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Spring break games await PHS travelers

Pawhuska High School senior hurler Kendall Oller releases a pitch in the Huskies’ season-opening baseball game at Dewey. Following a 1-2 start to 2014 campaign, the PHS squad headed to Orange Beach/Gulf Shores, Ala., where it is to play at least three exhibition games over spring break. First home game for the Huskies is slated to start at 4:30 p.m. Monday against Pawnee. JACK BUZBEE/JOURNAL-CAPITAL
Pawhuska High School senior hurler Kendall Oller releases a pitch in the Huskies’ season-opening baseball game at Dewey. Following a 1-2 start to 2014 campaign, the PHS squad headed to Orange Beach/Gulf Shores, Ala., where it is to play at least three exhibition games over spring break. First home game for the Huskies is slated to start at 4:30 p.m. Monday against Pawnee. JACK BUZBEE/JOURNAL-CAPITAL

With one game in the win column and 38-ounce Eastons on their knees, the Pawhuska Huskies are bound for a baseball-playing Spring Break vacation at Orange Beach/Gulf Shores, Ala.

“We’ll have games in Alabama on Tuesday and Wednesday,” PHS head coach Brian Edwards said Saturday, adding that additional opponents could be added after arrival at the Gulf Coast resort destination.

“A third game is planned for Friday, right before we head back home,” the second-year coach of the Huskies added.

Pawhuska won its first game of the 2014 campaign last Friday at Tulsa. In the opening-round of Lincoln Christian School’s Bulldog Classic, the Huskies posted a 6-3 triumph over the Chelsea Green Dragons.

PHS dropped a 7-1 decision to prep-school power Holland Hall Dutchmen in its second tournament contest. A 12-4 loss to the Haskell Haymakers knocked PHS out the Tulsa tourney Saturday afternoon.

Combined with a defeat at Dewey earlier in the week in their 2014 debut, the Huskies headed into the spring break road trip harboring a 1-3 mark — although two of the setbacks were against high-caliber, larger-class competition.

PHS, Chelsea and Haskell all play at the 3A level. The Haymakers started the Lincoln Christian event by beating Class 2A’s No. 9-ranked Caney Valley Trojans, 15-10, before losing to host Bulldog team, 10-7, in its second matchup.

Upon return from its spring break trek, the Pawhuska squad will settle into an active regular-season schedule. The Huskies are finally to open their home season on Monday (March 24) against the Pawnee Black Bears. First pitch is slated for 4:30 p.m. on the 15th Street home diamond. Two earlier home contests (and a road game) were postponed due to inclement weather.

PHS is to play in Bartlesville on Thursday, March 27, versus the Wesleyan Christian School Mustangs and be at home again on Tuesday, April 1, for a 5 p.m. contest against the Blackwell Maroons.

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