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*Unofficial* Baseball 6A-4 District Playoff Scenarios for Enid, Stillwater, Bixby, Union, and Bartlesville

With just a couple of games remaining in the regular season, there is still so much to be decided for the Class 6A playoffs. Here is what I’ve settled, using the 2021-2022 OSSAA Baseball Manual.

Here is what District 6A-4 looks like right now:

District 6A-4 Overall District Record
Bixby 27-6 10-3
Union 21-11 10-3
Enid 21-7 9-4
Bartlesville 22-11 8-4
Stillwater 24-9 8-5
Tahlequah 9-19 2-8
Booker T. Washington 8-24 2-11
Muskogee 8-15 1-11

Tonight, Enid plays Stillwater, Bartlesville plays Bixby, and Union plays Booker T. Washington. Bartlesville then makes up a game against Tahlequah on Wednesday to wrap up the district season. To simplify things here, I made the cardinal sin of assuming Bartlesville will beat Tahlequah on Wednesday, and Union beats Booker T Washington tonight.

Here are the playoff scenarios from tonight’s games *IF* Bartlesville beats Tahlequah, and Union beats BTW.

 

Scenario 1: Enid and Bixby Win

  1. Bixby 11-3
  2. Union 11-3
  3. Enid 10-4
  4. Bartlesville 9-5
  5. Stillwater 8-6

Bixby has the tiebreaker over Union, as the Spartans swept the Redhawks in their district series.

Scenario 2: Enid and Bartlesville Win

  1. Union 11-3
  2. Bartlesville 10-4
  3. Enid 10-4
  4. Bixby 10-4
  5. Stillwater 8-6

Bartlesville, Enid, and Bixby are all tied for second. The tiebreaker for this scenario is each team’s record against the other tied teams. Bartlesville would be 3-1 against Enid and Bixby, combined. Enid is 2-2 against Bartlesville and Bixby, combined. Bixby would be 1-3 against Enid and Bartlesville, combined.

 

Scenario 3: Stillwater and Bixby Win

  1. Bixby 11-3
  2. Union 11-3
  3. Enid 9-5 (unofficial)
  4. Stillwater 9-5 (unofficial)
  5. Bartlesville 9-5

Bixby has the tiebreaker over Union, as the Spartans swept the Redhawks in their district series. Enid, Stillwater, and Bartlesville are tied for third. Since each team’s record against the other tied teams would be 2-2, the next tiebreaker would be marginal runs against other tied teams. Currently, Enid is at +9, Stillwater is at 0, and Bartlesville is at -9. The final standings would be decided by the margin of victory in the Stillwater win. If Stillwater beats Enid by 5 or more runs, Stillwater gets third and Enid gets fourth. If Stillwater beats Enid by 4 or fewer runs, Enid is in third and Stillwater gets fourth.

 

Scenario 4: Stillwater and Bartlesville Win

  1. Union 11-3
  2. Bartlesville 10-4
  3. Bixby 10-4
  4. Enid 9-5 (unofficial)
  5. Stillwater 9-5 (unofficial)

Bartlesville has the tiebreaker over Bixby due to their district sweep. Enid and Stillwater are tied for fourth, and that tiebreaker is marginal runs between Enid and Stillwater’s district series. Last night, Enid won by 7, so if Stillwater wins by 8 or more runs, they’ll get fourth and Enid will land in fifth. If Stillwater wins by 6 or fewer runs, they’ll get fifth, and Enid will take fourth. If Stillwater wins by exactly 7 runs, the next tiebreaker will give Stillwater fourth place, as they would’ve won the second of the two games in their series with Enid.

Sound simple enough?

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