Tahlequah Daily Press

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August 24, 2012

THS softball goes 3-0 in Oktaha

Local and area briefs

OKTAHA — Class 5A No. 1 Tahlequah breezed in three games at the Oktaha tournament on Thursday. The Lady Tigers beat Vian (11-3), Porter (8-0) and Heavener (8-3).

Against Vian, Morgan Tarrance improved to 4-0 in the pitching circle. Bub Peters went 3 for 3, while Randee O’Donnell Britney Johnson and Whitney Wright each collected two hits.

Lindsay Wade pitched Tahlequah past Porter, striking out 10 batters and improving to 4-0. Wright added two more hits, while O’Donnell and Kirsten Chase both hit home runs.

Johnson ran her pitching record to 5-1 with a win over Heavener. Johnson, Chase, Wright, Kourtney Dry and Caitlin Chucalate all had two hits apiece.

Tahlequah will continue in the Oktaha tournament on Saturday with two games — against 4A No. 1 Oologah and 3A No. 10 Adair — in the University of Tulsa festival on Friday.

SHS beats BA Black

Rhanda Walker went 3 for 4 and drove in three runs as Sequoyah topped Broken Arrow Black 6-4 on Thursday. Baylee Ratliff and Megan Towie both scored twice as Rain Thompson drove in two runs.

Jessica Bluebird picked up the pitching victory as Sequoyah improved to 12-3. The Lady Indians will play in the Hall of Fame Shootout on Friday and Saturday in Oklahoma City.

Hilldale blanks Keys

MUSKOGEE — Keys fell to Hilldale 6-0 on Thursday and fell to 3-7 on the season. The Lady Cougars will host Jay on Friday.

Lady Indians rout East Central

Sequoyah was spotless on Thursday, beating East Central in all three sets (25-12, 25-18, 26-24) at The Place Where They Play.

“We started off strong, but got progressively worn out,” Sequoyah coach Jay Herrin said. “We’re beat up and tired and played like it in the second and third sets.”

Baylee Herrin led Sequoyah (7-2) with five kills, and Kaylee Gonzalez had three kills and one ace.

Sequoyah will play again Saturday at the Wagoner tournament.

Hulbert shuts out Chouteau

HULBERT — Hulbert shut out Chouteau 13-0 in softball action on Thursday.

Janet Bowers drove in two runs for the Lady Riders (3-5) in the first inning to take early control. Krista Bowlin added a two-run double in the second inning to pad Hulbert’s lead.

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