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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Shawnee softball goes 1-1 on final day of tournament

  • The Lady Wolves shut out Claremore 3-0 before falling to Stillwater 10-4 on the final day of their tournament at Firelake on Saturday.
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  • FIRELAKE – A poor start in their second and final game on Saturday prevented the Shawnee Lady Wolves from going 2-0 on the final day of the Shawnee Invitational at Firelake.
    In their first game of the day, the Lady Wolves (5-7) played some of their best defense of the tournament in shutting out Claremore 3-0.
    In the second game Shawnee fell behind Stillwater 9-2 after two innings on their way to a 10-4 loss to the Lady Pioneers to end the tournament.
    “We had a much better day today,” head coach David Rolette said. “That’s what we have to do; we have to play well defensively and we’ve got to throw strikes. Our offense will come through eventually.”
    Shawnee squeezed out a run in the third inning against the Lady Zebras when Kristen Grabin led off the inning with a walk and eventually scored on an infield single by Lexi Freeman.
    Taylor Chamblin led off the fifth with a single and Freeman picked up her second RBI of the day with a base hit to left field to make it 2-0.
    Freeman would eventually score on a sacrifice fly by Logan Bonner.
    But the Lady Wolves would strand 11 runners in the game, 8 of those in scoring position, something that would come back to haunt them in their loss to Stillwater.
    Kylee Thompson allowed three hits and three walks in shutting out the Lady Zebras.
    In game two Stillwater scored four runs in the first inning and five in the second to open up a big early lead.
    The Lady Pioneers (10-3) took advantage of three walks, a hit batter, an error and two passed balls in the first inning. Shawnee struck back when Chamblin hit an RBI triple to score Grabin and Freeman followed with an RBI groundout to make the score 4-2.
    Stillwater opened the second inning with five straight hits to score five more runs to take control of the game. But after allowing the final run in the third, Thompson and the Shawnee defense kept the Lady Pioneers in check the rest of the way, giving the Lady Wolves chances to get back in the game.
    However, Shawnee again could not get the big hits, leaving the bases loaded in the fourth and leaving two runners on in both the fifth and sixth inning.
    “We continue to hit the ball well at times, but we’ve got to get the big hits with runners in scoring position,” Rolette said. “We left a lot of runners on base in both games. We were just a hit or two away from getting back in the game.”
    Page 2 of 2 - Shawnee will get back into district play when they host Guthrie at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

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