Roland Lady Rangers win 5th-place game over Webbers Falls at Gore Tournament
Sallisaw loses 3rd-place game, Lady Pirates stumble in 7th-place game
The Roland Lady Rangers were the only local softball team to win one of Saturday’s four trophy games on the final day of the Gore Tournament, which took place Thursday through Saturday in Oktaha due to wet fields in Gore.
The Lady Rangers handled the Webbers Falls Lady Warriors 11-1 in Saturday’s fifth-place game after splitting their Thursday games — routing Okmulgee 10-1 after losing a heartbreaking 1-0 contest to the Oktaha junior varsity.
The Lady Warriors finished sixth. They split their Friday games, beating the host Gore Lady Pirates 6-3 but losing 9-0 to Stilwell.
The Sallisaw Lady Black Diamonds did get their first win of the season, downing Gore 15-1 in their first game Friday morning, but then lost 8-1 to Stilwell before losing the third-place game 11-1 to the Oktaha JV.
The Lady Pirates came out on the short end of all three of their games. After losing Friday to Sallisaw and Webbers Falls, Gore’s rally came up short in a 7-3 loss to Okmulgee in Saturday morning’s seventh-place game.
Once again, the tournament champions were the Stilwell Lady Indians, who got a walk-off bloop single in the seventh inning to complete a come-from-behind 6-5 win over the Eufaula Lady Ironheads.
SATURDAY’S GAMES THIRD-PLACE GAME
OKTAHA JV 11, SALLISAW 1
The Lady Black Diamonds (1-4) scored first as Sydney Weedon doubled and came around to score for a 1-0 lead for Sallisaw, but from there it was all Oktaha JV The Lady Tigers scored six runs in the first inning, once in the second inning and four runs in the third inning to put the game into run-rule status.
In defeat, Weedon doubled twice, while Madison Green singled for Sallisaw’s three hits as Oktaha JV pitcher Madison Capps threw a three-hitter and struck out six Sallisaw batters. Delaney Compton took the loss.
ROLAND 11, WEBBERS FALLS 1
The Lady Rangers (22) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, but a Roland error in the second inning allowed Gracie Sturgell to score to cut the deficit to 3-1. However, that was as close as the Lady Warriors got as the Lady Rangers scored three runs in the second inning, four runs in the third inning and a single run in the fourth inning to put the game into run-rule status.
The Roland pitching duo of Emily Daws and KyLeigh Knapp combined to no-hit Webbers Falls.
For the game, Addyson Clark was 2-for-3 with two two-run doubles, five runs batted in and a run scored, Jaydance Bean was 2-for-3 and Daws was 2-for-2 with a two-run single.
Daws (2-2) got the win, going the first three innings with three strikeouts. Knapp pitched the final inning with a strikeout.
Maddy Raskey (1-2) took the loss for the Lady Warriors (1-2).
OKMULGEE 7, GORE 3
The Lady Bulldogs scored three runs in the third inning and four runs in the second inning for a 7-0 lead.
Gore’s first run scored on a sacrifice fly by Emily Daily in the third inning to cut the Okmulgee lead to 7-1. An RBI double by Paige Curran and an RBI single by Kennedy Williams in the fourth inning cut Gore’s deficit to 7-3, but the Lady Pirates (0-4) got no closer.
In defeat, Curran had an RBI double and scored once, River Shoemake doubled, Williams had an RBI single, Natalie Casteel singled and scored and Sophie O’Connor and Cheyenne Davidson each singled for Gore.
Davidson (0-2) took the loss, despite fanning three batters in 2.1 innings. Kendra Huckbay went the final two-thirds of the game.
SALLISAW 15, GORE 1
The Lady Black Diamonds jumped to a 9-0 lead after an inning and a 13-0 advantage in the second inning.
For the game, Makenna Bormann was 2-for-3 with an RBI, Channing Wilson doubled with three RBIs and two runs scored and Jaycee Cox singled, scored three runs and had an RBI for Sallisaw. Preslee Jackson got the win with a strikeout.
Gore’s lone run scored on a solo home run by Curran in the second inning. All total, the Lady Pirates mustered only four hits — Curran’s homer, doubles by Williams and Huckbay and a single by Cadi Shoemake.
Cali Shoemake (0-1) took the loss. Huckbay had one strikeout in 1.1 innings of relief pitching, while Davidson had four Ks in 1.2 innings of relief.
STILWELL 8, SALLISAW 1
The Lady Black Diamonds scored first on Delaney Compton’s RBI single in the first inning, scoring Weedon, for a 1-0 lead. From there, however, it was all Stilwell as the Lady Indians scored four runs in the first and third innings to get the comeback win.
Compton took the loss, going the first two innings, with Jackson finishing the game.
WEBBERS FALLS 6, GORE 3
The Lady Warriors rallied from a 3-2 deficit with a four-run third inning without the benefit of a run-producing hit.
For the game, Teralynn Colston was 2-for-2, while Raskey and Chloee McGuire each singled for Webbers Falls. Raskey got the win, getting a strikeout in three innings.
In defeat for Gore, Casteel doubled, Kynley Webb singled with a run batted in and River Shoemake and Williams each singled for the Lady Pirates.
Davidson took the loss, despite fanning three batters in 2.1 innings.
STILWELL 9, WEBBERS FALLS 0
Stilwell starting pitcher Madison Ingram three-hit the Lady Warriors, who only could muster singles from Colston, Raskey and Savannah Frazier. Raskey suffered the loss.
ROLAND 10, OKMULGEE 1
The Lady Rangers jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back.
For the game, Scarlett Qualls was 2-for-3 with a run scored, Sara Qualls was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and Bean doubled and had an RBI for Roland.
Daws got the victory, going the first two innings with three strikeouts, while Knapp went the final two innings with four Ks.
OKTAHA JV 1, ROLAND 0
The Lady Tigers scored the game’s lone run in the fourth inning to break the scoreless tie.
In defeat, Clark was 2-for-2 with two doubles, while Sara Qualls, Scarlett Qualls and Aubrey Price all singled for Roland. Daws took the loss, despite two strikeouts in 4.1 innings.