Tahlequah Daily Press

September 4, 2013

Lady Tigers beat Collinsville

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From Staff reports

— COLLINSVILLE — On the surface, it appears as though Collinsville’s Taylor Harness and Gail Young held Tahlequah’s hitters down on Tuesday. But Tahlequah coach Matt Cloud believed otherwise.

“I thought we swung it well today, which doesn’t show in the scorebook,” Cloud said. “But we were dialed in.”

Regardless, Tahlequah logged seven hits and escaped Collinsville with a 2-0 victory in District 5A-3 play.

Whitney Wright drove in both runs for Tahlequah, rocketing a double to left field to score Lainey Wallace and Bub Peters in the fifth inning.

“We railed the ball all over the place and only got two runs,” Cloud said. “But I will take it.”

Tahlequah — thanks to seven scoreless innings from pitcher Lindsay Wade — remained unbeaten and improved to 18-0 overall and 5-0 in 5A-3. Collinsville, coming off a 5-1 showing at the Prague tournament, dropped to 9-7 and 3-4 in district play.

Tahlequah will play again Thursday in the Coweta/Claremore tournament. The Lady Tigers will take on Muskogee, Haskell and Booker T. Washington on the first day of the tournament.

No. 1 Sequoyah blasts Stilwell

STILWELL — Class 3A No. 1 Sequoyah returned to Oklahoma on Tuesday and breezed past Stilwell, 22-0.

Megan Towie went three for three for Sequoyah. Hayleigh Galvan went two for three, and Sydni Smith went two for two.

Kati Phillips picked up the pitching win for Sequoyah as the Lady Indians improved to 16-4. Sequoyah will play again Thursday at Vian.

Lady Indians knock off Cards

Class 4A No. 6 Sequoyah continued its season-opening winning streak on Tuesday, beating Verdigris 3-0 (25-7, 25-20, 25-23) on the volleyball court at The Place Where They Play.

Audrey Ballou led Sequoyah (11-0) with 11 kills, while Jhonett Cookson added seven kills. Eva Hooper tossed in 11 assists for the Lady Indians, who will play again Thursday at McAlester.

Keys softball drops 2 games

OOLOGAH — Keys’ softball team lost to both Oologah (8-0) and Fort Gibson (9-1) on Tuesday. The Lady Cougars (6-13) will play again Friday at Westville.