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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Turner takes tournament title at Calera

  • On Saturday, Turner had to beat Kiowa twice to win the Calera tournament.


    After a three-day gauntlet of games, the Falcons wouldn’t go home empty handed.


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  • On Saturday, Turner had to beat Kiowa twice to win the Calera tournament.
    After a three-day gauntlet of games, the Falcons wouldn’t go home empty handed.
    Senior Taylor Foster threw a six-inning shutout in championship game 1, then turned around to hold Kiowa to seven hits in game 2, leading Turner to the tournament title on Saturday.
    The first championship game, a 6-0 victory, came after the Falcons played seven games in a three-day stretch. In the 5-4 championship victory, Foster held Kiowa scoreless in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, as Turner built up a 5-3 lead it wouldn’t relinquish.
    Foster tossed every pitch of the tournament for the Falcons, who left Calera with an 8-1 record, their only setback coming in a 7-6 loss to Bennington on Thursday.
    “You couldn’t ask for a better performance than what she gave us,” Turner coach Shane Hill said. “That’s what happens when you have a girl with some guts out there.”
    In the first championship game, Turner went ahead 4-0 in the first inning, highlighted by Sierra Parker’s three-run triple. Foster added two hits behind her performance in the circle.
    In the final game, Conner Harmon, who played catcher in every game, had two hits, including a double, and Allie Foster tripled.
    Hill said the Falcons’ strong play has carried over from summer softball.
    “We just came off of playing in Tishomingo this summer, and we played pretty good this summer in the league,” he said. “The young kids have stepped up and contributed. It’s a lot better to play good early than start slow.”
    Turner plays at Wilson on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
    Turner 9, Calera 1
    Against host team Calera, Harmon continued her tear at the plate with a triple and two RBIs.
    Andi McGill added two hits, and Foster only gave up two hits over five innings.
    Turner plated seven runs in the second inning.
    Turner 6, Marietta 2
    In a 6-2 win over rival Marietta, Foster gave up three hits over six innings, with six strikeouts and three walks. She chipped in with two hits and an RBI at the plate.
    Harmon had a home run, a triple and two runs batted in, and Kayla Hurst added two hits for the Falcons.
    Turner 9, Wilson 5
    Perri McGill drove in three runs on two hits, as Turner topped Wilson on Saturday.
    Andi McGill and Allie Foster each drove in two runs, and Harmon doubled and drove in a run.
    Friday
    Turner 9, Coleman 2
    Andi McGill had a team-best five RBIs, and the Falcons scored six runs in the second inning against Coleman.
    Page 2 of 2 - Bree Hallum and Andi McGill each had two hits.
    Turner 20, Achille 0
    Harmon hit two home runs, a triple and drove in nine runs in a 20-0 blowout of Achille.
    Andi McGill and Allie Foster each had two hits for the Falcons.
    Taylor Foster tossed her first no-hitter of the year in three innings, striking out five and walking none.
    Thursday
    Bennington 7, Turner 6
    The Falcons’ only loss of the tournament came to Bennington, 7-6, on Thursday.
    Andi McGill had two doubles and drove in three runs in the loss. Harmon drew three intentional walks.
    Turner 11, Caddo 0
    Against Caddo in the opening game, Taylor Foster struck out two and walked two in four innings, allowing only one hit.
    Perri McGill was 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and four runs batted in.

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