OKLAHOMA CITY — Earlier this year, the Lone Grove Lady Horns and Tuttle Lady Tigers played a close 1-0 contest at the Chisholm Trail Classic.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Earlier this year, the Lone Grove Lady Horns and Tuttle Lady Tigers played a close 1-0 contest at the Chisholm Trail Classic.

Unfortunately Saturday afternoon at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, the game was anything but a classic for LGHS in the state finals.

Defending state champion Tuttle made it back-to-back in Class 4A as the Lady Tigers scored in four straight innings to deny the Lady Horns their second state championship in program history by a score of 10-3.

“As a coach you love to coach girls like this every year,” Lone Grove coach Jimmy Miller said. “These girls did everything we asked of them, and they fought together and played together with a lot of heart. I love each and every one of these girls.”

“Tuttle is really good,” Miller added. “We weren’t as sharp as we needed to be today. It’s one of those things when you are on the big stage for the first time, it gets a little nerve-racking. Hopefully we can learn from this and use it to build for the future.”

In the bottom of the first inning, it appeared as though Lone Grove was going to get out of a sticky situation without allowing a run.

But, with the bases loaded and two outs, Mikayla Oaks was hit by a pitch, allowing Brooklyn Kelley to score.

THS continued to apply the pressure in the second inning, when Makenna Parker slapped a base hit down the third base line, resulting in three runs scoring following an error.

Kady Fryrear made it 5-0 when she hit an RBI sacrifice fly in the same inning.

Kelley wasn’t finished though, as she piled on the deficit in the third with a two-RBI single to center.

Lone Grove appeared to have found a chink in the armor of THS starting pitcher Macy McAdoo when Macy McMurtrey slapped an RBI single down the right side to score Brooklyn Mason in the top of the fourth inning to make it 7-1.

However, despite having runners at first and second with nobody out, the Lady Horns were forced into a pop out and a double play, ending the threat.

Tuttle took advantage shortly thereafter, as Oaks hit a sacrifice fly RBI, before Kinsley Koeltzow hit a two run home run to left field to make it 10-1.

Any hopes of a run-rule victory by the Lady Tigers were put to rest early in the top of the fifth when Sami Skelly slapped a two-RBI single to right, putting the score at 10-3.

Emmy Guthrie took the loss in the circle, allowing nine hits with five walks and one strikeout.

McAdoo, who is committed to the University of Oklahoma, allowed five hits with eight strikeouts.

Lone Grove finishes the season with an overall record of 30-6, which includes an undefeated district championship, a Lake Country Conference tournament championship, and the programs first regional championship since 2014.

LGHS will be graduating seniors Katelynn Cobb, Izzy Lette, Sami Skelly, Nova Dodson, Jordan Johnson, Brooklyn Mason, Taleigh Nail, and Maegan Cathey.

“To have seen what these seniors have accomplished is very special,” Miller said. “They will be missed and they have done a lot of great things for this program. Seeing them on this stage is very special to me.”

Lone Grove will return multiple players for next season.