.

"It's something we've been striving for," Kirk said. "I've been waiting for it my whole life."

THREE'S COMPANY
Teams who have won at least three consecutive state baseball championships.

Class 2A
Latta, 2003-05

Class A
Asher, 1986-88
Cameron, 1993-98

Class B
Asher, 1991-94
Asher, 1979-82
Asher, 1970-74
Byng, 1956-58

Source: OSSAA

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