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Silo Rebels Baseball – Champions Again – Presented By Excel Therapy

In major league baseball, the New York Yankees are synonymous with dynasties. On the high school level in Oklahoma, the Silo Rebels have earned the same respect of their opponents, as the Bryan County baseball program has been dominant.

Since the turn of the century, Silo has won 19 state championships between the fall and spring campaigns including winning six straight Class 2A crowns as coach Billy Jack Bowen’s lineup finished this season with 31-5 record and celebrated with the dogpile celebration at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark following a 6-5 victory over Amber-Pocasset.

“We had a lot of experience coming back, kids that had been there before and we had some young ones that were ready to show their talents,” said Bowen who now has won 25 championships while coaching baseball in Oklahoma. “Winning the championship is always special and every one is different. We started two freshmen in the championship game. Top to bottom these are some great guys who all played with a passion, a love for the game of baseball.”

The 2023 spring season marked a fourth celebration for this year’s eight seniors who altogether finished their high school career with an impressive 210-24 record. 

Josh Trout, Zander Marshall, Mason Dunegan, Kyler Proctor, Conner Cordell, Carter Parker, Easton Ford and Sawyer Reddick set a standard of performance both on and off the field. Bowen acknowledged this year’s leaders have been impressive with their success. 

“These young men just worked hard at being better everyday, they deserved to win,” said Bowen. “Winning is never easy and all of them put in the extra work that goes beyond practice and shouldered the responsibilities that’s part of Silo baseball.”

And while the lineup will change due to graduation, the expectation for success, both on and off the field remains the same for Silo baseball.

“We’ve got a good mix of returning players that will be joined by some kids that have been waiting and watching in the wings ready to go show their talents,” Bowen confirmed. “At Silo, we never talk about winning the championship, our one goal is just to get there, to make the state tournament and then just do whatever it takes to win the next game.” 

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