The Claremore Sequoyah baseball team played some tough teams at the Four State Classic Friday and Saturday.
The first game, at Claremore’s Legion Park, saw the Eagles fall to nationally-ranked Springdale, Har-ber 10-2. Then on Saturday in Sequoyah, the Eagles were swept 8-3 by Nixa, Mo., and 9-6 by Glendale, Mo. on a cold and windy afternoon.
Har-ber 10, Sequoyah 2 — The Eagles took a quick 2-0 lead on RBIs by Tristan Diaz and Jon Snipes. But that would be all, as Har-ber scored the next 10 runs on nine hits and two Sequoyah errors.
Logan Patterson went the distance for Sequoyah, allowing 10 runs, seven earned, on nine hits.
Nixa 8, Sequoyah 3 — Nixa scored five in the first and never trailed in the 8-3 contest Saturday.
Trey Burks walked and scored on a passed ball to cut the lead to 5-1, but Nixa upped its lead to 6-1 in the third inning.
Sequoyah loaded the bags in the third, but left them all stranded.
Nixa went up 7-1 in the fourth, and Sequoyah answered with an unearned run in the bottom of the inning.
Burks was 3-for-3 for the Eagles.
Tristan Diaz allowed seven earned runs on 11 hits in six innings. He struck out eight and walked six.
Glendale 9, Sequoyah 6 — This one went down to the wire.
Tied at 6 after six innings, Glendale scored three runs in the top of the seventh to pull out the 9-6 win.
Glendale led 4-0 before Hayden Clark’s two-run single made it 4-3 after one inning.
Diaz singled in Burks to tie it after two.
Glendale went up 6-4 in the fourth, but the Eagles answered right back on a two-run single by Clark, tying it at 6.
It stayed tied until the seventh. Two doubles and three walks put Glendale up 9-6, and the Eagles went 1-2-3 in the bottom of the seventh to end it.
Clark and Diaz were each 3-for-4. Clark had four RBIs. Blake Bedsworth took the loss on the mound, allowing six earned runs on six hits with six strikeouts and six walks in 6 2/3 innings.
Victory Christian 9, Verdigris 4 — Verdigris celebrated its 300th win under coach Brian Keith in a 12-2 win over Vinita on Tuesday. But Victory Christian kept them at that milestone Friday with a 9-4 win over the Cardinals.
The Cardinals (21-4) committed four errors and had just four hits against the Conquerors. Tristen Hilton, Kade Keith, Cole Woods and Ty Moore all had singles.
The Cardinals used four pitchers. Austin Woods took the loss, allowing three runs, two earned, on two hits. Colton Anderson allowed six runs, three earned, on five hits. Austin Downum and Austin Neal combined for three hitless innings.