MCLOUD – Bethel came close to going home with the champion title in the McLoud softball tournament Saturday, but were bested by Harrah on a grand slam and passed ball to lose the title game 5-4 and finish runner-up.
The Lady Wildcats held a 4-0 lead going to the bottom of the fifth, but a single and two walks loaded up the bases for Harrah and set up a grand slam to tie up the game. A passed ball in the bottom of the seventh gave the Lady Panthers the walk-off win.
Jordyn Zachary got things moving for the Lady Wildcats with a single in the top of the second to score Karlie Lamb. Rayah Mayo hit into a double play that scored another run to take a 2-0 lead. Lamb hit an RBI single in the top of the third and Mya Green doubled to score Lamb in the fifth.
Zachary gave up five hits, struck out 11 and walked four in the loss.
Lamb was 3-4 with two doubles and Green had two doubles on two hits. Reanna McGowen, Lilla Wade and Zachary each had two hits.
The Lady Wildcats (17-9) will host Tecumseh Monday at 5:00 p.m.