As big as the victory was for North, all bets are off when they meet Westmoore for the second game in the series tonight, a 7 p.m. contest the T-Wolves will have to play on the road. Because North won by just one run, tiebreak math dictates that tonight’s contest will amount to a district title game.
North and Westmoore both entered the contest 12-0, and North now holds a one-game after staying undefeated. But the first tiebreaker is run differential, which means if North loses by just one run the two teams would again be tied at the top. In that case, the winner is determined by the latest result, which will be determined tonight.
While both teams are guaranteed to host a regional, North’s goal all season has been to win the district. That makes tonight’s contest a must-win.
“Winning district means more to these guys than everything else this season,” Aylor said after the game. “I hope tonight will give them more confidence, and I hope they get it done and end the season with a victory on the road to win the district. They’ve worked hard, and they deserve it.”
Norman High 8, Sand Springs 6: It was the final home game for the Tigers’ seniors, and they made it a night to remember.
Dax Marley led the way with four RBIs in his final contest at NHS, while senior Sam Richison also added three more for the Tigers in a 8-6 victory over Sand Springs in a wild game that came down to the final inning.
NHS (18-11) built a big lead early, only to watch Sand Springs chip away as the game went on. NHS led 8-2 through five innings but Sand Springs stormed back to add a pair in the sixth and two more in the seventh before the Tigers finally closed out the game and their fourth district victory of the season.