The Pryor Tigers took advantage of seven Claremore errors and cruised to an 18-5 win over the ‘2A’ Zebras Tuesday afternoon in a triple-header at Legendary Legion Field.
Claremore pitchers Shawn Gordon, Nathan Hammack and Luis Chavarria did their jobs on the mound, but erratic defensive play resulted in Pryor scoring early and often.
Claremore jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Nick Dotson’s RBI-double to left field followed by Brady Kropp’s RBI-single to right field provided the boost for the Zebra offense.
Pryor, however, answered with eight unanswered runs on five hits and five errors in the top of the third inning.
Chandler Olsen drove in a pair of runs with a single underneath the glove of Claremore third baseman (Nick) Dotson, and then Mason Pace tallied two runs with a two-out fielder’s choice that resulted in an over-throw by Claremore shortstop Dustin Weiesnbach.
Pryor’s Christian Campbell plated the final run in the third inning on a bases loaded walk to put the Tigers ahead 8-3.
Claremore added a run in the bottom of the third to cut the deficit to 8-4. Brady Brim’s belted a two-out single to center field and later scored on Bryson Vanover’s hit-by-pitch.
Pryor tallied three runs in the fourth to make it 11-4 and Claremore added a run in the bottom of the fifth.
In the fifth, Kropp led off with a single to left field, stole second base and later scored on Hammack’s fielder’s choice to Pryor shortstop Drew Miller to narrow the deficit to 11-5.
The Tigers, however, overcame a scoreless sixth inning to secure the win with a seven-run seventh inning.
Spencer Hinson’s two-run triple to left-center field and Pace’s two-run double provided the spark for the Tigers in the first of three games at Legion Field.
Pryor also beat Bartlesville, 11-0.