Top slow-pitch softball teams from around the state converged on the Firelake Ballfields for the Firelake Festival on Friday.
The Bethel Lady Wildcats split their two games at the Firelake Softball Festival on Friday, defeating Muskogee 13-9 in their first game before falling to Tahlequah 10-5 in the second.
In the win over Muskogee the Lady Wildcats fell behind 3-0 early before banging out 12 hits for the comeback win. Montana Price had a grand slam in the third inning to tie the score at 4-4. Price also had a solo home run in the sixth inning, finishing the game with five RBIs.
The Lady Wildcats (26-5) scored six runs in the fifth to take control of the game. Ashley Elmore had a two-run single in the fifth, going 3-for-3 with three RBIs.
Rachel Wade and Riley Steward each had two hits in the win.
In the game against 6A No. 3 Tahlequah, it was the Lady Tigers’ Bub Peters who doomed the Lady Wildcats.
Peters hit a grand slam in the fifth and followed that up with a three-run home run in the seventh, finishing the game with eight runs batted in.
Peters’ home run followed three consecutive base hits with one in the fifth for the Lady Tigers (27-4), turning a 3-2 lead into a 7-2 advantage for Tahlequah.
The Lady Wildcats got back-to-back solo home runs from Rylee Steward and Makayla Whitten to lead off the sixth inning, cutting the deficit to 7-4.
Peters put any hopes of a Bethel comeback to rest with her second home run in the top of the seventh.
Whitten finished with three RBIs, hitting a two-run single in the bottom of the third to get Bethel on the board.
The Lady Wildcats will play a three-way at home on Monday, hosting Dale and Okemah. The first game against Dale will begin at 3:30.
Asher wins two
The Lady Indians won both of their games at the Firelake Festival on Friday, beating Cimarron 12-6 and Luther 9-2 to run their record to 20-7 on the season.
In the first game the Lady Indians pounded out 14 hits, scoring five in the third, three in the fifth and four in the sixth to get the win.
Tarin Dubler, Haley Odell and Desaray Goodgion all had three hits for Asher. Dubler had a three-run triple to go along with a double and a single, while Goodgion had two doubles and finished with five RBIs.
Odell had a two-run double and a pair of base hits, while Kayla Riddle had two hits.
In the win over Luther, Odell had another three hits while pitcher Sarah Wauahdooah went 3-for-4 at the plate with a pair of doubles.
Dubler, Riddle and Haylee Andrews all had two hits for the Lady Indians, who will host Stratford on Monday.
Dale wins three with ease
The top-ranked Dale Lady Pirates rolled to three run-rule wins at the Firelake Festival on Friday, defeating Silo, Davenport and Barnsdall by a combined score of 35-4.
The Lady Pirates (26-7) got 17 hits in a 12-0 win over Silo in their first game. Ryan Griggs and Taylor Powell both went 3-for-3, while Lacey Hood hit a three-run home run in the third inning and finished with four runs batted in.
In the second game, an 11-1 win over Barnsdall, Hood went 2-for-2 with a double, but the big game belonged to Kensi Sith, who hit a pair of home runs and finished with four RBIs. Jaelin Flewallen added another home run while Regan Holt was 2-for-2.
The third and final game, a 13-3 win over Davenport, was more of the same. Flewallen had a triple to go along with a fourth inning home run to finish with four RBIs, while Griggs was 3-for-3 with a home run and 5 RBIs.
Shelby Savage added three hits for Dale, who will play at Bethel on Monday.
Maud wins nailbiter over Barnsdall
The Maud Lady Tigers held on for a 13-12 win over 3A No. 6 Barnsdall to go 2-for-2 at Firelake.
In their first game, Maud rolled over Cimarron 18-5.
Dallas Tiger, Ashley Fletcher, Britni Bailey and Kelly Sanders all had three hits against Barnsdall. Fletcher finished a home run short of the cycle with three runs batted in.
Sanders, Brooke Dillman and Madison Remington all finished with two RBIs.
In the win over Cimarron Addie McGill went 4-for-4 with a two-run home run, while Fletcher, Sierra Sanders, Emilee Riddle and Bailey all had three hits. Bailey finished with four runs batted in.
Summer Horn added a three-run home run for the Lady Tigers.