Stillwater News Press

August 30, 2013

ONLINE ONLY: Morrison softball bounces back in Hominy Tournament

By Andrew Glover

HOMINY, Okla. — The Morrison Lady Wildcats recovered after losing their opener of the Hominy Tournament Thursday with two wins Friday over Tulsa Webster and Hominy.

The Lady Wildcats defeated Tulsa Webster 20-0. Jacey Bales and Rachel Sabbington combined for a three-inning no-hitter. Morrison coach Tim Hatter said the girls played well.

“They were a bigger school but limited in experience,” Hatter said. “My starters got to bat once and I was able to get some freshmen in.”

Some of those freshmen took advantage of their time. Kelsey Pennington went 2 for 2 with two runs batted in.

In the second game, Bales was dominant, only giving up one hit in an 8-0 victory over Hominy. The Lady Wildcats had plenty of offense. Bales went 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs. Kalie Vernon went 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs and Jamie Lovely went 3 for 3 with three RBIs.

Morrison resumes play in the tournament at 1:20 p.m. Saturday against Pawnee.

Pawnee wins two on second day of Hominy Tournament

The Lady Black Bears didn’t allow a run in two games Friday at the Hominy Tournament in a 14-0 victory over Choteau-Maize and a 10-0 victory over Victory Christian.

Hannah Burkett picked up the win in the first game, only pitching to 11 batters and struck out nine. Burkett had plenty of offensive support. Keely Roberts went 2 for 3 with three RBIs. Tori Stevens went 2 for 2 with two RBIs and scored three runs. Chrissie Collins went 2 for 2 two RBIs and scored two runs.

“Thirteen of our 14 runs were by RBIs,” Pawnee coach Chad Tsotigh said. “We were able to put some younger players in and sprinkle some stuff in.”

Collins pitched a one-hit shutout against Victory Christian and struck out seven. Pawnee was able to take advantage of walks and only got four hits. Burkett scored three runs.

Ripley splits in Asher Tournament

ASHER — The Ripley Lady Warriors won a thriller and lost one Friday in the Asher Tournament.

Ripley defeated Paoli 10-9, in a game that was decided by the international tiebreaker rule. Wisper Lefthand stole home to win the back-and-forth contest.

“We scored four runs in the first inning, then gave up four in the third,” Ripley coach Brent Meeks said. “We were down by two when time was going to expire.”

Skyler Brunt earned the win. Lefthand was the spark for the Lady Warriors as she stole six bases and scored four runs.

The Lady Warriors (5-6) finished the day with an 8-7 loss to Allen. Ripley took a 2-0 lead but Allen came back and tied the game. The Lady Warriors retook the lead with three runs in the bottom of the fourth. Allen scored five runs in the top of the fifth to take the lead for good.

Glencoe routs Coyle

GLENCOE — The Lady Panthers scored early and often to dismantle the Coyle Lady Bluejackets 9-1 Thursday.

Glencoe scored in every inning, starting with three in the first. Carlie Roe helped the Lady Panthers’ cause with a double. Alicia Place earned her seventh win of the season, allowing a run on four hits and three errors. Glencoe’s pitcher walked one and struck out three in five innings.

Carney beat Crooked Oak 17-0 Friday.

Ripley baseball tops Exeter in Missouri Festival

POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. — The Ripley Warriors took an early lead and never looked back in a 14-0 victory over Exeter High School in the Missouri Festival.

“I swear we stepped off the bus and hit three doubles before they could get going,” Ripley coach Donnie Hoffman said. “We played really well and hit the ball well.”

The Warriors (10-4) scored 10 runs in the first inning on five doubles and a triple. Ripley followed with three runs in the second and added one in the fourth. Garret Gosney was 2 for 3 with a double. Chandler Salinas went 3 for 4 with two doubles, a triple, scored three runs and drove in two. Houston Twoguns went 2 for 2 with two doubles, three runs and drove in three. Cory Sadler went 3 for 4 with a double and four runs batted in. Sadler also picked up the win with two innings pitched and five strikeouts. Dillon Moore, Trevor Watts and Gosney combined for six strikeouts in the final three innings.