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  • Lady Wolves roll in tourney opener

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  • DAVIS — Sophomore pitcher Macie Buckaloo threw a no-hitter, Casady Webb hit a solo home run to left-center field, and the Davis Lady Wolves defeated Wynnewood 4-0 on Thursday.
    Davis (2-0) advances to the semifinal round of its own tournament, where it will play Tupelo today at 4 p.m.
    Buckaloo dominated in the circle for Davis, inducing groundouts to retire the first five Savage hitters. 
    She earned her first strikeout to end the second inning — the first of her seven Ks on the night.
    The game was called one out into the top of the sixth due to the two-hour time limit.
    Still, a no-hitter is a noteworthy accomplishment.
    “It doesn’t matter when it happens,” Davis coach David Griffin said. “It’s special. Early too, because you’re still trying to get as good as you can be.
    “It was a really good accomplishment to get a no-hitter. It’s always good for the team, too, the morale and things like that.”
    Buckaloo discussed her feat with modesty.
    “I could’ve done a lot of things a little better,” she said, “hitting my spots a little bit more.
    “Luck comes with a lot of it. My defense played really good behind me. I did miss some, but I guess it was just luck of the draw: Swinging at some bad pitches, which should’ve been my fault, (I) should’ve kept ‘em down, but they helped me out a bunch.”
    Buckaloo elevated a few pitches, but Wynnewood hitters were either late, or got under them to foul them back.
    Freshman Sydney Martin drove in the game’s first run with an RBI groundout. She was also perfect in all her chances defensively.
    As a team, Davis did not commit an error.
    “They played well tonight,” Griffin said. “I tried some things that I don’t normally do. I do it early in the season, kind of testing what we can and can’t do. It was about .500.”
    Namely, the Lady Wolves were aggressive on the bases. On a passed ball, Jolie Romine took second, and slid safely into third.
    Freshman Joden Snyder drove her home with a sacrifice fly, giving Davis a 3-0 lead.
    On the next pitch, Webb clobbered a ball, which easily cleared the fence in left-center.
    “I learned a lot tonight about my players in different situations,” Griffin said. “That’s what you want early in the season, and I liked what I saw.”

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