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– BY MICHAEL KNIGHT

Who: Claremore (27-8) VS Shawnee (39-0)

What: Class 5A State Championship

When: Saturday @ 2PM

Where: Yukon High School

Last Meeting: Shawnee Won 10-2 On April 20, 2017

The biggest storyline going into Saturday’s championship clash will without a doubt be Shawnee’s pursuit of perfection. Claremore will look to play spoiler as they clash with two-time defending champion Shawnee. The Wolves have won 51 consecutive games and are a perfect 39-0 this season. The two teams met less than a month ago in the McAlester Shootout which always features the best teams in 5A baseball. The Wolves won that match-up 10-2 to open up tournament play. Shawnee is looking for the first perfect season in baseball since Owasso went undefeated in 2013. The Wolves dismantled Carl Albert 20-3 in the semifinals to reach the title game. Claremore shut out Coweta to reach their first title game since 2012.

Tale Of The Tape

Claremore Zebras

Record: (27-8)

Championships: 4 (1993, 1999, 2003, 2005)

Road To Championship Saturday
Quarterfinals: Beat Piedmont 8-5
Semifinals: Beat Coweta 2-0

Notable
Claremore is playing for the state championship for the first time since losing to Carl Albert in the 2012 and 2013 state championship games. The Zebras are looking for their first title since 2005. Claremore would punch their ticket to the state tournament with a walk off home run against Edison.

Shawnee Wolves

Record: (39-0)

Championships: 2 (2015, 2016)

Road To Championship Saturday
Quarterfinals: Beat Durant 4-1
Semifinals: Beat Carl Albert 20-3

Notable
Shawnee won a doubleheader on Friday to advance to Saturday’s championship game. Their first round game was delayed until Friday. Fatigue clearly wasn’t an issue as they dominated Carl Albert from start to finish in a 20-3 run rule victory. The Wolves’ lineup is loaded. Three players are batting over .500 this season.

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