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Oran's Cookson drives in winning run in bottom of seventh to beat Chaffee

Friday, May 9, 2003

ORAN -- Tyler Cookson drove in the go-ahead run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, leading Oran to a 4-3 victory over Chaffee on Thursday.

With the score tied 3-3, Ryne Wood reached base with a one-out double. Trey Graviett flew out to center for the second out, then Cookson laced a 1-0 pitch to the gap in right center to score Wood and end the game.

"It was a very well-played game," said Chaffee coach Brian Horrell. "It was a very tight ballgame all the way down to the very last pitch. I was very pleased with our effort."

Trey Graviett picked up the win. In seven innings of work, he allowed no earned runs on five hits and two walks. He recorded eight strikeouts.

The Eagles saw home runs from Nathan Seyer and Tyler Nelson. Garrett Roslen and Wood both provided doubles in the win.

Graviett was 2-for-4. Other hits came from Cookson, Garrett Roslen and Patrick Friga.

Chaffee's Zac Horman was charged with the loss. In 6 2/3 innings, he allowed three earned runs on eight hits and two walks. He finished with five strikeouts.

At the plate, Sam Burnett was 3-for-3 with three RBIs and James Reischman was 2-for-4 with a double. Horman was 1-for-3.

"We can take a lot of positives out of this," said Horrell. "We had a lot of opportunities during the game, we just couldn't cash in with the big hit."

Oran (13-2) will host Dexter today at 4 p.m. Chaffee (9-10) will host East Prairie on Tuesday.

ORAN -- Seeds were released for the Class 1, District 2 baseball tournament on Thursday.

As expected, Oran picked up the top seed. Chaffee came in at No. 2, followed by Bell City at No. 3, Advance at No. 4, Bernie at No. 6, Delta at No. 6, and Scott County Central at No. 7.

The tournament will start May 19 and run through May 22. In the first round, Advance will face Bernie at noon.

Chaffee will play Scott Central at 2 p.m., followed by Bell City versus Delta at 4 p.m.

All games will be played at Oran.