Chickasha scored in every inning but the second, paced by 3-4 hitters Tristian Watkins and Tori Smith, and Ardmore gave up six runs in the top of the sixth to fall 14-2 on Thursday.


Chickasha scored in every inning but the second, paced by 3-4 hitters Tristian Watkins and Tori Smith, and Ardmore gave up six runs in the top of the sixth to fall 14-2 on Thursday.

Chickasha jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the top of the first and capitalized on four Ardmore errors over the course of the run-rule contest. Smith was 3-for-5 with three doubles and an RBI and Watkins was 2-for-4 with three RBIs for the Fighting Chicks (6-2).

Bri Hoskins pitched the complete game five-hitter for Chickasha, striking out five and walking two. Lindsay James threw 3 2/3 innings for Ardmore, striking out four and walking two.

Katelyn Hartman hit an RBI single in the bottom of third to cut Ardmore’s deficit to 5-2, but the Fighting Chicks outscored the Tigers 9-0 over the next three innings.

In the top of the fourth, Tawn Neidy advanced to third on a misplay in left field, and with two outs Smith delivered an RBI double off the third-base bag. Kelsee Crawford followed with a single to drive in Smith for the 7-2 lead.

Hoskins retired the side in the next two innings, Brooklyn Burns added an RBI single in the top of the fifth and Chickasha sent 11 to the plate in the decisive sixth inning.

With one out, Chickasha strung together six consecutive hits. Smith started the flurry with a double, Crawford drove her in with a single, Brook Cooper singled and Madison Snyder laced her second double of the game to the wall in center field for two RBIs and an 11-2 advantage.

Hoskins followed with an RBI single, Neidy drove in Karlye Webel, who reached via a single, and Watkins closed the scoring with an RBI hit.
Neidy led Chickasha with three hits, while Crawford, Snyder and Neidy each drove in two runs.

Ardmore’s Kimiko Fritts scored the Tigers first run on a passed ball in the top of the first after leading off the game with a triple. She had to leave the game in the bottom of the sixth after injuring her knee in an attempt to beat out a throw to first base.

Destinee Howell, Katie Cronemeyer, Hartman and Victoria Myers had a hit apiece for Ardmore (0-4). Fritts and Howell each scored a run for the Tigers.

Erik K. Horne
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