MCALESTER — Tahlequah scored early and plated runs in the first three innings to coast past McAlester, 8-1, on Monday afternoon in Pittsburg County. The Lady Tigers scored two runs in the first inning on Kortney Dry’s RBI single and on Whitney Wright scoring on a wild pitch.
Tahlequah, led by Bub Peters’ three-run showing, logged 10 hits against McAlester. Marisa Girdner and Wright both had two hits apiece.
Morgan Tarrance was dominant in the pitching circle for Tahlequah, tossing a complete-game one-hitter. She threw 62 of her 92 pitches for strikes while recording six strikeouts to only one walk. The run she allowed was unearned in the first frame.
“We came out and hit early,” Tahlequah coach Matt Cloud said. “Morgan pitched great, too.”
Tahlequah (27-2) will return to District 5A-3 play today when it hosts Collinsville.
“This week will make or break us,” said Cloud, whose team will play district games against Collinsville, Claremore and Coweta this week. “It’s up to us if we want to win the district.”
Sequoyah beats Kansas again
KANSAS — Class 3A No. 1 Sequoyah beat 3A No. 14 Kansas for the second time in a week with a 4-1 victory over the Comets on Monday.
The Lady Indians were aided offensively by Kelsey Leach’s solo home run and Symphoni Shomo’s three-run home run.
Kati Phillips picked up the pitching victory for Sequoyah (26-6), which was coming off a 4-1 weekend in the Fall Classic tournament that it hosted.
Sequoyah will be back in action on Tuesday against Locust Grove and Haskell.
District set for Keys
Keys’ softball team will host a Class 3A district tournament on Thursday. The two clubs will start at 4:30 p.m. The first team to win two games will win the district and advance to the regional round of the playoffs.
Lady Riders roughed up
MUSKOGEE — Hulbert’s softball team lost 10-0 to Muskogee on Monday. The Lady Riders are now 6-15 will play in a district tournament at Warner on Thursday.