SHAWNEE – Behind a four-inning three-hitter by Colbie Meeks, Tecumseh blitzed Chandler 9-0 Thursday in first-round action of the Tuttle Tournament at FireLake.
The Lady Savages finished with a split on the day by losing a 5-3 tourney decision to Washington.
Opposite Chandler, Tecumseh posted five runs in the top of the third, including a 3-run triple by Harley Sturm. Sturm’s hit scored KJ Johnson, Taylor Walker and Gabi Jordan.
After Tecumseh scored four runs in the top of the fourth, the game was called on the run rule when Chandler failed to score in the bottom of the inning.
Tecumseh finished with seven hits. Chandler also errored three times.
Annie Boatmen drove in two runs while Johnson and Sierra Price drove in a run each.
Meeks fanned two and walked two.
Against Washington, Channing Scallorn took the pitching setback, giving up five runs (two earned) in a 5 2/3-inning stint. Scallorn permitted six hits, whiffed five and walked one.
Tecumseh was limited to four hits, including a run-scoring two-bagger by Walker.
Washington committed four errors and Tecumseh recorded three.
“Against Chandler I feel like we battled at the plate real well, but there were a couple of defensive plays that we just didn’t make,” Tecumseh coach Chad Trahan said. “We’re young, we’re inexperienced. It’s good for us to be in a tight game against a good ball club, but we have to get better.
“Against Chandler, I thought we did a great job of swinging the bat against a really good pitcher. We put some good swings on her and played pretty solid. It’s early. We’re going to try to learn from the mistakes we made and try to be better for it.”
The Lady Savages will continue Tuttle Tournament play today, beginning with Bridge Creek at 4 p.m. Tecumseh will also take on Anadarko at 7 p.m..