Altus, Hollis start early in 7th grade festival


Brad Gilbert - bgilbert@civitasmedia.com



Drew Ames goes down to get this one in the bottom half of the second inning.


Keeping his eye on the ball this Hollis hitter grounds one to the shortstop.


This errant throw allowed the runner safe at first and a Hollis base runner to score.


Altus plates another run in the second inning but still trailed Hollis 6-3 at this point.


Ouch! This Dawg wore this Hollis fastball right in the middle of his back for another Dawg base runner in the seventh.


Altus 7th grade coach Dusty Davis checks the scoreboard for the count during a timeout before committing to an offensive strategy.


7th grade baseball festival

Thursday

8:30 a.m. - Altus vs. Hollis

10:30 a.m. - Elk City vs. Olustee

12:30 p.m. - Elk City vs. Hollis

2:30 p.m. - Navajo vs. Duke

4:30 p.m. - Navajo vs. Blair

Friday

8:30 a.m. - Blair vs. Elk City

10:30 a.m. - Blair vs. Duke

12:30 p.m. - Altus vs. Navajo

2:30 p.m. - Duke vs. Hollis

4:30 p.m. - Olustee vs. Altus

Pioneer field at Western Oklahoma State College is hosting its annual 7th grade festival today and Friday.

Area teams get to showcase their talents early in the season. Each team gets three games playing two games on one day and one on the other day.

Which day a team gets to play two games is by festival schedule.

This is not a tournament. It’s simply a fantastic event that the Pioneers put on each year while the varsity boys are out of town.

The umpires are Pioneers as well as the gate keeper. This is a great way for area fans to support the Pioneer baseball program. Western is currently on a six-game win streak and continue to score runs at a frantic pace.

These youngsters get to feel a little taller playing on the big field at Western.

For the Altus 7th graders and the Hollis team, that field was still wet at 8:30 a.m. today. These two schools kicked off the all-day action early in cold and overly damp conditions.

Altus will play its double header on Friday taking on Navajo at 12:30 p.m. and Olustee in the festival’s last game at 4:30 p.m.

Check the box for the tournament schedule and get out to support not only the area youth but also contribute to the Pioneers quest for another title.

Drew Ames goes down to get this one in the bottom half of the second inning.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_1-2.jpgDrew Ames goes down to get this one in the bottom half of the second inning.

Keeping his eye on the ball this Hollis hitter grounds one to the shortstop.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_3-2.jpgKeeping his eye on the ball this Hollis hitter grounds one to the shortstop.

This errant throw allowed the runner safe at first and a Hollis base runner to score.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_4-2.jpgThis errant throw allowed the runner safe at first and a Hollis base runner to score.

Altus plates another run in the second inning but still trailed Hollis 6-3 at this point.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_7-2.jpgAltus plates another run in the second inning but still trailed Hollis 6-3 at this point.

Ouch! This Dawg wore this Hollis fastball right in the middle of his back for another Dawg base runner in the seventh.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_8.jpgOuch! This Dawg wore this Hollis fastball right in the middle of his back for another Dawg base runner in the seventh.

Altus 7th grade coach Dusty Davis checks the scoreboard for the count during a timeout before committing to an offensive strategy.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_10-1.jpgAltus 7th grade coach Dusty Davis checks the scoreboard for the count during a timeout before committing to an offensive strategy.

Brad Gilbert

bgilbert@civitasmedia.com

7th grade baseball festival

Thursday

8:30 a.m. – Altus vs. Hollis

10:30 a.m. – Elk City vs. Olustee

12:30 p.m. – Elk City vs. Hollis

2:30 p.m. – Navajo vs. Duke

4:30 p.m. – Navajo vs. Blair

Friday

8:30 a.m. – Blair vs. Elk City

10:30 a.m. – Blair vs. Duke

12:30 p.m. – Altus vs. Navajo

2:30 p.m. – Duke vs. Hollis

4:30 p.m. – Olustee vs. Altus

Reach Brad Gilbert@482-1221 ext. 2076

or bgilbert@civitasmedia.com

Reach Brad Gilbert@482-1221 ext. 2076

or bgilbert@civitasmedia.com

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