Committing seven errors certainly didn’t help Stillwater’s cause Wednesday.

Westmoore took advantage of each mistake and escaped with a 13-11 victory against the Pioneers at Couch Park.

“It was a tough game for us,” said Pure Prairie League coach J.T. Severe. “We got down but we kept fighting and that’s why I’m proud of this team. We had a lot of fight in us (Wednesday).”

The Jaguars scored five runs in the top of the first inning off of four Stillwater errors. The Pioneers trailed by just a run, 5-4, in the second when center fielder Luke Murray hit an RBI single that drove in third baseman Garrett Callaham.

Brandon Onley scored the tying run in the third after hitting the first of his two doubles. He finished 2-for-5 with three runs scored Wednesday.

Westmoore posted four runs in the fourth and took a 9-5 lead before Stillwater made things interesting again. Chris Armstrong blasted a three-run home run to left in the bottom of the inning and the Pioneers trailed, 9-8.

However, two more Stillwater errors in the sixth led to four more runs for the Jaguars. Most of the Pioneers’ errors were committed in the infield.

“(Infield defense) was less than stellar (Wednesday),” Severe said. “We made some errors that hurt us but we still had the chance to win. We really didn’t let those errors affect us at the plate.”

Walker Clarke and Onley each hit RBI doubles in the bottom of the sixth to bring the Pioneers within two, 13-11, but they were unable to catch a break in the seventh.

Justin Ebert led Stillwater offensively as he went 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. Ebert also started on the mound for the Pioneers but was relieved by Armstrong in the fourth after going 32⁄3 innings.

“Our pitchers did a good job of keeping us in the game,” Severe said. “(Ebert) threw pretty well and (Armstrong) also did a good job.”

Up next for the Pioneers (13-5) will be the Skiatook 18-Under Wooden Bat Tournament this weekend.

“It should be a lot of fun,” Severe added. “I expect us to go up (to Skiatook) with the intention of playing hard and winning first place. We’ve talked a lot about winning championships this summer but we haven’t got one yet. So we’d like the chance (this weekend) to be champions.”

In the earlier game, the Stillwater junior varsity-2 squad fell to Moore, 7-5. The Pioneers trailed, 4-1, before they retaliated in the bottom of the sixth.

Stillwater scored four runs off of two errors to take a 5-4 advantage, but the Lions had the last laugh as they put up three runs in the top of the seventh to steal the victory. Dustin Cowens went 2-for-4 with a double to lead the Pioneers at the plate.

The JV-2 squad will travel to Moore this weekend for a junior varsity tournament.



Pure Prairie League

Westmoore 13, Stillwater 11

Wes 500 404 0—13 14 2

Stw 041 303 0—11 11 7

(W) Finn, Morrow (3), Proctor (7) and Cavazos. (S) Ebert, Armstrong (4), McClellan (7) and Clarke. SV-Proctor. HR-(S) Armstrong. 2B-(W) Lasiter, Buihner; (S) Onley 2, Murray, Clarke.



Moore 7, Stillwater JV-2, 5

Moo 002 020 3—7 8 4

Stw 100 004 0—5 8 3

(M) Bueltner and Lambert. (S) Ward, Chuculate (5) and Sullivan. 2B-Cowens.

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