Durant’s middle school red team improved to 6-0 on the young softball season with a dominating run to the Tishomingo Tournament championship on Saturday.
The Lady Lions roared past Sulphur, 8-1, in the semifinals before blasting Atoka, 14-1, for the title. For the tournament, Durant outscored it’s three opponents by a whopping 40-2 margin.
In Saturday’s opener, Durant broke open a tight game with a six-run explosion in the second inning. Kristin Scott worked four strong innings on the pitching rubber, scattering four hits while striking out two for the victory.
Offensively, Haley Morgan led the charge with three of the squad’s seven hits and also drove in two runs. Randi McLarry contributed two and four RBI as well.
The title tilt saw Tristyn Hamilton toss up another dominate pitching effort, yielding only two hits with six strikeouts in only three innings of work before the run rule was enforced. Durant scored three runs in the first inning, four in the second and seven in the third utilizing four hits coupled with seven Atoka errors.
Karli Westmoreland, Jaci Phillips and Cassidy Ward all notched a hit with Scott finishing with a pair of runs batted in.
A six-run second inning helped propel the Durant Middle School softball red squad to a 10-1 win over Coalgate Monday, upping their season record to 7-0.
The Lady Lions made the most of seven hits, scattering each throughout the lineup as no player finished with more than one in the contest.
Hayley Morgan, Kristin Scott and Jaylin Ford each finished with two runs batted in.
Karlie Westmoreland picked up the pitching victory with four strong innings in which she allowed just two hits and struck out four.
The middle school squads travel to McAlester for their next action today.
The Durant Lady Lion junior varsity utilized a huge seven-run seventh inning to rally past the Bennington varsity en route to a softball sweep on Monday.
Trailing 13-7 in the final frame of the opener, the hosts put together a string of base runners for the dramatic 14-13 comeback win. They followed with a 5-4 triumph in the nightcap.
Durant finished with 17 hits in the contest as Alexis Mendez and Taylor Russell posted three apiece and Victoria McCarty, Alissa French, Logan Hime, Nicole Jackson and Hannah Hime added a pair. Mendez came up big with a double, triple and home run while driving in five. Jackson had a triple as well while McCarty, Russell, Logan Hime and Rachel Lamb all doubled.
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