JAY — Miami collected a season-best run total and hits, but still was unable to break through to get its first win.

Jay notched an 8-5 over the Wardogs in a District 4A-5 baseball game here Monday, March 12.

The five runs were the first of the season for the Wardogs, who had been shut out in their first three games.

They had 10 hits against Jay, but had managed only three total in the previous three games.

The Bulldogs (3-0) got three runs in each of the first two innings, but Miami trimmed the deficit to 6-4 in the fifth.

Jay got two insurance runs in the bottom of the fifth.

MHS pushed across its final run in the top of the seventh.

Conner Womack went 3-for-4 with three RBIs for the Wardogs.

Yoshihiro Shinzato delivered two singles.

Brad Hartman doubled and Brant Morris, Drew Williams, Nate Ward and Gabe McCleary each had a single.

Jay finished with 11 hits, including five doubles.

Kobe Sixkiller had three singles and Jett Gibe chipped in with two base hits.

Morris pitched the first two innings for Miami, yielding five hits and six runs (only one earned) with one walk and three strikeouts.

Hunter Hartman finished up, allowing six hits and two runs. He walked one.

Jay’s Mason Weems struck out 11 and walked four.

Next: The teams played the second of their district home-and-home series Tuesday, March 13. Miami hosts Vinita Thursday, March 15.