Phoenix staff reports
RATTAN 10, OKTAHA 0 – The Oktaha Tigers dropped their second straight game to start the season with the loss to Rattan on Friday. Tristan Yarbrough (0-1) suffered the loss for the Tigers (0-2) while Zack Evans was 1-for-2 at the plate.
Oktaha returns to the field at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at home against Wister.
FORT GIBSON FESTIVAL — Madison Higley pitched a pair of shutouts then struck out six while giving up one hit in two innings of relief work in the final game Saturday in the Fort Gibson Festival, helping the Lady Tigers to three wins.
Fort Gibson beat Muldrow 1-0 when Lauren Diebold’s fielder’s choice groundout scored Emily Rigsby with the bases full. Higley allowed four hits while striking out six.
She threw five innings of three-hit ball, striking out eight, as Fort Gibson beat Roland 8-0 in five innings. Rigsby was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Mackenzie Williams was also 2-for-3. Brea Jordan had one hit and two RBIs.
Sage Stout’s RBI single to center in an international tiebreaker capped the day in a 3-2 win against Sallisaw. Higley had singled and moved to second when Kelsey Hornback, who started the inning at second on tiebreaker rules, was held at third on a throw home.
Sallisaw’s two runs came against Diebold, who started. But both were unearned.
Fort Gibson (4-0) still hasn’t given up an earned run this season.
BEGGS FESTIVAL – The Checotah Lady Wildcats went 2-1 on Saturday, sandwiching a 19-2 win over Okmulgee and a 5-2 victory over Beggs around a 7-2 loss to Panama.
Taylor Davidson pitched all three games in the circle to improve to 4-1 on the season. Against Okmulgee, Davidson was 4-for-4 with four runs scored and five runs batted in, Hanna Hagler was also 4-for-4 with three RBIs and one run scored and Kori Karmack was 3-for-5 with three runs scored and four RBIs.
Carmack was 2-for-3 with one RBI to lead the Lady Wildcats (4-1) in the loss to Panama while Kelsey Casey was 2-for-3 with a run scored and Davidson was 2-for-4 with a run scored versus Beggs. Raegan Burge, Carmack, Emily Davidson and Kiah Hill each had an RBI for Checotah against Beggs.
The Lady Wildcats are in action again at 6 p.m. Monday when they host Morris.
VIAN DROPS TWO – The Vian Lady Wolverines struggled on Saturday at the Stilwell Tournament, falling to Keys 7-1 and Wilburton 6-3.
Addison Elbon was in the circle for both games and saw her record fall to 1-2. Against Keys, Desiree Moon drove in the only run for Vian (1-3) while Erica Casey was 2-for-3 with a home run and Natalie Bobbit was 1-for-2 with a double versus Wilburton.
Vian hosts Warner and Sallisaw Central beginning 4 p.m. Monday in a three-way.
SEQUOYAH CAPTURES TITLE – the Sequoyah Lady Indians defeated Oologah by scores of 26-24 and 25-22 to win the Sequoyah Tournament on Saturday. The win kept Sequoyah’s record unblemished at 6-0.
Three Lady Indians made the All-Tournament team. Audrey Ballou was named the tournament MVP with 36 kills, 10 digs and four aces and was joined on the squad by Baylee Herrin, who totaled 15 kills and four blocks, and Britanie Wacoche with eight kills, eight digs and six aces.
Okay went 2-2 on the day, advancing to the semifinals before falling to Sequoyah 25-17 and 25-16. Edyth Ruckman was the lone Lady Mustang to make the All-tournament team, finishing with 18 kills and five aces in the four matches, including 10 straight serves to close out the match against McAlester to put Okay in the semifinals.