As losses go, Monday's wasn't so bad.

As losses go, Monday's wasn't so bad.

Shawnee's Lady Wolves owned a recent 9-5 win over Coweta. The game was an extra-inning affair. The benefit of being the road team was that the game continued for the entire half inning so the Lady Wolves added four runs and held off Coweta in the bottom half of the inning.

That meant that SHS had to win Monday - or at least lose by four or fewer runs - to hold on to the runner-up spot in District 5A-3 behind Pryor.

Trailing 6-3 after 6 innings, Bailey Enright held the Lady Tigers scoreless in the seventh to insure that the Lady Wolves could lose by no more than three.

Coach David Rolette said the second place finish in district play was important for his young team - which had just honored its one senior, Tiara Blackshire - because it should put his team on the other side of the playoff bracket from powers like Pryor and Carl Albert.

Coweta opened the game with a two-run rally. Shawnee answered when Tatum Sparks singled and was moved to second on a bunt by Sadie Smith. Kristin Haddox drove Sparks in with a hard line drive off the center field fence. Carlie Torbett drove in Haddox to tie the game at 2-2 after one.

Torbett also scored a run in the third after a walk to give the Lady Wolves a 3-2 lead.

Coweta would take advantage of Shawnee mistakes in the fifth to retake the lead at 4-3 and then a 2-run homerun in the sixth made the score 6-3.

Haddox was the only Shawnee player with two hits. She also scored one run and drove in one.

Bailey Enright took the loss in the circle. Only two of Coweta's six runs were earned. She gave up seven hits and two walks while striking out four in a seven-inning complete game.