For the first time ever, OK Kids put on a softball state tournament. Placing high enough in league tournaments, gives teams a place in the state tournament. Several teams from each age group from the Durant League went on to participate in the in State Tournament and with flying results.
The 8U and 10U sent several teams and they all won at least a game and competed very well against other teams from all of Oklahoma. However in 12U, the Lady Lions and in 14U, Hugo Elite both won State Championships.
Game Recaps for the Durant Lady Lions:
In Game 1 vs BFDC, Lady Lions won 15-0, Game 2 vs Woodward, Lady Lions won 15-3, Game 3 vs Caddo Lady Lions won 11-0.
In the Championship game vs Heavner, Lady Lions won 14-2. The Lady Lions put on a show of power at the plate and rode the pitching of Sydney Hampton, who pitched all four games in route to the 2012 OK Kids State Championship. The Lady Lions were unblemished in winning all four games by a combined score of 55 to 5. Eleven of the girls on this team are students in the Durant school system, with one of the girls attending Victory Life.
Game Recaps for the Hugo Elite:
In Game 1 vs Chandler, Elite won 8-1 with Taia Harris getting the win, game 2 vs Coalgate won 10-7 with Jalena Arthur getting the win, Championship game vs Chandler won 3-2. In the Championship Game, Hugo loaded the bases with no outs, tied 2-2, in the bottom of the 7th inning. Chandler was able to get 2 out before Hugo got the game winning hit from Kristen Sorrells.