RINGLING — There’s no better place to clinch a district title than on your home field.

RINGLING — There’s no better place to clinch a district title than on your home field.

The No. 12 Ringling Lady Blue Devils have become used to this trend in recent years, and it continued on Thursday afternoon.

RHS managed to fight its way through the Waurika Lady Eagles and the Wilson Lady Eagles, sweeping both teams as the Lady Blue Devils clinched another district title at the Ringling Softball Field, advancing to the Class A regional tournament next week.

In the opening game of the tournament, the Wilson Lady Eagles managed to take down Waurika by a score of 13-1.

Wilson scored a run in the bottom of the first when Bethani Ross slapped an RBI single, followed by six more runs in the second inning.

Katelynn Hacker hit an RBI triple in the inning, with Taylor O’Steen slapping an RBI double in the inning as well.

Ivy O’Steen and Courtney Schiralli also scored in the inning via bases loaded walks.

Wilson added six more runs in the third inning to seal the victory.

 

Ringling 12
Waurika 0 F/3

Waurika was quickly eliminated when the Lady Blue Devils played their opening contest, sweeping aside the Lady Eagles in three innings.

RHS managed to score 12 runs in the first inning, holding Waurika to just one hit.

Presley Reid and Kassidy Perkins each finished with three RBI in the game for Ringling, followed by Karagan Cox with two, with Whitney Lester, Kelsea Thompson and Steelie Price all collecting one.

Rayme Tolliver collected the win on the mound for Ringling, throwing three innings. She allowed just one hit with four strikeouts and one walk in the game for the Lady Blue Devils against Waurika.

Ringling 12
Wilson 8

After a brief rest, Ringling took the field for the first game of the championship series against Wilson.

Despite taking an early lead, the Lady Eagles were eventually undone by a five run fifth inning by Ringling.

Wilson held a 2-0 lead in the third inning, before the Lady Blue Devils scored four in the fourth, while adding five more in the fifth. WHS plated three runs in the fifth to make it a 9-5 score.

Each team scored a run in the sixth, before Ringling added two more in the seventh. Wilson tried to rally with two runs of its own in the bottom of the seventh but was stopped.

Bethani Ross collected three RBI in the game for Wilson, with Makayla Raines notching a pair of RBI. Tucker Welch and Ivy O’Steen each collected an RBI.

Kelsea Thompson led Ringling with three RBI in the game, with Whitney Lester registering two RBI. 

Presley Reid, London Lewis, Kassidy Perkins and Steelie Price all had one RBI in the game. 

Rayme Tolliver got the win in the circle for Ringling throwing a complete game. She allowed eight earned runs on 15 hits with three strikeouts and one walk.

Destiny Colbert took the loss for Wilson, throwing 4 2/3 innings. She allowed nine earned runs on 11 hits with five walks and one strikeout.

 

Ringling 13
Wilson 0 F/4

Ringling was in no mood for a repeat of the opening game against Wilson in game two.

The Lady Blue Devils flexed their offensive muscles, winning the district championship in four innings.

RHS scored seven runs in the third inning, while sealing the game with six more in the fourth.

Wilson was held to just two hits in the game.

London Lewis and Karagan Cox each had three RBI in the game for RHS, with Steelie Price earning two RBI along with Whitney Lester.

Kassidy Perkins, Rayme Tolliver and Kelsea Thompson all had one RBI in the game.

Tolliver got the win in the circle for Ringling, allowing just three walks in four innings.

Courtney Schiralli took the loss for Wilson, throwing 3 2/3 innings. She allowed nine earned runs on seven hits with five walks and two strikeouts.

Wilson ended its season at 16-12 overall, while Ringling improved its record to 17-6 overall.