SULPHUR — If someone was looking for thunder on Thursday, they didn’t need to look any further than the Sulphur softball complex.

SULPHUR — If someone was looking for thunder on Thursday, they didn’t need to look any further than the Sulphur softball complex. 

The No. 4 Sulphur Lady Bulldogs used three strong offensive contests to claim the district championship against Marietta and Madill, earning them a place in the regional tournament next week at a site to be determined. 

Madill defeated Marietta in the opening contest, before Sulphur advanced to the championship series with a 10-0 victory over the Lady Indians in four innings. 

Abby Beck had a home run in the game against Marietta, finishing with two RBI’s and two runs scored while going 1-for-3 at the plate.

Kaden Morris also had a pair of RBI’s with Meredith Jones, Ally Dixon and Makenzie Ruth finishing with one RBI. 

In the first game against the Lady Wildcats, Madill brought its offensive power early and often.

Five runs in the first two innings of the game put Madill in touching distance of an upset victory, before Sulphur responded with six runs in the third and fourth innings to get right back in the game.

The Lady Bulldogs eventually sealed the 25-16 victory in game one with a seven run seventh inning.

Emily Johnson, McKenzie Reed and Kyann Melton all three had home runs in the game against Sulphur for the Lady Wildcats.

Reed finished with three RBI’s while going 3-for-3 at the plate, while Melton was 2-for-5 with three RBI’s and Johnson finished 3-for-4 with four RBI’s and two runs scored. 

It was a balanced offensive attack on the Sulphur side, with Shallen Mershon going 3-for-6 with four RBI’s including a home run, while Dixon and Jones also hit a home run, with Jones’ going off the flag pole in center field. 

Makella Mobly finished with three RBI’s in the opening game against Madill, with Hailey Keith and Morris each grabbing two RBI’s. 

Game two was a special occasion in multiple ways as the Lady Bulldogs claimed the district title with a 15-6 victory in five innings.

Mershon hit two home runs in the game, bringing her total to 27 for the season, which set a new Sulphur school record in slow pitch softball. 

She also finished with three RBI’s in the game and three runs scored while going 3-for-4 at the plate.

Dixon and Makenzie Ruth also had home runs in the game, and also finished with three RBI’s apiece. 

Blakelyn Barber finished with a pair of RBI’s for the Lady Bulldogs. 

Reed, Kristen Chapa, Jackie Coronado, and Lydia Langraf each had one RBI apiece for Madill.

Sulphur improved to 23-5 on the season with the three victories.