Dale, Chandler, Tecumseh and Asher scored wins on Monday, while Maud lost a late lead in falling to Stonewall.
Dale run-rules Byng
DALE – The Dale Lady Pirates were named the top team in Class 2A in the first coaches’ rankings of the season on Monday.
The Lady Pirates then looked the part against Byng, run-ruling the visitors 8-0 in six innings.
Lauren Hood dominated both in the circle and at the plate, running her record to 4-2 on the season. Hood gave up two hits and no walks while striking out nine in six innings of work.
Hood bounced back from a lackluster outing in her last start against Edmond North on Friday.
“She was outstanding tonight,” head coach Andy Powell said. “She didn’t throw very good against Edmond North. She just didn’t hit her spots. But tonight she really pitched well.”
Hood also went 3-4 at the plate with two doubles and four runs driven in. Sister Lacey Hood had four hits including a double.
Chandler outduels Okemah
CHANDLER – Neleigh Herring shut down Okemah for seven innings and drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning as the Chandler Lady Lions downed the ninth-ranked Lady Panthers 2-1 at home on Monday.
Herring allowed two hits and two walks while striking out nine in the complete game effort. She also drew a bases-loaded walk for the go-ahead run.
Chandler (12-2) debuted at fifth in Class 3A in the first coaches’ rankings of the season. The Lady Lions have won six in a row and will host Seminole Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Tecumseh downs Jones
JONES – Suni Meely had three hits and Tecumseh got a solid pitching performance from Sierra Humphrey to defeat Jones 8-2 on the road Monday.
Meely went 3-4 with a triple and an RBI. Bailey Smith went 2-3 with a double and drove in three runs.
Humphrey had an RBI double and allowed two runs on five hits in five innings of work.
Colbie Meeks struck out four and allowed one hit in two innings of relief.
Tecumseh, ranked sixth in Class 4A in the coaches’ rankings, will host Shawnee on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Asher blanks Maysville
ASHER – The Asher Lady Indians snapped a two-game losing streak with an 8-0 run-rule win over Maysville on Monday.
Tarin Dubler allowed one hit and one walk while striking out eight in five innings of work.
Braxten Frazier led the offense with two hits, including a double, driving in three runs. Haylee Andrews added an RBI double.
Asher (8-3) will host Allen on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
Maud loses late to Stonewall
STONEWALL – A no-hit bid came unraveled in the sixth inning as the Maud Lady Tigers lost on the road at Stonewall 4-2 on Monday.
The Tigers’ Jaycee Gambel took a no-hitter into the bottom of the sixth, with only one baserunner having reached base by error. But Stonewall led off the inning with a solo home run then used an error, a stolen base and two singles to tie the score at 2-2.
Two more hits and another error made it 4-2 before a line drive to Kierstin Ragan led to an inning-ending double play.
The Tigers (2-3) took the lead in the second inning when Kaylee Sanders drew a lead off walk and came around to score. The lead doubled to 2-0 when Addie McGill drew a lead off walk in the sixth and scored on Jocee Sparks’s base hit.
Sparks finished the day with two hits for Maud. The Lady Tigers will go on the road to Wetumka on Tuesday, with first pitch scheduled for 4:30 p.m.