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McALESTER — Pryor’s five-game baseball winning streak came to a sudden and abrupt halt Friday at the McAlester 5A Shootout.
The No. 8 Tigers, who earlier in the week had rolled up 39 runs in two games in one day, could muster only one run against top-ranked Midwest City Albert and 13th-ranked Lawton MacArthur.
MacArthur took advantage of six Tigers errors and registered a 7-1 victory in a morning game.
Later in the day, Albert put together a 10-run third inning and walloped the Tigers, 12-0, shortening the game to five innings.
The Tigers scored in the first inning against MacArthur, when Stephen Faircloth plated Zack Hammock. But then Ryan Scheid slammed the door. He blanked the Tigers the rest of the way, scattering six hits, walking three and striking out five.
Hammock and Foster McCollough solved Scheid, each collecting two hits. Justin Thomas and Brett Mitchell each doubled.
The Highlanders, however, put together three two-run innings — in the second, third and fifth, while pushing across a single run in the fourth.
Kris Pennington led the way for the Highlanders, going 2-for-3, with two RBIs on a pair of doubles.
Hammock started for the Tigers and was relieved by Kelvin Grubbs in the fifth.
Against Albert, the Tigers managed just three hits — by Mitchell, Faircloth and McCollough — and became the Titans’ fifth-straight victim.
After taking a 2-0 lead in the first, the Titans sent 14 batters to the plate in the third.
Chevin Noone had a two-run double in the inning and Steve Thompson contributed a two-run single. Two other Titans also had two RBIs each.
Seth Blanton went the distance for the Titans, striking out five. The Tigers used three pitchers, Mason Walkingstick, Conley Ledoux and Grubbs.
The Titans upped their record to 26-3.
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