Navajo High School baseball was on the road again yesterday. The Indians traveled to Lookeba for two games, and left with two losses.
After taking the field in the top of the sixth inning with a 2-1 lead, the Indians committed two errors, allowing for two runs, and that was enough for Cimarron to claim the 3-2 lead.
The second game of the double header put Navajo facing host Lookeba. Navajo mounted little challenge as the very stout Lookeba team made short work of the Indians, 11-1.
The Navajo Junior High team was also on the road at Granite for a two-game set with host Granite and Ft. Cobb. Airen Josefy threw the complete game one win, and Navajo piled on late for a 9-1 run-ruled stoppage after the 4th inning.
In game two, Ft. Cobb provided the action early. Ft. Cobb benefited from several errors and posted four runs in the first inning. That was followed by one more in the second inning and a three-run monster shot from their lefty first baseman in the third inning to pull ahead of Navajo JH 8-1. By a “monster shot”, I mean this was a junior high kid hitting against the wind on a high school field, and if you have ever seen the Granite field, you know that right field is a hill approximately 15 to 20-foot high. On top of that hill is the fence. It’s almost a rural Oklahoma version of a green monster, except this one has a playground behind it. That playground was the landing for this home run.
Ft. Cobb is a powerhouse, and looks to be strong for years to come. The high school won State a year ago and are set to make a run at it again this year. Their junior high team is loaded, and they may have the best junior high catcher in the state – and he is only a 7th grader.
Navajo High School is off until Monday when they host Granite. The Navajo Junior High Festival begins Saturday with the Navajo JV facing Sentinel Varsity at 9 a.m. Sentinel then faces Fletcher at 10:30 a.m. The noon game is Fletcher vs. Navajo Varsity. At 3 p.m., it’s Navajo vs. Blair. Blair then plays Olustee at 4:30 p.m. Olustee finishes the day at 6 p.m. against Navajo JV.
Reach Brad Gilbert@482-1221 ext. 2076