Phoenix staff report
— Fastpitch softball
SEQUOYAH 4, OKTAHA 2 — Winning pitcher for the Sequoyah Lady Indians was Katie Phillips who moves to 5-3 on the season. Sydney Smith homered to tie matters in the second and Sequoyah (5-3) took the lead for good in the third with an RBI double by Symphoni Shomo and a run-scoring single by Hayleigh Galvin. Galvin and Megan Towie each had two hits.
For Oktaha (3-2), which struck for one run in the top of the first to lead briefly, Kyle Wiedel and Kelsey Cantwell each had two hits. Taylor Pevehouse (2-1) was the losing pitcher.
WARNER 20, CANADIAN 0 – The Lady Eagles moved to 4-1 on the season with the win over Canadian. Winning pitcher was Tatum Elders who went three innings, striking out five and giving up no earned runs and moving to 3-0 on the season. Elders also went 3-for-3 from the plate with two runs batted in and two runs scored. Chelsea Anderson went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two RBIs as well. Warner is back on the field at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Oktaha Tournament against Panama.
TAHLEQUAH 2, POTEAU 1 – Tahlequah, No. 1 in the OSSAA Class 5A rankings, got by Poteau. Lindsay Wade got the win for the Lady Tigers striking out six batters and giving up just one earned run. Kirsten Chase went 1-for-3 with a home run and two runs batted in and a run scored. The Lady Tigers will be back in action on Thursday at the NSU Tournament.
PORTER 15, GANS 9 – The Lady Pirates moved to 2-3 on the season as Tanisha Carmichael pitched a complete game, striking out eight batters while giving up six earned runs. Carmichael also helped her cause from the plate getting a home run. Kennedy Mathis went 4-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and three runs scored. Hannah McCoulough went 2-for-4 with a three-run triple. The Lady Pirates are back in action at 11 a.m. against Cushing in the Oktaha Tournament.
PORUM 5, PRESTON 4 – The Lady Panthers went to 2-1 on the season as Kylie Powell moved to 2-0, striking out five, and giving up just four hits and one earned run. Katie McCullar got the save for the Porum. Carly Anderson went 2-for-4 and Shelby Deal went 2-for-2 with two runs batted in. Powell also helped her own cause going 2-for-4 from the plate. Porum is back in action at 3:20 p.m. Friday against the Howe/Cameron winner in the Wilburton Tournament.
FORT GIBSON 10, VINITA 1 – Fort Gibson, 6-0, and No. 6 ranked in Class 4A, rolled past Vinita. Madison Higley got the win for the Lady Tigers with nine strikeouts and giving up just four hits. From the plate McKenzie Williams went 4-for-5 with three runs scored while Lauren Diebold went 3-for-5 with two runs batted in and two runs scored. The Lady Tigers take the field again on Thursday in the Rogers State Festival.
CHECOTAH 5, VIAN 2 – The Checotah Lady Wildcats moved to 6-1 on the season. The winner for the Lady Wildcats was Taylor Davidson, going seven innings and striking out eight Vian Lady Wolverines and gave up no earned runs. The Lady Wildcats scored four runs in the sixth inning to go ahead for good. For the Lady Wolverines, Addison Elbon was the losing pitcher for Vian, going six innings while striking out three and giving up four earned runs, but was 3-for-4 with a double at the plate. Also for the Lady Wolverines, Erica Casey went 2-for-4 as did Kaylie Hughes while Natalie Bobbit went 2-for-3.
GORE TAKES TWO – The Lady Pirates beat the Lady Wildcats of Braggs, 16-2 and 15-2. Braggs falls to 0-3 while Gore moves to 2-5 on the season. In the first game Stormie Gates got the win going three innings with three strikeouts. McKenzie Stiefel was 1-for-1 with two runs batted in while Abby Byrd went 2-for-2 with two RBIs for the Lady Pirates. For Braggs, Lauren Burk took the loss in the first game. Leading hitters in game one for the Lady Wildcats were Mady Engelbertson going 1-for-2, Makayla Coen went 2-for-2 with a run batted in and a double.
In game two, Stiefel got the win for the Lady Pirates going three innings and striking out two Lady Wildcats. She helped her cause at the plate as well going 2-for-2 with a run batted in while Gates went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Melanie Dean went 1-for-3 with four RBIs. The losing pitcher for the Brags was Engelbertson went 1-for-2 from the plate.
HULBERT 13, CHOUTEAU 0 – Hulbert moved to 2-1 on the season with the win. Katlyn Sewell got the win for the Lady Riders improving her record to 2-1 as well. Sewell struck out two and gave up only two hits. Tina Buford went 3-for-3 with one run and three runs batted in with a double and a triple. Jessica Rhodes went 2-for-2 with one RBI in and three runs scored.
COWETA 3, TAHLEQUAH 0 – Tahlequah fell in straight sets to Coweta 25-23, 25-21 and 25-23. Leading players for the Lady Tigers were Jillian Tinnin with 13 kills, Katie Schneider with 15 assists. and Cassie Goodnight with five kills.
SEQUOYAH 3, OKAY 0 – The OSSAA Class 4A No. 4 Sequoyah Lady Indians moved to 7-0 on the season as they took three straight from the Okay Lady Mustangs by scores of 25-20, 25-22 and 25-14. Leading players for the Lady Indians were Audrey Ballou with seven kills and three aces while Jhonett Cookson added six kills and two blocks. Kayli Gonzales was the leading server for the Lady Indians with 19 serves, two of them being aces. The Lady Indians are back on the court at 6 p.m. Monday at home versus Westville.
WAGONER 3, SALINA 1 – The Lady Bulldogs moved to 3-1 on the season as they went four sets against Salina. Scores were 23-25, 27-25, 25-22 and 25-17. Leading players for the Lady Bulldogs were Bailee Thomas with nine kills, Kristen Robbins with eight kills and Skylar Bruce with 24 assists. The Lady Bulldogs are back in action at 10 a.m. Saturday against Claremore Christian at the Wagoner Tournament.
BRAGGS TAKES TWO FROM WILSON – In the first game Wildcats ran through Wilson 21 to 0, winning pitcher was Payton York who struck out four and gave up no walks. Landon Lucas went 1-for-1 with three runs batted in and three runs scored. Austin Aizzia went 2-for-2 with two doubles and three runs scored, and two runs batted in.
Game two was much of the same as the Wildcats won 13 to 3 to move to 3-2 on the season. Rowdy Ensminger got the win in the second game, striking out four batters and giving up just one earned run. Tanner Coen went 2-for-2 with four runs batted in for the Wildcats, while Payton York went 1-for-1 with a triple and two runs batted in. The Wildcats are back in action at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Whitesboro Tournament against Buffalo Valley.
OKTAHA 15, WISTER 5 – The Tigers Daceauda Davis got the win and moved to 1-1 on the season. Davis went five innings, striking out three while giving up six hits and four earned runs. Leading hitters for the Tigers were, Bradley McCoy going 3-3 with a homerun his first of the season and two runs batted in and three runs scored. Austin Crowder went 2-for-3 with two runs batted in. While Tyler Edgar went 1-for-3 with runs scored and three runs batted in.