, Muskogee, OK

August 24, 2013

Prep roundup, schedule

Phoenix Staff Reports

Fastpitch softball

LADY ROUGHERS SPLIT–The Lady Roughers coming off a big win against Jenks dropped their first game today against Westmoore in Moore 4-3. Before coming back to beat Southmoore 6-4. Shaylee Rowland took the loss for the Lady Roughers against Westmoore going six innings and giving up three earned runs. Rowland moved to 5-2 on the season. From the plate Aubrey Johnson had a hot bat going 2-for-3 with a double and two runs batted in. Carlee Gann also went 2-for-3 with a run scored. Dee Emarthle went 1-for-3 with a double.

“I felt like we should have won two games,” said MHS coach Keith Coleman. “We came out flat against Westmoore and that might have been because of how well we played against Jenks the night before. To tell the truth, as bad as we played against Westmoore, we were lucky to be in it.”

In the second game, the Lady Roughers bounced back with a come-from-behind win over Southmoore 6-4. Muskogee down 4-3 and scored three runs behind the double of Gann. Lexi Watson got the win from the circle taking her record to 3-0, going six innings and giving up five hits and three earned runs. Watson helped her cause from the plate as well going 1-for-3 with her third home run of the season. Emarthle went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, Gann went 1-for-3 with two RBIs and Dymin Purdin went 1-for-3 with an RBI.

“Against Southmoore, we responded real well,” Coleman said. “We gave ourselves a chance to win. I think we should have left here with two wins.”

The Lady Roughers are back in action at 5 p.m. Monday at Union.

WARNER 14, CHOUTEAU 0– The Lady Eagles moved to 7-1 with their win behind the pitching of Cheyenne Miller who went four innings giving up one hit and striking out four batters.

Payton Jackson went 2-for-3 with three runs batted in and two runs scored. Raven Girty also went 2-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored. Brittany Hammans went 2-for-2 with three RBI’s and two runs scored. The Lady Eagles take the field at 10 a.m. today against Red Oak at Oktaha.

 CHECOTAH TAKES TWO – Checotah defeated Anadarko 7-2 in their first game of the Hall of Fame Tournament.

Taylor Davidson went six innings for the Lady Wildcats striking out five and giving up one earned run. Hanna Hagler went 2-for-4 with a double and three runs batted in. Raegan Burge also went 2-for-4 with two singles.

In game two the Lady Wildcats got a 3-2 win over Lexington. The Lady Wildcats are now 8-1 on the season as is Taylor Davidson who got the complete game win against Lexington striking out four batters and giving up just two earned runs.

From the plate Kori Carmack went 1-for-4 with a double and three RBI’s. Emily Davidson, Raegan Burge and Kaitlyn Walters all went 2-for-3 with two singles. The Lady Wildcats continue in the Hall of Fame Tournament at 1:45 p.m. today against Waurika.

PORTER SPLITS IN THREE-WAY – The Lady Pirates got off to a fast start in their three-way with Rogers and Wagoner. Porter beat Tulsa Rogers 14-1. Anna Green went 3-for-3 for the Lady Pirates, as did Hannah McCollough who also scored two runs. Cheyenne Marshall hit her first home run of the year for Porter.

In the second game the Lady Pirates fell to the Lady Bulldogs of Wagoner 10-3.  From the plate Kennedy Mathis continued to be hot going 2-for-3,  Gree also continued to contribute going 1-for-2 with a run scored. No Wagoner info was reported.

The Lady Pirates take the field again at 4:30 p.m. Monday at home against Porum.

CENTRAL SALLISAW 7-9, BRAGGS 2-0 – Braggs’ Lauren Burk went five innings with one strikeout and gave up two earned runs in the first loss. Mady Englebertson went four innings and gave up nine earned runs. Englebertson and Makayla Coen were the bright spot for the Lady Wildcats as they both went 2-for-5 from the plate, Coen driving in the only two runs of the first game.  The Lady Wildcats are back in action at 5:30 p.m. Monday at home against Midway.

GORE FALLS TWICE – The Lady Pirates (2-7) dropped two games, falling 5-1 to Hartshorne  and 5-4 to Howe. Against Hartshorne, Stormie Gates was the loser going five innings and striking out three.    From the plate Abby Byrd and Leah Qualls were 1-for-2. Against Howe, McKenzie Stiefel got the loss in that game, going six innings and striking out five. Jade Cearley went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Melanie Dean was 3-for-3 with a double. The Lady Pirates are back in action at 4 p.m. Monday at home against Gans.

OKTAHA WINS PAIR – In a three-way sandwiched by their own tournament the Lady Tigers (9-2) beat Wyandotte 10-0 and Dewey 7-4. Caitlin Sikes went three innings, striking out five and Shea Lynch was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a stolen base. Against Dewey, Kelsey Cantwell got the win going three innings and striking out two. Cantwell helped herself from the plate as well as she went 2-for-3 with a triple and a single as well as a RBI.

   Also, Callie Barnes went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and her first home run of the season. Taylor Pevehouse doubled in three trips. The Lady Tigers take on Heavener at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the semifinals of their tourney.

PORUM TAKES TWO IN WILBURTON TOURNAMENT – The Lady Panthers got a couple of scares in the Wilburton tournament, but were able to walk away with wins over Cameron 3-2, and Wilburton 10-2.  Katie McCullar got the win in both games pitching a total of 13 innings and striking out 19 combined batters.

