St. John Battle of the Bats 2019
Two of the state’s premier high school baseball programs will face off in the seventh annual St. John Battle of the Bats on Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at Broken Arrow High School’s Tiger Baseball Field.
“This rivalry has always produced a great high school baseball game with players from both sides continuing their playing careers at the highest levels,” said Steve Dunn, Broken Arrow executive director of athletics. “We are looking forward to hosting Owasso in this year’s series. We appreciate all that St. John Health System does for both Owasso and Broken Arrow Public Schools.”
The series is tied at three games apiece. The Tigers won, 6-2, at Owasso, last year.
“Year in, year out this is one of the finest baseball games that takes place in Oklahoma: two storied programs led by hall of fame coaches,” said Zach Duffield, Owasso Public Schools executive director of athletics. “It is a great opportunity to see these student athletes compete at the highest level of Oklahoma high school baseball.”
As of April 6, Broken Arrow was 11-7 overall and 6-2 in District 6A-3. Owasso is 18-4 and 6-0 in District 6A-4.
“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 honored 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 game each year to see some of the best high school baseball players in the state. It is truly a fun event for anyone who is a baseball fan.”