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The Shawnee News-Star
  • High school softball roundup

  • Bethel wins the Harrah Tournament, while Tecumseh upsets Broken Arrow.
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  • Bethel beats Dale twice, wins Harrah tourney
    HARRAH — After three double-digit wins Thursday, Bethel had two hard-fought, seven-inning victories over Dale Friday to win the Harrah Tournament.
    On the first day of the event, the Lady Wildcats (ranked No. 1 in Class 5A) downed Luther, Meeker and Harrah.
    Bethel’s first game against the top-ranked (4A) Lady Pirates Friday ended with the Lady Wildcats on top, 11-8.
    Dale left 10 runners on base while Bethel had four.
    Trailing 9-5, Dale scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to get to within one run, but saw Bethel score two more times in the top of the seventh.
    Three-run homers were popular in the contest as both teams had two. Bethel’s Bry Flanagan hit one over the fence with two runners on in the first inning. Her teammate Riley Steward did the same in the fifth.
    Both of Dale’s three-run shots came off the bat of Jaelin Flewallen — one in the second inning and another in the sixth.
    Other top hitters for Bethel were Rachel Wade (3-for-4) and Montana Price, who connected on a triple.
    Flewallen’s 4-for-4 effort led the Lady Pirates. Regan Holt added three singles while Ryanne Griggs and Caitlyn Pitchford each had two singles.
    The rematch resulted in a 9-4 victory for the Lady Wildcats.
    Again, the “LOB” stat hurt the Lady Pirates with eight runners left on base.
    Bethel’s Steward went deep again with another three-run homer, this time in the sixth inning that put the Lady Wildcats up, 9-2. She finished with four RBI.
    Flanagan went 3-for-3, Price had two hits and three RBI, Rachel Wade drove in two runs and Meghan Tade was 2-for-3 with an RBI.
    Flewallen gave Dale one of its few bright spots with a solo homer in the first inning.
    Between the losses to Bethel, Dale blanked the host team, Harrah, 5-0. Dani Manning led the Lady Pirate hitters with a single and an RBI triple.
    Dale (17-7) will return home to face Konawa Monday at 4:30 p.m.
    Bethel (18-4 and on a seven-game winning streak) will be on the road Monday, visiting Washington, the No. 2 team in Class 4A.
    Note: Report compiled by Brian King.
    Tecumseh whips No. 3 Broken Arrow
    TAHLEQUAH — Behind some serious slugging by Hilary Babbit, Tecumseh pulled off an upset at the Muskogee/Tahlequah Slug-Out Friday, run ruling the No. 3 team in Class 6A.
    The Lady Savages (No. 9 in 6A) beat Broken Arrow 11-3 in five innings.
    Page 2 of 2 - Babbit was unstoppable, going 3-for-3 with two doubles and a two-run homer in the fourth inning.
    Skyler Shepherd also had three hits for Tecumseh while teammate Franki Hull had a single, a triple and four RBI. Sierra Humphrey added two hits and scored twice.
    Before that big win, the Lady Savages suffered two losses Friday.
    Tahlequah, playing on its home field and ranked No. 7, only needed four innings to blank Tecumseh, 14-0.
    The Lady Tigers outhit their guests 13-4. All of Tecumseh’s hits were singles.
    The Lady Savages’ second game Friday was a 12-4 loss to No. 4 Moore in five innings.
    Humphrey had Tecumseh’s biggest hit, a two-run homer in the fifth inning. Aspen Grimes and Hull had a single and a double apiece.
    Now 13-8, Tecumseh will be back in Tahlequah to face Red Oak Saturday at 12:30.
    Note: Report compiled by Brian King.
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