Dale’s Delanie Manning was running out of gas, but had just enough in the tank Friday to hold off Sand Springs 6-4 at Stillwater High School.
STILLWATER — Dale’s Delanie Manning was running out of gas, but had just enough in the tank Friday to hold off Sand Springs 6-4 at Stillwater High School.
Manning, who pitched nine innings Thursday against Tecumseh, led Sand Springs 6-0 entering the bottom of the sixth inning. The Class 6A school sent nine batters to the plate, posted six hits and scored four times before Manning retired the side.
Sand Springs also recorded a seventh-inning double but Manning held on for the victory.
“Delanie was tired, but she gutted it out,” Dale coach Andy Powell said. “That was 16 innings of pitching in a short period of time.
“They are a pretty good 6A team. This win and the Washington win were probably the best wins we’ve had this season.”
Top-ranked Dale improved to 12-0.
Skyler Thompson was the ringleader of Dale’s 11-hit attack with a grandslam home run in the fourth and a run-scoring single in a 2-run fifth.
Her home run to straightaway center came on a no-out, 3-2 pitch.
Montana Lam notched three singles and Rylie Premo posted two singles and drove in a run for Dale.
Dale was scheduled to play Putnam City later Friday at Oklahoma State’s Cowgirl Field but the game was rained out.
Dale, idle today, will play at 5 p.m. Monday at Chandler. Tuesday, Dale will be home versus Maud at 4:30.
Note: Report compiled by contributing writer Fred Fehr.