Lone Grove starting pitcher Grant Harmon’s 12 strikeouts helped extend the Longhorns’ unblemished record, as Lone Grove defeated Kingston 6-1 on Thursday at Kingston High School.
Lone Grove, Class 4A’s No. 13 ranked team, scored two runs in the fourth inning to give it a 3-0 lead, sufficient insurance to improve its record to 5-0.
Christian Harrell singled to lead off the top of the fourth.
After he advanced to third on a double by Jacob Stewart, Terry Rowe drove him home with an RBI single. Harmon grounded out to shortstop to score Stewart, who advanced to third on Rowe’s base hit.
Kingston (1-1) scored its only run in the sixth, doing so without recording a hit.
Harmon allowed one hit in his complete game. He threw first-pitch strikes to 18 of 27 Kingston batters.
Offensively, Stewart led the Longhorns with a pair of hits, a single and double. Tanner Vernon drew a team-high three walks. Redskins’ pitchers issued seven walks.
Three of them scored, including Vernon, who stole home in the first frame to open the scoring.
Kingston batters drew two walks twice off Harmon, though neither of them scored.
Aaron Hamilton paced Lone Grove with a pair of RBIs.
Lone Grove will face Idabel and Broken Bow on Monday in the Southeastern Shootout at Broken Bow.
Ringling 8, Healdton 0
The Ringling Blue Devils remained undefeated with an 8-0 win over Healdton on Thursday.
Zeb Willis improved to 3-0 on the year with six inning one-hitter with seven strikeouts and one walk.
Ricky Lewis was 2-for-4 for Ringling with a double, one run and an RBI in the fifth inning. Ryan Lester went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and a RBI walk with the bases loaded in the sixth.
Tanner Richardson was 2-for-3 with a run and RBI single in the third inning. Trevor Richardson was 1-for-4 with a triple in the sixth inning.
Taylor Pybas had an RBI on a ground out in the first inning, and Austin Rogers had an RBI in the fourth inning on a fielder’s choice.
Ringling is 5-0 on the season and will host Thackerville at 1 p.m. Monday.
Plainview lost on the road against Duncan 12-4, and Sulphur lost to Marlow Central 8-6 on Thursday. Stats for both games were unavailable as of press time.