The Plainsmen scored 11 runs on five hits and had five earned runs. Eight of Shawnee’s runs were earned on eight hits but five errors cost them.

SHAWNEE – It had to happen eventually. The Shawnee baseball team opened up their season at home Friday and with it saw a 52-game win streak come to an end with an 11-10 loss to Enid. It was the Wolves’ first loss since April 12, 2016.

The Plainsmen scored 11 runs on five hits and had five earned runs. Eight of Shawnee’s runs were earned on eight hits but five errors cost them.

“I think it’s just sometimes a lack offocus,” coach Kevin Paxson said. “We’re missing routine plays and sometimes I think we’re not focused when that happens.”

Things started well enough.

Kade Self drove in Shawnee’s first run of the season with a fielder’s choice

to short that allowed him to reach base and Scout Cawvey to make his way home. Austin Wood came home on another fielder’s choice by Jacob Hill and the Wolves took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of 

the first.

But chinks in the armor started appearing in the third as two walks and an error loaded the bases and Enid got a couple home on a walk and wild pitch to tie it up.

Creed Killgore tied it back up at 4 in the bottom of the inning and the backand- forth that made up the majority of the game continued.

Brandon Eropkin walked his first two batters faced in the top of the fourth before being replaced by Carson Payne but four runs on one hit gave Enid their first lead of the game, 6-4. Killgore came up big again in the bottom of the inning with a three-run, bases loaded double, Cawvey hit an RBI groundout and Louis Villalobos scored on a wild pitch to retake a 9-6 lead.

A two-run single from Bradan Pierce shortened Enid’s deficit to one run and the Plainsmen took an 11-9 lead in the top of the sixth. Conner Gore and Hayden Priest each drove in a run in the frame and another

scored on a balk from Austin Wood.

Self got one back with a sacrifice to center to bring home Cawvey in the bottom half of the sixth and Austin Gonzales nearly drove in the tying run but was robbed of the opportunity in center for the third out. The Wolves went three up and three down in the seventh.

Killgore was 2-4 with a double and drove in 5 runs to lead Shawnee and Wood was 2-3 – he and Cawvey each scored twice. Self was 1-3 and drove in two runs.

Wood was handed the loss on the bump after giving up three runs on four hits and walking two batters. Eropkin got the start and gave up four runs without a hit and walked eight. Payne walked two and allowed four runs in two innings.

Colby Jarnigan got the win for Enid. Brett Russell gave up eight runs on six hits, struck out six and walked five in four innings pitched for the Plainsmen.

Shawnee is back in action today at Owasso.