A three-run second gave Tahlequah a lead they would not relinquish as the Lady Tigers joined Muskogee and Fort Gibson among area 4A-6A teams heading to the state fastpitch tournament next week, beating Coweta 5-1 in the Class 5A regional at Tahlequah.
Randee O’Donnell, Bub Peters and Lainey Wallace each had two hits for the Lady Tigers, who had eight overall.
Morgan Torrance scattered 10 hits in seven innings for the win.
Coweta beat Tahlequah 1-0 in 11 innings to force the decisive game. Lindsey Wade lost the game but gave up just four hits. Tahlequah had eight hits off Coweta’s Chandler Roberts.
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