PRYOR - Nick Jones gave Miami the shot in the arm that was needed.
The sophomore right-hander throttled Checotah, hurling the Wardogs’ third shutout of the season, a 7-0 decision in the fifth place game of the Pryor Invitational.
Jones went the distance here Saturday, tossing a two-hit shutout. He struck out four strikeouts and walked four.
Checotah stranded four runners over the course of the game.
The Wardogs travel to Jay today for a Verdigris Valley Conference rematch. MHS routed the Bulldogs 21-4 when the teams met in Miami a week ago.
Miami jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning then bumped it to 2-0 in the third.
A four-run rally in the fourth helped MHS break the game open.
James Pickens led off with a double, then Michael Anderson singled. Pickens scored when Grant Longcrier grounded out. Brett Abell drove in Anderson then Nick Henson picked up a RBI with a base hit. He scored moments later on an error.
Miami’s final run came in the sixth when Henson singled, stole second and third and scored when Jones grounded out to short.
Abell had a single and double and Henson had two singles as part of a nine-hit Miami attack.
Jones and Pickens had a double each while Anderson, Jordan Simons and DH Ethan Wilson added singles.