SHAWNEE — Long day at the office. The Shawnee Lady Wolves played host to the Deer Creek Lady Antlers and dropped the non-district game, 15-1.
For three innings, the two teams went scoreless, with both starting pitchers in full command. That ended in the top of the fourth inning. Deer Creek scored five runs on four hits and were aided by two Lady Wolves miscues. The two errors accounted for three of the Deer Creek runs and Shawnee never recovered. Before the mistakes, Terin Ritz led off with a double and then watched Caitlyn Wells launch a towering home run over the center field fence, for the game’s first two runs.
Shawnee did manage a run in the bottom of the fourth to cut the Lady Antlers lead to 4-1. Carly Torbett hit a lead-off home run over the left center field fence.
Deer Creek scored three more runs in the fifth to increase the advantage to 8-1.
Deer Creek’s Terin Ritz held the Shawnee hitter in check for the seven inning of play. She allowed just four hits and gave up just one walk. She struck out three batters.
Tatum Sparks, Trintie Butler and Anneca Anderson joined Torbett as the only Shawnee batters to get hits.
In the top of the seventh Deer Creek put the game out of reach, scoring seven more runs to get the lead to 15-1. They scored the seven runs on 10 hits.
Shawnee’s Baylie Enright started the game in the circle for Shawnee. She pitched four innings and gave up five runs on four hits. She gave up a lone walk and struck out two Deer Creek batters. She was relieved by Anderson in the fifth inning.
Anderson gave up 10 runs on 14 hits to Deer Creek.
Shawnee drops to 6-11 on the season and will play in the Choctaw Softball Tournament this Saturday.