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Westmoore Jaguars Celebrate State Baseball Championship

By Jordan Davis with The Oklahoman

Photos by Rob Morris with Moore Monthly

Jacob Wehba roared to the Westmoore faithful as air horns blared throughout Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Up to that point, the Jaguars couldn't catch a rhythm at the plate. Yet, Wehba hit a game-defining double to left field, bringing in two runners to score. 

The junior's hit proved pivotal, sparking a triumphant comeback as Westmoore defeated Sand Springs 7-4 to win the Class 6A state championship

"I've never felt a feeling like that before," Wehba said. "It was like I was sitting on top of the world."

Wehba's two-run RBI double set off an avalanche of runs by the Jaguars during the fifth and sixth innings. He spearheaded their mid-game turnaround, going 3 for 3 in his at-bats and making several crucial infield plays at shortstop.

With the win, Westmoore secured its first state championship since 1994 and the second in its program's history.

"I was trying my hardest to stay in my zone and not chase anything," Wehba said. "So to see that kick start into all of this is — I have no words, honestly. They still talk about that '94 team to this day, and now we're going down in history, too. We'll talk about this moment 30 years from now."

Sand Springs took an early 3-0 lead after Sandites freshman Sutton Cook crushed a three-run home run over the left field wall. 

Despite an early 3-0 lead by Sand Springs, the Jaguars remained determined to surge their way back into the contest. After Wehba's two-run RBI in the fifth, Westmoore scored five runs on four consecutive at-bats in the sixth inning.

Sophomore Josiah Kemp provided two RBI singles and later scored after senior pitcher Deacon Frazee singled on a pop fly to left field. Frazee earned the save on the mound.

Westmoore's late-game dominance highlighted the Jaguars as "battlers" — a term that first-year head coach Brian Hunnicutt coined for the team during its postseason run.

'I've been telling people all week about how our guys don't ever panic,' Hunnicutt said. 'No matter the score, they never thought we were out of the game for one second. And those are the kind of kids you love to coach.'

The Jaguars season was filled with both excellence and periodical discouragement.

After having supreme success early in the regular season, Westmoore hit a rough patch of games in mid-April. The Jaguars lost seven of nine games in that span heading into the regional playoffs.

Yet, Westmoore demonstrated its unwavering spirit, concluding the season winning seven of their last eight games. Hunnicutt sees this as a testament to the indomitable will of the baseball program.

"It's amazing to see the adversity these guys pushed through and trust the process every step of the way," Hunnicutt said. "I played at Westmoore, so I bleed black and red. It's just special being able to do it at my alma mater, and today is a moment I'll cherish forever."