Chargers pick up big region baseball victory

By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County High School baseball team picked up a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to take a 4-3 win over Raleigh on Friday and move to 2-4 in Region 5-3A play. Earlier in the week the Chargers dropped a 4-2 non-league decision to Nanih Waiya.

This week CCHS is set to host Choctaw Central on Thursday, visit Forest on Thursday and then hit the road for a non-league game against Cleveland on Saturday.

“That was a big win for us, no doubt,” said CCHS head baseball coach Andy Young. “We had to have that.”

The Chargers took a 3-1 lead, before Raleigh fought back to tie the game. Woody Vowell led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a triple, but was thrown out at the plate on a grounder to second base. The runner advanced to second on the play and later scored when the shortstop made an error on the next play to give the Chargers the win.

Logan Black smacked a big two-run double in the first inning and also picked put he win on the mound.

“It was a good ballgame,” Young said. “We showed that we had a little fight in us.”

The Chargers still have a chance to finish in the top three in the region and earn a playoff spot, but need success against Choctaw Central and Forest this week.