Opp shuts out Bayside, advances
Revenge is sweet and Opp is advancing.
The ninth-ranked Bobcats defeated Bayside Academy 2-0 and 12-0 in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs today.
“We played really well on defense,” OHS head baseball coach Michael Cassady said. “Our pitchers did a great job and gave us a great chance to win.”
In a rematch from last year’s second round, Opp took leads when it did and never gave them up.
Opp’s Dakota King allowed four hits and struck out five in seven innings in game one.
Ethan Davis struck out six and allowed five hits in seven innings in game two.
In the sixth inning of game one, Jo Jo Jones hit a two-run single to break the scoreless tie.
Opp scored three runs in the sixth inning of game two, and had eight back-to-back hits in a nine-run seventh inning.
Brady Vidich, Jacob Johnson and Colt Harrell had three hits each for the Bobcats.
Opp tallied 18 hits in game two.
“We were fortunate to get the win in both of the games,” Cassady said. “I’m proud of my coaches and kids for battling.”
With these wins, Opp (22-7) advances to face top-ranked W.S. Neal in the second round at home on Friday and Saturday.
Games on Friday are at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The if necessary game on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m.