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  • Davis, Turner return to HOF stadium

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  • A return to state for Davis softball comes on the slowpitch scene this time.
    Davis missed out on the fastpitch state tournament in the fall, but in 2011-12, Davis qualified for state in both fastpitch and slowpitch softball. Many of those same players are on the team headed to ASA Hall of Fame Stadium with an eye on the title.
    The top eye in the batter's box belongs to Casady Webb. The sophomore leads Davis in numerous categories including home runs (7), runs batted in (53), average (.763) and on-base percentage (.750).
    Webb and freshman Jaycee Sanders (.560 avg., 6 HR, 40 R) have combined to hit 13 of Davis' 19 homers. As a team, Davis is batting .458.
    "We've got everyone back healthy now," Griffin said of the return of Skye Martin, who is hitting .491 for the Wolves, but was hospitalized last week for pneumonia and missed regionals. "For her, being a senior, I'm glad for her. Everybody's doing well right now."
    The Wolves (20-4) enter state as the 4A regional consolation champions. Davis won two of three in Tushka last week, beating Wister 9-4 in the consolation championship to advance.
    Davis opens Wednesday's state tournament against Liberty. In the 2012 slowpitch state tournament, Davis lost to eventual champion Dale 29-2 in the semifinals.
    Dale is the top seed on the other side of the eight-team bracket.
    "If we get lucky enough to win that, we get another chance at Dale, and we haven't forgotten how they beat us last year," Griffin said. "You never know in slowpitch. I'm looking at it as one upset at at time.
    "The luckiest one wins, and we're hoping to be that team."
    Turner core takes its bow in OKC
    Turner softball is in the Class 2A state tournament for the first time in three seasons, when the core seniors Conner Harmon and Taylor Foster were just freshmen.
    Since then, Turner athletes have qualified for two state tournaments in basketball, two in golf and the state tournament today in Oklahoma City.
    "We feel fortunate to play state in two sports this year.," Turner coach Shane Hill said. "It says a lot of our girl athletes.
    "If we had badminton we might make state in that. I know if we did, they'd try hard."
    Binger-Oney enters as the No. 1 seed, but like Davis in Class 4A, Turner has to win two games before meeting the top team in the championship.
    Hill thinks the draw fares well for the Falcons, who lead off with Barnsdall in the quarterfinals today.
    "I think we got a pretty good draw," Hill said. "I think the quality of the teams we play around here is at a high, so that will go a long ways for us."
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