Claremore sophomore Noah Smallwood (22) records a hit against Memorial last week.

Claremore tallied its first district sweep of the season on Tuesday, defeating Skiatook 7-5 in District 5A-4 action on the road.

The game was tied at five in the fifth inning when Carson Young singled in the game-winning runs, scoring Scout Cutsinger and Kaden Renfroe. The hit was one of seven for the Zebras, who trailed 5-4 after three innings.

Noah Smallwood, a sophomore, got the win on the mound, striking out four while allowing six hits and a walk. Cash Flegal pitched two-thirds of an inning in relief, surrendering a hit.

Claremore (5-0) got the scoring started in the second inning when Cameron Palmer tallied an RBI groundout to score Gannon Sherl. Dasen Tilley and Smallwood followed with a pair of singles, scoring Young and Flegal to give the Zebras a 4-0 lead.

However, a 2-RBI single to left field from Calan Gummere, followed by a Mason Willingham RBI single to right field in the bottom half brought Skiatook back within one.

The Bulldogs (2-4) tied it in the third with a triple from Ryan Kreder, who then gave them a 5-4 lead after scoring on an error by Claremore sophomore Ethan Grimett.

Grimett atoned for his mistake, though, driving in Brooks Sherl with a single to center field to knot things up once more.

The Zebras return to American Legion Park at 5 p.m. Thursday, hosting Vinita (0-2).

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