, Muskogee, OK

August 25, 2013

Prep roundup and Monday's schedule

Phoenix staff reports

— Fastpitch softball

HILLDALE WINS PAIR – In the Hall of Fame Festival in  Oklahoma City, No. 2 beat No. 1 in the 4A rankings as Hilldale beat Tuttle 7-5 in 10 innings, scoring four runs in their final at-bat.

Tied at 3, Destiny Riddle singled up the middle to score Kenzie Mize for the go-ahead run and after an error, Sarah Hughey delivered her second double of the day, a two-run shot, followed by Toni McMillan’s infield single that pushed in another run.

McKensie Plant had a pair of RBIs in the game. Riddle went 10 innings in the circle for the win.

Hilldale also beat Purcell 8-0 as  Riddle struck out seven, allowing one hit.  Hughey had a three-run double in the third and had four runs in the fourth on RBI hits by Riddle, Hughey, and Toni McMillan's second double of the day.  The Hornets finished with 10 hits led by Hillary Calvert, Casady Mills, Hughey and McMillan.

Hilldale is off until Thursday when it faces Fort Gibson.

TAHLEQUAH 4, PIEDMONT 3 – Marisa Girdner went two-for-four and drove in the go-ahead run as 5A No. 1 Tahlequah rallied to beat Piedmont, 4-3, on Saturday afternoon at Lady Tiger Field. With the victory, Tahlequah claimed first place in the inaugural Tahlequah/Northeastern State University tournament.

Lindsay Wade picked up the pitching victory for Tahlequah, while Morgan Tarrance got the save.

After falling behind 1-0, Tahlequah responded with a three-run fifth inning, highlighted by Bub Peters' game-tying triple and Marisa Girdner's bunt single, which scored Peters for the go-ahead run.

Tahlequah (13-0) returns to District 5A-3 play on Tuesday at Skiatook.

CHECOTAH 7, WAURIKA 6 – The Lady Wildcats (9-1) won their sixth straight at the Hall of Fame Festival in Oklahoma City on an international tiebreaker in the eighth inning. Taylor Davidson’s sacrifice fly scored Ashton Khoury with the winning run.

Kelsey Casey’s double in the seventh scored Kiah Hill to force extra innings.

Casey, Khoury and Caitlyn Walters each had two hits as Checotah totaled 11 hits. That’s also what winning pitcher Davidson gave up, going the distance for the win.

PORUM SECOND — At the Wilburton Tournament, Porum led 2-0 on Sallisaw in the winner’s bracket final but let it get away with two runs in the sixth and the winning run in the seventh, then lost to them 4-1 in the finals.

To get back to the finals of the double-elimination tourney, the Lady Panthers beat Holdenville 6-2. Carly Anderson, Johnna Bailey and Katie McCullar each had two hits with McCullar slapping a two-run home run. Porum is at Porter on Monday.

Monday’s schedule


Gans at Gore, 4 p.m.

Indianola at Warner, 4 p.m.

Sequoyah, Panama at Vian, 4 p.m.

Haskell, Inola at Oktaha, 4 p.m.

Porum at Porter, 4:30 p.m.

Eufaula at Crowder, 5 p.m.

Muskogee at Union, 5 p.m.

Wagoner at Locust Grove, 5 p.m.

Fort Gibson at Catoosa, 5 p.m.


Westville at Sequoyah, 6 p.m.