BLUE — It was a full afternoon and evening of fast-pitch softball Thursday in the opening rounds of the Rock Creek Tournament with 19 teams participating on two fields.
The varsity host team took a 9-0 win over Fort Towson in the nightcap. Colbert fell 11-1 to Hugo. Silo broke Broken Bow 5-0. Caddo claimed a 16-0 victory over Atoka, and Tushka bested Kingston.
Colbert will take on Atoka at 11:20 a.m. on Field 2. A win will require the Lady Leopards to play Hugo at 2 p.m. Rock Creek will play Antlers at 11:20 a.m. on Field 1. Caddo also will be on Field 1, facing Idabel at 12:40 p.m. Field 1 then will be the place to see Silo versus Valliant at 2 p.m. and Tushka versus Rattan at 3:20.
Rock Creek JV defeated Ada in the early afternoon but was knocked to the loser’s bracket by Valliant and is set to face Tushka JV at 10 a.m. on Field 2. The winner will play at 3:20.
Hugo 11, Colbert 1
Hugo scored four in the first inning, with three consecutive singles plus a double before the Colbert put out three in a row. The Lady Buffs tacked on two more in the second and five in the third.
The Lady Leopards’ lone run came in the fourth. With one out, leadoff Jordan Weger drew a walk. She moved to third on Jamie Proctor’s double to left-center. Weger scored when Makayla Pierce reached on an error.
Hugo had 11 hits on the game. Colbert committed only one error. The Lady Leopards did leave a lot runners stranded. Three were left on base in each of the first two innings and a pair each in the final two.
Haylie McGowan started on the mound for Colbert. In two and two-thirds innings, she struck out one, walked one, hit three batters and allowed seven hits.
McKinley Nipper came on to close. She walked one and allowed four hits in one and one-third innings.
Taylor Pierce hit two singles. Proctor had the double and got hit by a pitch. Jordan Weger, Haylie McGowan and Jancey Weger finished with a single apiece.
Caddo 16, Atoka 0
The Lady Bruins brought the bats Thursday, and there wasn’t much Atoka could do about the offensive display. Caddo had 17 hits in this one.
The Lady Bruins put up five runs in the first inning. Leadoff Hadley Clower hustled down the line for a single. Two-hole Tanna Hightower hit one hard to shallow center for a one-bagger. Then, Taylor Barrett sent a shot to left field for a two-RBI triple.
After a walk by Katie Harris and a ground out, Jessie Price placed one in right-center for an RBI triple. With two outs, Carrie Henson’s hard hit up the middle was good for a double. But she was left standing on second.
Caddo clicked five more scores in the second and batted around. With one out, Hightower hit a triple that bounced to the left-field fence. Barrett batted her in a sacrifice fly to center.
With two down, the Lady Bruins strung together six consecutive hits. Harris lined a single perfectly up the third-base line. Casie Clower threaded one through the short stop and third baseman. Price landed a two-RBI double in right field. Kalli Whisenhunt went the same way for her own double and an RBI. Henson put some heat on the second baseman to knock in Whisenhunt. And Lillie Hearon launched a little rocket over second base for a single before the streak ended with a 10-0 lead.
After a third-inning drought, Caddo drummed up a half-dozen more scores in the fourth. After a walk and two Atoka errors loaded the bases, Barrett got one into centerfield for a two-RBI single. Harris then reloaded the bases with a single, and Price’s patient at-bat earned her an easy RBI.
Whisenhunt pushed another run across the plate with a hard-hit single up the middle. Henson reached on error in her second turn of the inning that allowed a score before Hearon’s bloop single to center added the final run.
Charlsie Grace pitched all four innings for Caddo, striking out eight batters (three straight in the second inning), walking four and allowing one hit.
Rock Creek 9, Fort Towson 0
Rock Creek’s offense was charged in the late game, also bringing its shut-down defense. Arie Young set the tone with a leadoff double to shallow left-center in the top of the first. With two outs, Macy Eiler sent the short stop to the dirt and beat the throw. Danielle Hayden followed with an RBI double to the left-field wall, and she scored on Carol Scott’s shot over the third baseman for an early 3-0 lead.
The Lady Mustangs batted around for a six-run second inning, starting with a Kylie Rice single and Laynie Jestis getting hit with a pitch. They scored when Young reached on an error. Young scored easily off Ashlynn Robinson’s triple to deep right-center. Robinson’s smart base running gave Eiler enough time to reach first on a grounder to third before coming in on a Hayden single to shallow left. Hayden took an extra base on the throw home and advanced to third before counting as the final score on a Scott sacrifice fly.
Brianna Iams and Rice contributed two singles in the inning but were left at second and third.
In the fourth, Eiler and Hayden started with a one-bagger each. Eiler actually crushed one well over the left-field fence that was just on the wrong side of the foul pole before settling for the one inside the wall. Scott and Iams reached on fielder’s choice, but the Lady Mustangs opted for some aggressive base running to end the frame.
They then took care of Fort Towson in order to call it a night.
On the mound, Iams struck out five batters, walked one and allowed one hit through four innings.
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