Tahlequah Daily Press

April 1, 2014

Tigers keep winning streak alive

Local briefs

From Staff reports

— TULSA — Tahlequah climbed over the .500 mark with a run-rule victory over Jay on Friday. The Tigers moved further past the .500 mark and kept their winning streak going with a 10-0 run-rule victory over Hale on Monday afternoon.

Houston Glad pitched a complete game for the Tigers and improved to 3-2 on the season. The senior hurler gave up only two hits while recording nine strikeouts.

Colby Brittain finished two-for-four for the Tigers, driving in three runs on a double and a single. Ryan Sanders drove in two runs for Tahlequah, and Brock Mitchell plated one. Colton Masburn finished two-for-three with two runs scored and a stolen base for the Tigers (8-6, 4-1 District 5A-3).

Tahlequah will wrap up their two-game district series with Hale at home on Tuesday at 5:30.

Tahlequah softball takes 2 from Jenks

Class 6A No. 7 Tahlequah posted two blowout wins against ninth-ranked Jenks on Monday. Tahlequah 12-5 and 14-2 (three innings).

In first game, Tahlequah rallied from a 5-3 deficit, thanks to Lindsay Wade’s two-for-four effort, which included four runs batted in. Lainey Wallace drove in three runs for Tahlequah, which recorded 19 hits.

In the second game, Jenks scored twice in the first inning before Tahlequah took over. Both Bub Peters and Wallace drove in three runs apiece for Tahlequah (8-3), which went 2-3 at the Big Cat Classic in Moore over the weekend.

Tahlequah’s next game will be Friday against Berryhill in the first round of the Muskogee/Tahlequah SlugOut.

Sequoyah sneaks past Stilwell

A run-scoring single by Billy Sunday was all Sequoyah needed to beat Stilwell, 1-0, on Monday afternoon. Sequoyah plated the run in the fifth inning.

Pitcher Zach Parish picked up the win for Sequoyah, giving up only two hits while striking out four.

Sequoyah is now 2-3 after going 1-1 in the Westville tournament over the weekend. The Indians will play at Oaks on Thursday.

Sequoyah softball wins big

HENRYETTA — Class 5A No. 7 Sequoyah beat Henryetta 27-12 in slowpitch softball on Monday. The Lady Indians (3-0) hit 11 home runs in the game.

Mariah Hooper and Julie Scraper hit three home runs apiece for Sequoyah, which broke a 12-12 tie with 15 runs in the sixth inning.

Sequoyah’s next game will be Thursday at Oktaha.

Keys girls win golf tourney

KANSAS — Kayla Hunt shot a 93 and finished second overall to lead the Keys girls golf team to a championship at the Kansas tournament at Deer Valley Golf Course on Monday.

After carding a 50 on her first nine holes, Hunt shot a 43 on her final nine.

Ali Nolan shot a 99 and came in sixth place for Keys. Kaylee Snyder shot a 100  and Jessica Johnson had a 101 for Keys, which finished with a team score of 393 to beat Stilwell.

Britanie Wacoche finished third for Sequoyah. However, Wacoche’s score and final team results were not reported prior to deadline time.

Savchenkov honored by MIAA following SBU victory

Kristina Savchenkov was named the MIAA Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week, the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association announced Monday morning.

Savchenkov led No. 31 Northeastern State a 5-4 upset victory over No. 27 Southwest Baptist this past Sunday. Her and junior teammate Barbora Jirickova earned a 9-7 doubles win over Mehak Singh and Lani Tuemmers, and Savchenkov then went on to upset No. 4-ranked Fanni Varga 7-6 (7-3), 7-5.

Varga suffered just her second-career singles defeat as she entered the match 54-1 in her three seasons at SBU. She also saw her 44-match win streak come to an end. Her only other career loss during the spring season came on March 17, 2012 when she retired due to injury in a match against Emporia State.

The Bearcats had a 32-match win streak against conference opponents snapped, which dated back to March 19, 2011. Savchenkov also defeated Lincoln’s Alina Katrevich 6-0, 6-0 this past week as NSU posted a 9-0 sweep over the Blue Tigers.

Savchenkov owns a 12-4 singles record this season playing at the No. 1 position, and she also sports a 6-1 mark against MIAA competition. Her and Jirickova are 12-1 overall as a tandem, 10-0 at No. 2 doubles, 4-0 against MIAA opponents, and riding a seven-match win streak.

Northeastern State has won four of the seven MIAA Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week honors handed out by the league this season, including the last three. Savchenkov picked up the award on February 17, and Jirickova won the laurel each of the past two weeks (March 17, March 24).

Northeastern State (14-4, 6-1 MIAA) will take its nine-match win streak into a home date against Nebraska-Kearney at 3 p.m. Friday in Tahlequah.