CLARKRANGE — Oneida capped off a busy spring break by winning the Clarkrange tournament Saturday, picking up three wins in three games to capture the title for a second consecutive year.
In the first game Friday evening, Oneida defeated Pickett County, 11-1. On Saturday, the Indians defeated Red Boiling Springs, 6-2, and then earned an 11-3 win over York Institute in the final game.
Against Pickett County, Tanner Sexton went three-of-three at the plate with three RBIs and a run scored, while Caleb Lee was two-of-two with three RBIs and three runs scored, to help lead the Indians to the victory.
Jordan Terry had two RBIs and a run scored as well, batting one-of-three.
Cole West was three-of-four with three runs scored, while Bryant Harper, Lukas Phillips and Matt Wiliams all scored runs as well.
Caleb Lee earned the win at the mound, giving up three hits and striking out five in five innings, while allowing just one run.
Against Red Boiling Springs, West was two-of-four with two RBIs and a run scored, while Sexton was two-of-three with an RBI and two runs scored. Terry had an RBI and one run, while Matt Williams added an RBI as well. Lee and Colby Jeffers each added a run.
Cole West picked up the win, pitching 3.1 hitless innings while striking out four. Caleb Jeffers pitched 2.2 innings and struck out two.
In the win over York, Lee had a big game for Oneida, going three-of-three with four RBIs and two runs scored, while Sexton finished with two RBIs and a run scored.
Bryant Harper had an RBI and a run scored, while West had an RBI and two runs scored. Colby Jeffers finished with an RBI and a run scored as well.
Caleb Jeffers, Phillips, Cage West and Williams each scored runs as well, while Terry added an RBI.
Williams picked up the win, allowing just three hits and striking out 11 in seven innings.
Caleb Lee was named MVP of the tournament, while Lukas Phillips, Cole West, Matt Williams and Tanner Sexton were all named to the all-tournament team.
Grace 4, Oneida 3: In a potential preview of a Region 2-A Tournament showdown, Oneida traveled to Knoxville Thursday and held its own against Grace Christian Academy, but ultimately saw the Rams walk away with a 4-3 win.
Bryant Harper had two RBIs for the Indians on a two-of-three batting performance. Scoring runs for the Indians were Tanner Sexton, Matt Williams and Colby Jeffers.
Oneida 18, Sunbright 0: After a slow start in the first game against Sunbright, Oneida dominated the second game of Tuesday’s District 4-A double-header at Bear Creek, winning 18-0.
Tanner Sexton had a big game at the plate for Oneida, going three-of-three and driving in five runs, while scoring three runs himself. Caleb Jeffers, Caleb Lee and Cole West each had two RBIs, while Bryant Harper, Grant Marcum and Cage West drove in runs as well.
Scoring runs for the Indians were Harper, Tyler Chitwood, Marcum, Lukas Phillips, Cage West, Matt Williams, Jordan Terry with two, Cole West with two and Lee with three.
Matt Williams earned the win with a no-hitter in the run-shortened, three-inning game. He struck out five batters.