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High school baseball championships on tap this weekend

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The quest for state baseball supremacy culminates with tournaments covering the OKC metro Thursday through Saturday in all seven classes.

Class 6A will hold its tournament quarterfinals and semifinals at Choctaw High School, but the final will be held at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark at 12:05 p.m. Saturday.

Defending champion Edmond Memorial did not make the quarterfinals this year. Owasso, the champs of 2015 will be seeking its 14th state championship and 10th in 6A.

6A Schedule

—Quarterfinals—

Game 1: Westmoore (25-10) vs. Deer Creek (29-5), 11 a.m. Thursday

Game 2: Jenks (22-13) vs. Yukon (27-9), 2 p.m. Thursday

Game 3: Owasso (31-3) vs. Mustang (25-12), 4:30 p.m. Thursday

Game 4: Norman North (28-7) vs. Broken Arrow (29-8), 7 p.m. Thursday

—Semifinals—

Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner, noon Friday

Game 1 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 3 p.m. Friday

Championship Game: 12:05 p.m. Saturday

Class 5A

Shawnee (No. 1 in two national polls) is looking to capture its third straight 5A championship held at Yukon High School. The Wolves are riding a 49-game winning streak dating back to the 2016 season. All games will be played at Yukon High.

Class 5A Schedule

—Quarterfinals—

Game 1: Claremore (25-8) vs. Piedmont (23-15), 11 a.m. Thursday

Game 2: Coweta (14-18) vs. MacArthur (26-10), 2 p.m. Thursday

Game 3: Carl Albert (19-18) vs. Pryor (26-8), 4:30 p.m. Thursday

Game 4: Shawnee (37-0) vs. Durant (23-13), 7 p.m. Thursday

—Semifinals—

Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 4 p.m. Friday

Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 7 p.m. Friday

Championship Game: 2 p.m. Saturday

Class 4A

Oklahoma City’s Heritage Hall is the defending champion in this class, and the Chargers are seeking a third straight crown as they took the Class 3A title before moving up to 4A in 2016. Byng has the most state championships among the 4A contestants—one on 4A, another in 2A and eight titles in Class B. All Class 4A games will be held at Edmond Santa Fe High School.

Class 4A Schedule

—Quarterfinals—

Game 1: Berryhill (27-9) vs. Blanchard (34-4), 11 a.m. Thursday

Game 2: Heritage Hall (30-7) vs. Hilldale (23-12), 1:30 p.m. Thursday

Game 3: Byng (31-3) vs. Oologah-Talala (28-8), 4 p.m. Thursday

Game 4: Weatherford (29-8) vs. Poteau (25-9), 6:30 p.m. Thursday

—Semifinals—

Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 2 p.m. Friday

Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 4:30 p.m. Friday

Championship Game: 4 p.m. Saturday

Class 3A

Verdigris, out of Claremore, and Metro Christian (from Tulsa) are the only teams in the 3A lineup to have won a state championship. Verdigris is the defending champion, and the Cardinals have won six state titles and five of the last six. All 3A games will be held at Edmond Memorial High School.

Class 3A Schedule

—Quarterfinals—

Game 1: Verdigris (28-3) vs. Jones (18-11), 11 a.m. Thursday

Game 2: Hartshorne (23-10) vs. Vian (23-9), 1:30 p.m. Thursday

Game 3: Chisholm (25-9) vs. Metro Christian (27-5), 4 p.m. Thursday

Game 4: Beggs (28-5) vs. Marlow (23-12), 6:30 p.m. Thursday

—Semifinals—

Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 11 a.m. Friday

Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 1:30 p.m. Friday

Championship Game: 2 p.m. Saturday

Class 2A

Three teams dominated this class over the last 27 years—Dale, Latta, and Silo have combined f 23 championships since 1991. All three are in the field for this weekend’s Class 2A quarterfinals. Dale holds the most titles with 11 since ’91. Latta has won seven times, and Silo won five 2A titles. Defending champion Christian Heritage did not make the field this year. All 2A games will be played at Shawnee High School.

Class 2A Schedule

—Quarterfinals—

Game 1: Dale (25-9) vs. Calera (28-5), 11 a.m. Thursday

Game 2: Latta (24-5) vs. Wister (19-6), 1:30 p.m. Thursday

Game 3: Wyandotte (25-3) vs. Silo (30-3), 4 p.m. Thursday

Game 4: Oktaha (29-4) vs. Ketchum (28-5), 6:30 p.m. Thursday

—Semifinals—

Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner, Noon Friday

Game 1 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 2:30 p.m. Friday

Championship Game: 2 p.m. Saturday

Class A

Defending champ Binger-Oney has the most titles among this year’s quarterfinalist with six championships—four in Class A and two in Class B. Palmer Field at Dolese Park in northwest Oklahoma City is hosting the Thursday and Friday sessions of the Class A tournament. The championship game will be held at Chickasha Bricktown Ballpark on Saturday.

Class A Schedule

—Quarterfinals—

Game 1: Fort Cobb-Broxton (27-4) vs. Amber-Pocasset (26-10), 11 a.m. Thursday

Game 2: Union City (31-4) vs. Stonewall (25-11), 1:30 p.m. Thursday

Game 3: Tushka (30-6) vs. Allen (23-12), 4 p.m. Thursday

Game 4: Wright City (25-10) vs. Binger-Oney (32-2), 6:30 p.m. Thursday

Semifinals—

Game 1 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 4 p.m. Friday

Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner, 6:30 p.m. Friday

Championship Game: 4:30 p.m. Saturday

Class B

Red Oak, the defending Class B champs, has won the B championship in six of the last nine years. Thursday’s quarterfinals will be held at Edmond Memorial High School, the semifinals at Palmer Field and the championship game will be held at the Brick.

Class A Schedule

—Quarterfinals—

Game 1: Moss (26-5) vs. Roff (22-12), 11 a.m. Thursday

Game 2: Lookeba-Sickles (20-15) vs. Cimarron (23-12), 1: 30 p.m. Thursday

Game 3: Arapaho-Butler (19-9) vs.Leedey (30-6), 4 p.m. Thursday

Game 4: Red Oak (31-5) vs. Coleman (20-15), 6:30 p.m.Thursday

—Semifinals—

Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner, 11 a.m. Friday

Game 1 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 1:30 p.m. Friday

Championship Game: 2 p.m. Saturday

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