By JASON EPP
Leader & Times
BEAVER, Okla—Only one thing slowed down Shattuck Tuesday – a blown tire. The tire delayed the Indians approximately thirty minutes, but they made up for that time by defeating the Beaver Dusters 16-2 in just three-and-a-half innings.
Beaver looked to be off to a good start when Fernando Castillo doubled to center. Chris Cates also reached in the top of the first with a walk, but a strikeout ended the half innning with no runs.
Shattuck wasted no time getting their offense going. A leadoff double was followed by a homerun over the left field fence.
Shattuck managed to get five runs across in the first inning.
Again Beaver started an inning well with Tomas Konkel hitting a leadoff double down the third base line. Konkel stole third and reached home when the throw to third ended up in left field to make the score 5-1.
Andrew Linville poked one into shallow left center, which moved Emory Tillman, who had walked, to third with only one out. Andrew Jesko then hit an RBI single to center to make the score 5-2 heading to the bottom of the second.
That is where the wheels fell off for the Dusters.
Shattuck scored seven runs before Beaver could collect an out, and finished the inning with 11 runs to go up 16-2.
The loss ended the Dusters season at 8-7.
“I'm proud of how much effort they've put into it,” Beaver manager Casey Jones said. “I'm proud of the leadership our seniors have shown. They haven't won too many games over their four years and it would have been easy to just walk away. They stuck with it and had a pretty decent season this year.”