LARRY LARKIN

Progress Correspondent



Owasso came to town Tuesday night.

All of the Claremore folks were happy to see them leave.

They had good reason. The visitors racked up a pair of Diamond League victories at Legion Field.

The Claremore Red squad was held to three hits while losing, 14-1, and Claremore White suffered an 11-0 no-hit defeat.

Both games were stopped after five innings due to the run rule.

Owasso's Austin Kirk struck out nine while walking three in tossing the no-hitter. None of the Claremore runners moved past second.

While the Claremore side was being stopped dead in its tracks in the first game, Owasso banged 10 singles and a triple. The White defense committed seven errors.

The home club used three pitchers while trying to plug Owasso's run totals. Starter John Melton was charged with the pitching loss, but Logan Snodderly and Landon Coyle followed and couldn't slow the flow of Owasso base runners.

In the second game, Claremore Red first baseman Hunter Hines produced a first-inning single to quickly end any thoughts of a second no-hitter.

It mattered little. After James Slanfield's two-run double helped the Rams to a 3-0 first-inning lead, Owasso followed with seven more in the second. Four singles, two walks and two errors pushed across the seven spot.

Justin Burnette started on the mound for the Red, but after the first three batters reached base in the second, he gave way to Klint Smith.

Claremore's lone highlight came as pinch hitter Michael Lyon led off the fifth inning with a double to the left field corner.

The next two batters, Ryan Haskins and pinch hitter Jimmy Williams, popped up. In the process, Lyon advanced to third and then scored the night's lone Claremore run as Christian Kays, another pinch hitter, sent a hard liner back through the middle.

Next Diamond League action comes Thursday night at Legion Field.

Claremore White will face Metro Christian's junior varsity at 6 p.m. Claremore Red will follow at 8 p.m. against Mounds.



OWASSO 14, CLAREMORE RED 1



Owasso 371 03 — 14 9 0

Claremore Red 000 01 — 1 3 4

O'Brien and Spring, Holstein (4). Burnette, Smith (2) and Cerrito, Grauer (4). W — O’Brien. L — Burnette.





OWASSO 11, CLAREMORE WHITE 0

Owasso 110 54 — 11 11 0

Claremore White 000 00 — 0 0 7

Kirk and Gerhardt. Melton, Snodderly (3), Coyle (5) and Williams. W — Kirk. L — Melton.