Zebras win opening game of 2019 season

Winning pitcher Connor Dotson is congratulated for his win by head coach Jim Sherl.

Claremore opened the 2019 high school baseball season with a 9-3 win over Oologah Friday afternoon at Legendary Legion Field.

The game was played in 38 degree weather and there were more blankets in the stands than hits by both teams.

The Mustangs scored first in the third inning when Justin Ramsey reached base with a bunt single and later scored on a double by Kolten McCutchen. The Zebras took the lead in their half of the third. Two hits, two walks, a stolen base and error and a passed ball and a two RBI double by pitcher Cooper Dotson produced four runs.

Oologah tightened the game in the fifth inning to 4-3 on three singles by Ramsey, McCutchen and Hayden Robertson.

Claremore answered again in their half of the fifth when the Zebras batted around. Four walks, two errors and a hit produced five runs.

Dotson was the starting pitcher and winner for Claremore. He went four innings with Tristian Hampton going three innings of relief. Devin Holmes took the loss for the Mustangs.

The game marked the beginning of the 72nd season of baseball at Legendary Legion Field.

6-A power, Owasso won the second game of the day at Legion Field, 10-0 over the Mustangs.

Due to the cold temperatures earlier this week, the next Zebra games will be Thursday at 4:30 against Tulsa Hale and Friday at 4:30 pm against Claremore Sequoyah. Both game at Legion Field.

Oologah 001-020-0 3-6-3

Claremore 004-050-x 9-3-1

Holmes, Robertson (5) and Smith LP Holmes (0-1)

Dotson, Hampton (5) and Hampton and Gettinger (5) WP Dotson (1-0)