Broken Arrow, Owasso 6th Annual Battle of the Bats Friday


BA, Owasso 6th Annual Battle of the Bats Friday

Two of the state’s premier high school baseball programs will face off in the sixth annual St. John Battle of the Bats on Friday, April 20, at 7 p.m. The game, which switches home field each year, will be held at Stigall Field on the Owasso High School campus.

“This is always a well-played and well-coached series,” said Zach Duffield, Owasso athletic director. “Folks that come out to see this game will not be disappointed with the level of baseball they get to watch.”

“Broken Arrow and Owasso have had a tremendous rivalry over the years, and both programs have a great deal of respect for each other,” said Ken Ellett, Broken Arrow athletic director. “We look forward to this game each year and our competitive fire will always be there to win it.”

Owasso now leads the Battle of the Bats series 3-2 when the Rams took home the trophy in last year’s contest.

“As the provider of sports medicine for both the Broken Arrow Tigers and the Owasso Rams, St. John Health System and Tulsa Bone & Joint Associates are fortunate to be a part of such a great rivalry in high school baseball,” said David Phillips, president and chief operating officer of St. John Broken Arrow and St. John Owasso hospitals. “We have many baseball fans from Tulsa, Broken Arrow and Owasso attend this event to see some of the best high school baseball players in the state.”

Through weekend games, the Tigers are 13-13 overall and 6-4 in District 6A-3. Owasso is 20-5 and 7-1 in 6A-4.

About St. John Health System: Ascension’s St. John Health System operates seven hospitals and more than 90 healthcare clinics and facilities in eastern Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas. St. John Health System employs approximately 8,000 associates. Across the region, St. John Health System provided more than $68 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Serving Oklahoma for more than 90 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 22 states and the District of Columbia.


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