DEL CITY — In a battle of two of the top team in Class 5A, No. 4 Shawnee scored a single run in every inning to edge No. 9 Ada 6-4 Saturday at the Bill Tipton Classic hosted by Carl Albert.

Coach Ronny Johns’ club fell to 15-10 after losing four of five games in the rugged tournament field. Shawnee improved to 19-6.

Trailing 2-0, Ada got its first run of the game in the top of the third when Alex Leach led off with a double, Philip Tweedy was hit by a pitch and Clint Bowker hit an RBI single. But Ada would strand the two baserunners.

Shawnee led 4-1 when Ada touched pitcher Gunner Wright for another run. Designated hitter Riley Keith started things off when he was beaned, went to second on a sacrifice bunt by Leach and moved to third on a hit by Josh Balch.

Tweedy pushed the run home with an RBI groundout but again Ada left a base runner in scoring position.

“We left runners in scoring position in every inning but two. We just didn’t get the big hit when we needed it today,” Johns said.

Ada tried to rally from a 6-2 deficit in the seventh when Tweedy walked and Clint Bowker doubled to put runners on second and third. Chase Sanders hit and RBI single and Ty Gower drove in a run via a groundout before the late comeback effort stalled.

Wright earned the mound win while Chase Sanders (x-x) — pitching on two days’ rest — was the hard-luck loser.

Ada out-hit Shawnee 7-6 with Balch and Bowker both getting two hits each..

The Cougars will try to get back on the winning track Monday when they host rival Ardmore at 5 p.m. at Cougar Field.