PRYOR - The AA Travelers kept their state championship hopes alive with a pair of victories on Friday.

Woodward, 39-27, is assured of no worse than a third place finish at state.

After scoring just four runs in their first two games, the AA Travelers got the offense rolling on Friday, beating Bartlesville 8-0 in five innings, then bouncing Claremore 10-2 also in five innings.

Woodward will play the loser of a game between host Pryor and Ponca City today at 3 p.m. A win would put the AA Travelers in the finals tonight at 7 p.m. If the AA Travelers win that one, a second championship game would be played Sunday.

Braden Hunt no-hit Bartlesville for the second time this season and the AA Travelers scored all eight of their runs in the first two innings.

In the opening frame, Ross Royal drew a one-out walk, Kevin Hajny singled and Hunt walked. Skipper Lumley and Braden Todd walked to bring in runs and Trevor Julian was hit by a pitch to make it 3-0. Mitchell Killgo then singled home two runs.

In the second inning, walks to Hajny, Lumley and Todd loaded the bases. Julian’s ground out brought in one run and Killgo doubled home two more.

In the Claremore game, the AA Travelers scored in four of the five innings, finishing things off with a four-run fifth frame.

Woodward scored three in the first inning as Marc White singled, Royal walked, Hunt singled in a run, Lumley hit a sacrifice fly and Todd singled home a run.

Jesse Shipp walked and scored on White’s ground out in the second inning.

In the third frame, Todd drew a walk and Killgo delivered a two-run homer.

Claremore scored its only two runs in the third inning.

In the fifth, Hunt was hit by a pitch and Lumley walked. Todd drove in both with a single. Killgo drew a walk and Clay Camp’s two-run single ended the game.

Julian pitched all five innings for the win, striking out six and giving up four hits.

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