CLAREMORE - Miami dropped both of its games in the Claremore Festival Saturday, falling to Mannford 10-5 and Claremore 4-0.
“We went from a soft lefty with Mannford (Brian Hoggatt) to a hard righty with Claremore (Austin Brown),” Miami coach Chris Mercer said in a text. “We hit some balls hard against Claremore, just right at people.”
Hoggatt, who stung the Wardogs during Mannford’s 52-35 win in a Class 4A basketball regional game at Catoosa, struck out four and worked around seven hits, three walks, a hit batter and an error to get the win in the first game.
Brown fanned 10 and walked four while blanking Miami on only one hit.
The key blow in the Mannford game was a three-run homer by Terrell in the fifth that gave the Pirates a 5-2 lead.
They broke the game open in the sixth with a five-run rally.
Miami 91-2) made an effort to get back into the game in the sixth when it scored its final two runs.
Kyle Jolley ripped an RBI double to right, then Cole Young singled to almost the same spot.
However, Hoggatt got out of trouble when he got Nick Perry to ground into a double play, then retired the side in order in the seventh.
Ty Mercer had two singles for the Wardogs, who also got singles from Perry and Spencer Neal.
A.J. Gambill suffered the loss. He struck out six and allowed three hits in five innings. Richard Bearskin and Sam Neal finished up.
In the game with Claremore, Gambill had Miami’s only hit, a two-out single in the fourth inning.
The Dogs’ had a runner at first with one out in the first, but Brown got the next two batters. He retired 10 straight before Gambill singled.
Claremore scored three runs in the third inning then added a final tally in the fourth.
Young pitched the first inning and faced the first three batters in the second before yielding to Nick Allen.
Miami faced Locust Grove Tuesday then travels to Muskogee Friday for a single varsity game with Hilldale.