“It was two clubs who battled hard, and today was their day,” Pryor coach Gerald Osborne said.
“We start three freshman and four sophomores, and they play their guts out.”
Green led the Buffs with three hits, while Mullins and Baugh each had two. The bottom four hitters in McAlester’s lineup — Baugh, McBride, Meadows, Michael Hyden and Sontag, who pinch-hit for Hyden — got on base 10 times in 15 trips to the plate.
“For us to be effective ... it can’t be one guy every night,” Bond said. “It can’t be our three-hole, our leadoff guy, every night, because we need production everywhere. That’s why you have nine guys going to the plate. It’s not so they can do something else — it’s so they can help the team win in some way.”
Splitting its two games, McAlester moved to 13-12. Pryor moved to 14-10.
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