Claremore Daily Progress

May 5, 2013

Strike-Out Machine

Claremore's Teague tallies 18 in win over Skiatook

Tim Ritter
Sports Editor

CLAREMORE — Claremore senior left-hander Jacob Teague has become one of the most dominating pitchers in Class 5A.

Teague struck out a career-high 18 hitters in Claremore's 3-0 win over Skiatook Friday afternoon during Game 2 of the Class 5A Regional Tournament held at Legendary Legion Field.

The overpowering performance improved Teague to 8-1 on the season and provided the momentum for Claremore to close out the regional tournament Saturday afternoon with an impressive 4-0 shutout in Game 3 against Skiatook.

With a mid-80s fastball and a nasty curveball, Teague is more than making a name for himself heading into the final week of his high school baseball career.

Having already thrown three no-hitters and held most opponents to less than two runs this season, Teague definitely has his best 'stuff' coming through at the most important time of the year.

Behind the arsenal of Teague and junior right-handed pitcher Bryce Howe, who also is 8-1 on the year after holding Skiatook to five hits in a 4-0 win Saturday, the No. 1-ranked Zebras (29-4) are making a return trip to the Class 5A State Tournament at Edmond Sante Fe.