Union tops West­moore for ti­tle

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - SPORTS - BY BEN JOHN­SON

— Erick Rey flipped to sec­ond base, and West­moore’s ti­tle drought was a 90-foot throw away from end­ing. Then Brax­ton Bohro­fen’s throw to com­plete the dou­ble play — and nail down the Jaguars’ first cham­pi­onship since 1994 — sailed over Kale Davis’ head.

The er­rant throw al­lowed Union’s Jack Ses­tak to score from sec­ond and tie the game. Two bat­ters later, Union’s Evan Jones roped a gamewin­ning sin­gle to the left­cen­ter field gap, scor­ing cour­tesy run­ner Braden White to give Union a 3-2 walk-off vic­tory in the Class 6A cham­pi­onship base­ball game at J.L. John­son Sta­dium.

Jones was greeted by his ju­bi­lant team­mates just in front of sec­ond base and the dog­pile com­menced.

“I knew he was go­ing to throw me a fast­ball,” Jones said of West­moore pitcher Jace Bohro­fen. “He had me 2-2, and I knew he didn’t want to throw one in the dirt with a curve­ball. I just waited on that fast­ball, and it was just qual­ity enough to put it in the gap.”

Jace Bohro­fen be­gan the home half of the sev­enth in­ning by strik­ing out Union’s Cade Brown, but sin­gles by Michael De­wald and Jake Har­ris, plus a walk to Nate Raper in be­tween loaded the bases. Tyler Fisher fol­lowed with a grounder to Rey, and it was Har­ris’ slide into sec­ond base that kept Brax­ton Bohro­fen from fir­ing a strike to first base for the fi­nal out.

“He got the ball that he wanted,” West­moore coach Joe Pat­ter­son said. “Some­times that hap­pens, but ob­vi­ously we’ve got to be able to over­come that.”

Un­til the fi­nal in­ning, Union hadn’t ad­vanced a run­ner past sec­ond base. West­moore start­ing pitcher Ja­cob Clark had con­tained Union’s of­fense with six in­ning of shutout ball, al­low­ing only two hits and two walks.

West­moore fin­ished 33-6, while Union wrapped up its ti­tle run with a 25-12 record.

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