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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Kingston rides Wells, Woodward to district title

  • On the crest of a red-hot wave of play, the Kingston Redskins showed they aren't going anywhere, winning a tiebreaking district series finale 3-2 against the Davis Wolves on Friday to advance to the Class 3A regionals.
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  • On the crest of a red-hot wave of play, the Kingston Redskins showed they aren't going anywhere, winning a tiebreaking district series finale 3-2 against the Davis Wolves on Friday to advance to the Class 3A regionals.
    "This bunch here has been together for three years, and they've worked their tails off," Kingston coach Mark Wells said. "They did that to get to this point, and you see how much joy they have and what this means to them."
    Mikayla Wells was once again sensational in the circle for Kingston, throwing a complete seven innings and allowing just six hits and one run while striking out five. Her final strikeout was her biggest, as she punched out Davis catcher Casady Webb to finish off the Wolves.
    "I knew she was a great hitter and I just had to hit my spots with confidence," Wells said. "The last pitch was pretty close to the best one I've thrown this year."
    Kingston (21-12) trailed 2-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, but an RBI single from Rachel Adkins and a groundout from Sabrina Slatton pushed across the tying runs.
    In the bottom of the sixth, Raylee Woodward came through for the Redskins in a big way, hitting a single up the middle that scored Jaci Beal to put Kingston ahead.
    "It was awesome, because I hadn't hit very good in the game," Woodward said. "But I managed to find a hole."
    Wells closed out the seventh in 1-2-3 fashion for her 20th win of the season. Through the 21 innings of the district series against Davis, the coach's daughter allowed just 14 hits and five earned runs against one of the strongest hitting lineups in southern Oklahoma.
    "She's gotten ahead, worked ahead, and done just about everything right," her father said. "She's been our rock, and I told her we're going to go as far as she takes us."
    Spencer White
    221-6527

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