CLAREMORE — The Zebra softball team didn’t give visiting Glenpool much hope Tuesday evening.
Claremore hit their guests early and often and built a quick lead they wouldn’t give up in the 9-1 contest.
In other games, it was Caney Valley 5, Chelsea 4; Kansas 2, Inola 1; Wagoner 12, Catoosa 0; Wagoner 11, Catoosa 1; Afton 4, Foyil 3; Vinita 5, Sequoyah 4.
Claremore (8-6) pounded out 10 hits, led by Alexis Williams’ 3-for-4 effort. Holland Rader had two doubles and two RBIs, and Zowie Davis was 2-for-3.
Pitcher Kaleigh Schumacher went the distance for Claremore, allowing one earned run on six hits. She struck out five and didn’t walk any.
Glenpool had reason to be optimistic as its lead-off batter doubled to open the game, but that was about all they had to cheer about. Schumacher got the next three batters out, and then her offense did the rest in the bottom of the first.
After two quick outs, Maddox Thomas and Davis singled, and Rader doubled to center field to score both. Bailey Whisenhunt doubled in Rader for a 3-0 lead.
Glenpool doubled to lead off the second, but a double play and a strikeout ended the threat, and Claremore repeated the first inning with three more on the board. Terran Schornick reached on an error and Williams singled. Jadyn Muns reached on a fielder’s choice and the bases were loaded for Thomas, who hit a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Schornick. Williams later scored on a passed ball and Davis hit a sacrifice fly to score Muns. It was 6-0.
In the third, Claremore piled it on with two more runs on a Whisenhunt walk, a Schumacher single and an RBI-single by Williams. Courtesy runner Kearanie Johnson scored on an errant throw for an 8-0 lead.
Glenpool finally got a key hit in the top of the fourth on a pair of singles, but the Zebras added another in the bottom of the fourth when Davis singled and scored on an error off a fly ball hit by Whisenhunt.
Caney Valley 5, Chelsea 4 — Chelsea made a run at it, but its 5-1 deficit was too much to overcome Tuesday in a 5-4 loss to Caney Valley.
Trailing 5-3 in the bottom of the seventh, Allie Dunlap opened the inning with a double. Hannah Trude walked and Dina Marchoud singled to load the bases. Jessi Jones grounded to short to score a run, but with two outs, the Dragons couldn’t get that last hit.
Marchoud was 3-for-4 and Sydney Smith was 2-for-3. Smith pitched four innings and allowed five runs, four earned, on just four hits. She struck out five and walked five. Carson Draeger pitched the final three innings of shutout ball. She struck out three.
Kansas 2, Inola 1 (8 innings) — Inola tied the game in the top of the seventh, but Kansas got the final run for the walk-off win in the bottom of the eighth.
Inola tied the game on a double by Avery Cosper and a two-out single by Lacey Stamper in the top of the seventh.
In the bottom of the eighth, An error, a single and an RBI-double by Kansas did Inola in.
Stamper was 2-for-4.
Lillie Walker took the loss in the circle, allowing two runs, one earned on nine hits in 7 1/3 innings or work.
Vinita 5, Sequoyah 4 — Five Claremore Sequoyah errors proved to be too much to overcome in Thursday’s 5-4 loss at Vinita.
The Lady Hornets scored three in the second, but Sequoyah came roaring back.
In the third, Ariel Thompson singled and scored on an error to make it 3-1.
In the fourth, a Kennedi Christian double plated Hannah Morgan and it was 3-2.
In the top of the seventh, the Eagles completed their comeback with two runs on singles by Jones and Emily Smith and a two-run double by Morgan. It was now 4-3.
But Vinita scored the tying and winning runs on three straight errors.
Smith and Morgan each had two hits for Sequoyah.
Thompson took her first loss of the season. Only two of the five runs allowed were earned. She struck out 11 and allowed four hits.