“It requires a lot of energy to finish it out,” Bond said. “Memorial and Durant are both quality clubs that can both go out and put some quality games together.
Wednesday’s action concludes with the consolation semifinal at 6:30 p.m., which will feature the two first-round losers. A loss in that game means elimination, while a win means a consolation final Thursday at 4 p.m. against the loser of the winners’ semifinal.
The first championship game will take place Thursday at 6:30 p.m. If the consolation champion wins the first championship game, a second championship game will take place Friday at 4 p.m.
“The second ballgame, for the two (first-round) winners, is a crucial ballgame because it puts you in the driver’s seat,” Bond said.
The state tournament starts Thursday at Norman North High School. The semifinals and championship will take place Friday and Saturday, respectively, at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.
McAlester last made the state baseball tournament in 2012.
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