DALE—The Dale Lady Pirates out-slugged the Broken Bow Lady Savages for a 28-20 win in their second contest of the Tecumseh-Dale Festival, Friday afternoon.
The Lady Pirates scored their 28 runs on 28 hits, including 11 home runs during the encounter. Broken Bow added nine homers of their own as both teams combined for 20 in the four innings of play.
Dale jumped out to an early 11-2 lead after the first inning and looked like they would cruise to an easy victory. Delanie Manning, Mikayla Rutland and Lacy Savage all homered in the bottom half of the first to give the Lady Pirates the comfortable lead. Rutland hit two homers in the first and finished the game going 4-for-5 with four homers and eight runs batted in. Rutland's second homer of the inning was a grand slam.
Dale increased their advantage to 13-3 after the second inning. Broken Bow scored a single run in the top half before adding two runs in the bottom of the frame. Emmie Idleman and Sydney Griggs each drove in a run in the second.
The Lady Savages added six runs in the third. They hit three singles, a double and had back to back homers by Trinitee Haney and Shelby Sharrack.
Dale answered on three straight home runs to start the third inning. Manning hit her second, followed by Rutland's third before Skyler Thompson got into the home run mix with a bomb to left field. Dale led 16-9 after three.
Broken Bow tied the contest at 16-16 when they scored seven runs on seven hits in the top of the fourth, The Lady Pirates then were ousted three up, three down in the bottom half of the inning. Broken Bow took a 21-16 lead after a five run top-half of the fifth inning.
The Lady Pirates then ended any and all hopes of a Broken Bow win, as they blistered the ball for 12 runs on 11 hits to end the game.
Dale, with two outs, started hammering the ball. Lacy Savage hit her second home run of the game, scoring three runs to get the big inning going. Sara Lock added a two-run homer and Rutland hit her fourth home run of the game. That made the score 27-20, with one more run needed to set the run rule into motion.
Dale didn't wait long to end it. Thompson, who was next in line, ripped her second bomb to end the game at 28-20.
The Lady Pirates opened the day with a 21-11 win over Choctaw that saw them hit 13 home runs as a team. Manning was 4-4 with four bombs and Rutland had three homers.
Dale will host Bethel at 10 o'clock this morning and will then face Tushka at 12:30 to end their portion of the festival.