   Carly Anderson went 2-for-4, while McCullar helped herself at the plate going 3-for-4 with a run batted in and two runs scored.  In the Wilburton game Anderson went 2-for-4 with a run, McCullar went 3-for-4 with two triples and three RBI’s. The Lady Panthers are in the championship game at 2:20 p.m. today against Sallisaw.


STIGLER – At Sallisaw with Grove, Panthers coach Chris Risenhoover was satisfied for the most part of what he saw in this first scrimmage.

“Seth Sandlin threw the ball around very well for us tonight and I was impressed with his performance having moved over from running back this season,” the coach said.

Defensively the Panthers looked dominant led by senior defensive end Austan Drewry. Drewry was disruptive to the run game and was in the backfield often disrupting the passing game as well.  “We really need to work on our tackling, we missed to many tackles tonight.” Risenhoover stated.

The Panthers have another scrimmage next week at Keys.

WEBBERS FALLS – For the Webbers Falls Warriors defense was the name of the game in their scrimmage at home with Watts, Oaks and Gans. Tristan Warrick had 13 tackles one of which was a sack. Easton Eckhardt had four tackles a sack and a fumble recovery, while brother Jayton Eckhardt had 10 tackles four of them for losses.

Offensively the Warriors looked promising. Quarterback Darren Shanks went 2-for-3 for 31 yards passing, he also had six carries for 33 yards. Running back Dusty Mason had five carries for 19 yards and two pass receptions for 21 yards.

Coach Steve Corn was happy with what he saw on the field. “Every drive we had we scored.” Corn said, adding that his biggest concern coming out of the tune-up was depth. Shanks came out of the scrimmage early with a possible dislocated shoulder.

The Warriors are back in action next Friday against Dewar, Macomb and Keota at Keota.

PORTER MAKES PROGRESS — Pirates coach Ron Coppedge liked what he saw on the field last night in his team’s first scrimmage at Chouteau. “The boys looked enjoyable, they work hard and want to fix the problems of the past.” Coppedge said.

His biggest concern is stamina and pass coverage assignments.

“We will play our way into shape. so that is not as big a concern as correcting our coverage issues,” the coach said.

TAHLEQUAH –  Tigers coach Brad Gilbert was impressed by the way the defense played. “We flew to the ball and were very physical at times,” said Gilbert whose team hosted Muldrow and Miami.

The Tigers were able to move the ball on offense scoring twice, once on a touchdown pass to wide receiver Wyatt Jones from quarterback David Dick. The second touchdown came on the legs of Dick.

“We had three turnovers that stopped good drives and we need to work on holding onto the ball better,” Gilbert said.

The Tigers head to Wagoner next Thursday for their final scrimmage before the season officially kicks off.

WARNER OFFENSE SHINES – The Eagles scrimmaged Canadian and put on a scoring showcase as they had 24 plays from scrimmage and scored on five. Senior Clint Kite had three touchdowns. Sophomore Jacob Crabtree and junior Eric Wiggins both had touchdown runs.

“The kids played hard even with the heat at times it felt like we were playing in an oven, but we looked to be in really good shape,” said Warner coach Mike Burdge, in his first season.

On defense the Eagles looked just as impressive allowing only two first downs all night. According to Burdge, “We still need to work on defensive reads and techniques, and on offense we need to work on maintaining our blocks,” said Burdge.

The Eagles are at home next Thursday to take on Haskell and Gore.

CHECOTAH — The Wildcats were able to answer a few questions first-year coach Chad Hendricks had going into the scrimmage. “The offensive and defensive lines looked good and really stepped up in key situations for us tonight.” Hendricks stated.

The Wildcats scored two rushing touchdowns, as well as two passing touchdowns. While the defense only gave up one touchdown on the night.

Checotah heads to Muldrow Thursday night for their final scrimmage.

VIAN-LINCOLN CHRISTIAN — Both teams scored twice in first-team battles and the big standout for the Wolverines was wide receiver Shamal Evans on a pair of TD pass plays covering 39 and 45 yards from first-year quarterback Rylee Simon.

Simon was 5-of-7 for 170 yards, four of those going to Evans.

“We saw a lot of new faces out there for the first time at this level and we’ve got a lot to learn, but overall I thought we did OK,” Vian coach Brandon Tyler said. His team will go to Talihina with Roland next Thursday.


OKTAHA 11, OKAY 3 – The Oktaha Tigers evened their record at 2-2 with the win over Okay on Friday.

Tristan Taybrough got the win and improved to 1-1 on the season. Bradley McCoy was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and three RBIS, two coming on his second home run of the season.

Austin Crowder was 2-for-3 while Zach Evans was 2-for-4, both scoring twice.

Okay’s stats were not available at press time.

Today’s schedule


Oktaha Tournament: Oktaha vs. Heavener, 10 a.m., Red Oak vs. Warner, 10 a.m.; Stigler vs. Stilwell, 10 a.m.; Hulbert vs. Cushing, Panama vs. Muldrow, Vian vs. Porter, 11:20 a.m.; Championship game, Oktaha-Heavener winner vs. Red Oak-Warner winner, 12:40 p.m.


Wagoner at Wagoner Tournament