From Staff reports
GROVE — Through four innings, Tahlequah was staring a 5-2 deficit in the face. That’s when the Lady Tigers rallied and eventually won the District 5A-3 clash, 8-6.
Tahlequah scored three runs in the fifth inning, two in the sixth and one in the seventh to improve to 26-1 overall and 9-0 in 5A-3 play.
Tahlequah tied the game at five on Kirsten Chase’s two-run home run in the fifth inning, and the Lady Tigers ahead in the sixth on Randee O’Donnell’s two-run single with two outs.
O’Donnell and Chase both drove in three runs apiece, and Lindsay Wade added a solo home run early in the game.
Morgan Tarrance picked up the pitching victory for Tahlequah, who will host Claremore on Thursday in a battle of the top two teams in 5A-3.
Lady Tigers upend Skiatook
SKIATOOK — Coming off a second-place finish at the Coweta tournament over the weekend, the Class 5A No. 9 Tahlequah volleyball team continued its recent run of strong play with a 3-1 (16-25, 31-29, 25-13, 25-15) victory at 5A No. 12 Skiatook.
Gillian Tinnin led Tahlequah with 19 kills, and Amanda Milnick added 17.
Tahlequah has now won 11 of its last 12 matches, including a 8-1 mark in Coweta last weekend. The Lady Tigers are 19-5 and will host Sapulpa on Thursday.
Buford’s slam lifts Lady Riders
HULBERT — Hulbert and Sallisaw Central were tied until Tina Buford stepped to the plate in the third inning on Tuesday.
Buford blasted a grand slam, and Hulbert picked up an 8-4 victory.
The Lady Riders finished with seven hits, and Lindsey Dreadfulwater got the pitching victory.
Hulbert will play in the Sequoyah tournament, which starts Thursday.
Keys walks off on senior night
PARK HILL — Jacee Morton poked a single up the middle, and Katie Saunders scored from second base, giving Keys a walk-off 7-6 victory over Warner on Tuesday.
The Lady Cougars are now 13-17 and will play in the Sequoyah tournament on Thursday.