Focus on Bartlesville High Offseason Baseball Activities

Even though the Bartlesville High baseball team is one month into the offseason, several team members remain very busy, including head coach Cody Price.

This weekend, three freshly graduated Bruins — Bradee Rigdon, Harrison Clark and Mason Moody — are set to play in the Tulsa Area High School Series All-Star Game.

Tee time is 4 p.m. at ONEOK Field in Tulsa.

Price – who will coach the game, which is expected to be a North vs South format with players from Green Country – said he expects the three Bartlesville seniors to adapt.

A year ago, William Parsley, then fresh out of Bartlesville, earned a spot on the team.

This All-Star event is only a few years old, Price noted.

More steeped in tradition, the Oklahoma State Games, at which three non-senior Bruins — Zeb Henry, Eric Olenberger and Brenden Asher — received coveted invitations to compete.

This diamond show is scheduled for June 20 and 21 at the David Allen Ballpark in Enid.

Henry and Olenberger will participate for a second year; this will be Asher’s first foray into star competition.

Price will also help coach in this sparkling two-day show.

In related news, Price said attendance at this week’s Bruin Youth Baseball Camp nearly doubled from last year.

In 2021, 43 young people participated; this year, the number has risen to 85.

“Our (non-senior) players and coaches help with the camp,” Price said.

But, camp staff got an unexpected — and welcome — boost from former Bruins players, such as Alan Covarrubias, Jakob Hall and Braeden Winters, Price said.

Rigdon, who as mentioned earlier graduated this year, also volunteered to help.

Price praised the impact the current and departed Bruins had on campers.

Bartlesville zapped its schedule last spring with a 25-14 record, the best season since 2006. For the last two seasons combined, the Bruins are 49-28.

Sally J. Minick