5A State Baseball
Pryor is 3 games away from a State Title. Pryor has played three of the five other teams in the State Bracket this year already. MacArthur and Carl Albert are the teams Pryor hasn't faced. Pryor has beaten Coweta twice. They lost to Claremore in the Tiger/Zebra Classic. The Tigers have beaten Durant twice and lost once. Pryor faced Durant at the McAlester Shootout and won 6-3 with extra innings. They split the regular season games with Durant. Pryor also lost to Shawnee in the McAlester Shootout 5-7.
Their first game is Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in Yukon against Carl Albert.
Pryor is currently 26-8. Their losses are to 6A Sapulpla (3-5), in game 5 of the season, Leon Florida (1-4) and Barlett Tennessee (5-6) in the Aggie Classic during Spring Break, 5A Claremore (2-4) during the Tiger/Zebra Classic, 5A Durant on the road (2-4), 5A Shawnee (5-7) during the McAlester Shootout, 5A Bishop Kelley (5-10) on the road and 5A Edison Prep (4-7) at home. Durant, Edison Prep and Bishop Kelley were the only loses for the Tigers in District play. They beat Glenpool (5-1), and McAlester twice (6-0 & 5-3) at the Regional Tournament to earn their state bid. Three teams that Pryor has chalked up a loss to are also looking for the 5A State Title.
Carl Albert is 19-18 for the season, In their district, Carl Albert lost to MacArthur twice (1-3, 0-5) and split with Duncan (4-3, 0-1). Carl Albert also faced Shawnee in April and lost by a run 5-6. Carl Albert also had three strong wins in Regionals, Noble (17-3) and El Reno twice ( 12-4 & 14-0) to earn their State bid.
Shawnee is an unbeaten 5A team (37-0). They will play Durant at 7 p.m. Thursday in Yukon.
Durant is 23-13. In their district, Durant split with Edison Prep (0-5 & 7-2), split with Tahlequah (9-5 & 5-8), split with Pryor (4-2 & 6-8), lost twice to Bishop Kelley (7-15 & 4-9) and split with McAlester (3-4 & 11-4). Durant beat Bishop McGuiness (15-2) and Tahlequah twice (2-0 & 9-8) in the Regional Tournament to earn their State bid.
The winner of Pryor/Carl Albert will play the winner of Shawnee/Durant, Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Yukon.
In the other half of the bracket are Claremore with a record of 25-8, Piedmont with a record of 23-15, Coweta with a record of 15-18 and MacArthur with a record of 26-10.
Claremore's only regular season district loss was to Collinsville. They split with the Cardinals 0-2 & 3-1. Claremore beat Memorial (10-0) and Edison Prep twice (5-0 & 2-1) at the Regional Tournament to earn their state bid.
Piedmont's only two loses in regular season district games was to Shawnee, twice 0-10 and 0-5. Piedmont fought through 5 games in the Regional Tournament to make it into the State Bracket. They beat Ardmore 5-0, lost to Duncan 0-6, faced and beat Ardmore 8-1 and had to beat Duncan twice 6-0 & 5-0 to advance.
Coweta fell to Durant twice (0-3 & 1-3), lost to Pryor twice (4-5 & 4-6), split with Bishop Kelley (3-6 & 8-2), lost McAlester (2-12), lost to Edison Prep twice (1-2 in extra innings, & 0-5) in regular season district games. They beat Skiatook (11-0) and Bishop Kelley twice (9-0 & 10-2) in the Regional Tournament to make it to State.
MacArthur has split with Duncan (4-14 & 4-3), split with Eisenhower (6-8, 9-1) and split with El Reno (3-0 & 6-7) during regular season district games. They beat Woodward (15-4) and split with Eisenhower (5-7 & 11-9) at the Regional Tournament to earn a place in the state bracket.
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