Knowing they were heavily favored to claim the district title on Thursday, the No. 6 Turner Lady Falcons did just that. And they did it in style.

Knowing they were heavily favored to claim the district title on Thursday, the No. 6 Turner Lady Falcons did just that. And they did it in style.

THS put together three run-rule victories, sweeping aside the competition as they claimed the district championship at Lady Falcon Field, punching a ticket to the regional tournament next week.


Opening round

Turner 16 Ryan 0 F/3

There was no messing around in the opening game as Turner needed just three innings to defeat the Ryan Cowgirls Thursday morning.

Ryleigh Parker and Tracy McGill (2) each hit RBI doubles to give the Lady Falcons an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first. Chole Tynes made it 4-0 with an RBI groundout to end the inning.

Jacey Henry struck in the second as she launched a three-run home run to right field, putting Turner on top 7-0.

RBI singles from Rylee Carter and McGill helped put the Lady Falcons up 10-0. Sandwiched in between those was Ryleigh Parker scoring on a throwing error off a ground ball hit by Tynes.

All Willis made it 11-0 with an RBI single to left to end the scoring in the second.

Shyanne Parker made it 14-0 with a two-RBI triple, which saw her score on the same play via throwing error.

Hillary Hill made it 15-0 with an RBI single to left, before Lauryn Banks finished the game with an RBI single.


Turner 14 Thackerville 1 F/3

Despite giving up the lead early, the Lady Falcons were able to eliminate the Lady Wildcats from Thackerville in their second game of the day in three innings.

The Lady Wildcats took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning when a run scored following a throwing error.

Turner responded with three runs in the bottom half of the inning. 

A solo home run from Jacey Henry, followed by RBI singles from Jaleigh Durst and Chole Tynes gave the Lady Falcons a 3-1 lead.

Rebecca Stevens made it 4-1 for Turner in the second with an RBI triple, before Shyanne Parker hit a sacrifice fly RBI, bringing the score to 5-1.

A three-run home run from Ryleigh Parker and an RBI single from Tynes finished the scoring in the second for the Lady Falcons.

Calli Hawkins got the third inning off to a flying start with a two-RBI triple to right field, before Shyanne Parker hit an RBI groundout to make it 12-1.

An RBI double from Durst followed by a walk-off RBI single from Kaylee Colston finished the game for Turner.


Championship game 

Turner 12 Ryan 0 F/3

Once again, the Lady Falcons needed the minimum of fuss to win the district championship, as Turner defeated the Ryan Cowgirls in three innings for the second time.

All 12 runs were scored in the first inning of the game.

RBI singles from Shyanne and Ryleigh Parker gave the Lady Falcons a 2-0 lead.

Tracy McGill made it 3-0 with an RBI double, before Chole Tynes slapped a two-RBI single to left field to make it 5-0.

Rebecca Stevens made it 6-0 with an RBI single, before a bases loaded walk to Jacey Henry scored Alli Willis. 

Shyanne Parker then hit a three-RBI triple to the outfield, before Ryleigh Parker made it 11-0 with an RBI triple of her own to the outfield. McGill finished the inning with her own RBI triple. 


Wilson Lady Eagles

In other district tournament slow pitch action, the Wilson Lady Eagles traveled to Caddo to take on Wynnewood and the host Lady Bruins.

After dropping their opening game against Wynnewood 9-1, the Lady Eagles pulled an upset winning over the No. 4 team in Class 3A in Caddo by a score of 10-9.

Wilson would then eliminate Wynnewood 14-9 to set up the district championship game with Caddo.

Unfortunately, the Lady Bruins eliminated the Lady Eagles 11-1 in the finale.


Madill Lady Wildcats

There was a shock however in the Class 5A ranks as the Madill Lady Wildcats upset the No. 13 Kingston Lady Redskins in their district tournament, winning the title Thursday afternoon at Kingston High School.

Madill won its opening game against Marietta 17-3, before losing to Kingston 12-11.

The Lady Wildcats rebounded and eliminated Marietta 9-5, before defeating the Lady Redskins 14-9 to set up the winner-take-all if necessary game. Madill won by a score of 2-1 to punch its ticket to the regional tournament.

“We played really well in our opening game and then came out flat the second game,” Madill coach Sean Runyan said. “We definitely picked it up in the last couple of games. I’m very pleased with how we hit the ball and played defense today.”


Ringling Lady Blue Devils

Not to be outdone, the Ringling Lady Blue Devils pulled an upset of their own in the Class 3A ranks on Thursday afternoon.

Ringling traveled to No. 10 Wayne to take on Elmore City-Pernell and the host Lady Bulldogs.

In the opening game, the Lady Blue Devils took down ECP, before getting a hard defeat 16-3 at the hands of Wayne.

Wayne would eliminate Elmore City-Pernell by a score of 8-0, leaving Ringling as the opposition for the district title.

Ringling would pull off the impossible, defeating the Lady Bulldogs 5-4, and 9-4 to claim the district title on the road.