Host Eagles stack up runs in class A sweep of Waurika
Wilson keeps flying
WILSON —Wilson took control in the first game of its district series with Waurika. Then it just got more out of its offense.
The battle of Eagles saw Wilson finish the day with 30 hits and post 7-2 and 18-10 wins in a Class A best-of-three district softball series on Thursday. That advances Wilson to the regional tournament; regional pairings will be released Monday.
Paige Reed (14-4) was in the circle for both victories, striking out six in the first game and following that with seven Ks in the second. She went 3-for-3 and batted in two runs in the first game.
Wilson (16-4) scored 10 runs in the top of the fourth inning of game 2 to break a 1-all tie, although Waurika pulled within 11-9 after five innings.
“About the fourth inning, pitchers got tired, it got hot, and both teams started hitting the ball,” Wilson coach Scott Hartman said. “Lots of hard-hit balls.”
Brittany Shepard was 6-for-7 batting for the series, hitting two doubles and batting in five runs in the second game (4-for-5). Mallory Shepherd scored two runs and was 2-for-3 in the first game, Kelsey Yanez hit 4-for-4 after going 1-for-3 in the second game, Rachel Cain was 3-for-5 with two RBI in the second game, Daylynn Black tripled in a 2-for-4 second game and Megan Derryberry hit 3-for-5 with a run scored in game 2.
4A: Marlow 3-4, Dickson 1-3
MARLOW —At the Outlaw softball field, the Dickson Comets dropped both their games to Marlow and saw their season come to an end. The Outlaws defeated Dickson 3-1 in the first game and bounced back to claim a 4-3 victory in the final contest.
Attempts to obtain statistics were unsuccessful.
3A: Pauls Valley 7-2, Madill 5-6
PAULS VALLEY —At the Panther softball field, Madill dropped their first game to the Panthers 7-5 in 8 innings but rebounded to stay alive in their district series with a 6-2 victory over Pauls Valley.
The rubber game is to be played this afternoon at 2 p.m.
Pauls Valley took a 3-0 lead to the fourth in the first game, but the Wildcats knotted the game at 3-all in the fourth. The Panthers got a run in the fifth and another in the seventh. But Madill struck for two in the bottom of the seventh to send the game to extra innings.
Pauls Valley pushed across two in the top of the eighth, and the Wildcats were unable to answer. Kenna Self got a double for Madill.
The Wildcats (19-10) struck for three in the top of the second and never trailed in the second game. They added three insurance runs in the sixth. The Panthers got a run in the second and another in the fourth.
Mary Kate McKay was the pitcher of record for Madill in both games.
2A: Silo 8-10, Davis 4-9
SILO — At the Rebel softball field Davis lost both of its district games against Silo to finish the season.
The Rebels took the first game 8-4 and hung on for a 10-9 victory in the final contest. Full statistics were not available.
B: Thackerville 7, Turner 4; Ryan 11, Turner 3
THACKERVILLE —The Turner Falcons saw their 2008 softball season come to an end Thursday after falling to Thackerville 7-4 and to Ryan 11-3 in a 6-inning, run-rule contest.
Thackerville was leading Ryan 6-0 in the fifth of their first play-off game. Play will resume today, and the first team to win two will advance to regionals. The loser’s season will be over with two losses.
2A: Marietta 2-9, Kingston 1-1
KINGSTON — Marietta survived a nine-inning battle with Kingston and then blew out the Redskins to advance out of a Class 2A series.
Dakota Ingram threw 10 strikeouts in each game to lead Marietta (4-14). She hit 2-for-3 and 3-for-4, and Kali Pena and LaPresha Willis each hit 2-for-4 in the second game; Willis also batted in three runs.
“I just think we put the ball into play the first game, but we made some baserunning errors,” Marietta coach Harry Jessie said. “The last two or three games, we hit it better. We put it into play.”
Marietta had a 1-0 lead in the first inning of game 1, then Kingston tied it in the bottom of the sixth.
Chassity Crowley went 2-for-4 in the first game for Kingston.
A: Turner still alive
CANEY — The Turner Falcons stayed alive after losing their first game 9-4 to Coleman, they rebounded to defeat Bennington 9-2.
The Falcons will take on the loser of Thursday night’s Coleman/Bennington game today at 1 p.m.