It’s been a tough season for Marietta but the Lady Indians have had their share of positive moments in Steven Sullivan’s first season as head coach.
Marietta picked up its second win of the season Sept. 8 with a 13-7 triumph against Waurika.
The top half of the Lady Indians’ lineup was a run-scoring machine.
Lakira Anderson (No. 1 spot in the batting order), Briana Dewey (No. 2), Sierra McKelvy (No. 3) and Myranda Goodspeed (No. 4) combined for 10 runs, five hits and five RBIs.
Goodspeed spearheaded the seven-hit attack for Marietta (2-17), finishing a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate to go along with three RBIs and three runs scored.
Bailee Gray notched the complete-game victory despite having to throw 77 pitches in three innings. She struck out five and yielded seven runs on six hits.
Marietta overcame deficits of 3-0 and 7-5 to earn its first victory since a 7-3 victory over Norman North JV on Aug. 27.
Trailing 7-5 in the bottom of the second, Goodspeed tied the score with a two-run single and later scored the go-ahead run on a steal of home, for an 8-7 Lady Indians lead.
Marietta hasn’t been able to build on its latest win.
Also on Sept. 8, Temple defeated Marietta 8-2 and Walters topped the Lady Indians 18-3.
Against Temple, Dewey, McKelvy and Allison Hicks each tallied one hit, while Goodspeed and Gray each finished with one hit and one RBI.
Against Walters, Dewey and Hicks both went a perfect 2 for 2 at the plate, while Goodspeed lined a two-run triple.
Goodspeed’s triple in the home half of the first reduced Walters’ lead to 3-2.
Walters answered with five tallies in the next half-inning and never looked back.
Marietta has been shutout twice this week — the Lady Indians endured a 15-0 loss to Tishomingo on Monday and were no-hit by Turner ace Jacey Henry in a 14-0 setback on Tuesday.