SHAWNEE — It was an important game as far as district standings, and the home team held court Thursday evening.
Claremore (12-9) went into Shawnee and lost a 4-1 decision, dropping the Zebras into fourth place in District 5A-3.
The Zebras were held to just three hits in the game. They also had two errors.
Three singles in the bottom of the first gave Shawnee a 2-0 lead. They stretched it to 4-0 in the third inning on two singles, a walk and an error.
Claremore began to fight back in the top of the fourth. Jadyn Muns opened the inning with a double to center field and went to third on a Maddox Thomas ground out.
Zowie Davis then hit a long fly ball to center, which was deep enough to score Muns and the lead to cut to 4-1. But that was all they would get.
Kaleigh Schumacher singled in the fifth but was left stranded. Same thing to Thomas in the sixth.
In the seventh, Claremore went quietly.
Davis started the game in the circle and allowed four earned runs on six hits in three innings. Schumacher pitched the final three innings and allowed two hits with two strikeouts.