Bethel scored more often but Tecumseh’s Lady Savages made the most of their opportunities in a 6-3 win.

Bethel scored more often but Tecumseh’s Lady Savages made the most of their opportunities in a 6-3 win.

Bethel scored in the first inning when Rian Gamble singled and stole second base. Reanna McGowen singled to drive her in to give the Lady Wildcats an early lead.

Bethel scored again in the third inning when Skylar Fletcher singled on a bunt and then got to second on a miscue in the Lady Savage infield. Skylar Pollard singled to drive in Fletcher and give Bethel a 2-0 lead after three innings.

Tecumseh didn’t score in the first four innings, but they pushed across four runs in the top of the fifth.

Lauren Taylor started the Lady Savage fifth with a single. Ayzia Shirey doubled to put runners in scoring position.

Harley Sturm singled in the first run for THS and advanced to second on the throw to the plate. Catcher Emily Bingham ripped another double to score two for the Lady Savages and give them the lead at 3-2.

Taylor Frizzell bunted for a single and that hit scored Bingham to make it 4-2.

Bethel got one back in the fifth but Tecumseh put it away with two insurance runs in the top of the seventh to make it 6-3.

Four Lady Savages had two hits in the game. Channing Scallorn, Sturm, Bingham and Frizzell all had two hits for Tecumseh. Bingham and Frizzell each drove in two.

Gamble led all hitters with a 4-for-4 performance. She also scored a run and stole four bases. Bethel also got two hits a piece from Fletcher and Audrey Wade.

Jordyn Zachary threw 151 pitches in a complete game loss. She struck out eight and walked three. She gave up 11 hits. Zachary went deep in a lot of counts and that drove her pitch count up. She has been working a lot in the circle for Bethel so she wasn’t in the hitting lineup.

Harley Sturm got the win for Tecumseh. She struck out three and walked one. She also gave up 11 hits but her defense made fewer mistakes behind her.

The victory avenged a season opening loss to the Lady Wildcats. The win improved Tecumseh’s record to 10-9 and 3-3 in district play. Bethel fell to 11-11 and 3-3 in district play.

Bethel will travel to Seminole Tuesday in another district game. Tecumseh heads to undefeated Newcastle Tuesday to take on the district-leading Lady Racers.

Only the top four teams in each 4A district advance to the playoffs. Currently, Bethel and Tecumseh hold the final two playoff spots with Newcastle at 5-0, Harrah at 3-2 and both Bethel and Tecumseh at 3-3. But Seminole is right on their heels at 3-2 with games left against all of the teams ahead of them.