Things went well until the final game.
The Duncan High School softball team shut out its first four opponents in a tournament at Durant Friday and Saturday.
But when the Lady Demons faced the host team for the championship, the defense didn’t hold up. Duncan committed four errors in a 7-1 loss to the Cougars Saturday.
“Corrina (Rivas) didn’t pitch bad,” said Lady Demon coach Robert Cowan. “But they’d get a couple baserunners on, hit a routine ball and we’d drop it.”
Cowan added the Lady Demons left the bases loaded a couple of times and couldn’t get clutch hits to bring in runners.
The Lady Demons had seven hits against the Cougars but managed just one run. K.K. Williams and Kortney Brown each had two singles.
Before the final game, the Lady Demons had been on a roll, shutting out four teams.
First came a 1-0 victory against Lone Grove Friday. Rivas struck out 12 batters while giving up four hits with no walks.
Duncan scored its only run in the first inning, after Berkley Faulkner doubled, advanced on Autumn Parker’s sacrifice bunt, then scored on a sacrifice fly to right field by Williams.
The Lady Demons won their second game Friday, beating Oklahoma City Western High 8-0. Autumn Parker threw a one-hitter with three strikeouts.
Faulkner had a two-run homer in the second inning and added a single. Getting two hits apiece were Parker, Rivas, Brown and Kennedy Stewart.
The Lady Demons opened play Saturday with a 2-0 win against Rattan. Duncan didn’t get a hit until the fourth inning when Faulkner singled, and didn’t score its runs until the sixth, with Williams doubling, Parker reaching first when hit by a pitch, then Rivas driving in both baserunners.
Rivas was strong on the mound as well, striking out 14 batters with three hits and three walks.
The Lady Demons then beat Dixon 5-0. Rivas threw a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts.
Seven players had singles for Duncan. Falon Howell and Jenny Rather each had two RBIs.
The Lady Demons are 21-4 overall and have a busy schedule this week. They host Altus Monday, then host Noble Tuesday, before heading to Chickasha Thursday for a key district game.
Lady Demons notch shutouts in first four games
Things went well until the final game.
Outlaws shut out Indians
Marlow baseball snapped a three-game losing streak with a 10-0 win at home against Comanche Monday.
“We needed to get this win and we got it,” said Marlow coach Jeff Brewer.
Demon golfers focused on regionals
The Duncan boys golfers have two more tournaments left before regionals.
The Demons will head to Ardmore this Monday for a tournament that was postponed from March 3 because of the weather.
Tourney named in memory of T-ball player
The Comanche Youth Council will dedicate its preseason baseball and softball tournament to the memory of a T-ball player who unexpectedly passed away this past weekend.
Tyee Percival, 5, was in his first year of T-ball and played for the Rangers. The youth council has named its preseason tourney the Tyee Percival Memorial Tournament. The council will hang a commemorative banner over the T-ball field at the Comanche Field of Dreams.
Lady Donkeys push towards playoffs
Fighting its roster limitations, Bray-Doyle slowpitch softball has a rare opportunity in front of it.
Coach Frank Moser is optimistic about his chances in district versus Mayesville and No. 5 Roff. While Roff has been one of the best teams in Class 2A — it has a winning record despite almost all of its games coming against ranked competitors — Mayesville has been one of the worst. It picked up its first win against Alex on April 8 by just one run.
Outlaws have chance to host regionals
The Marlow baseball team has had to overcome some adversity in recent weeks, but coach Jeff Brewer is confident the team will get back on track.
The past week started with a road game at Blanchard, ranked seventh in Class 4A, last Tuesday. Then came a tough outing at home against Class 4A Newcastle Thursday and a showdown Friday at Sterling, ranked fourth in Class A.
Tennis teams place second
The Duncan tennis teams did well for themselves in a tough field at the BancFirst Tournament.
The girls played Friday and took second as a team, with Marisa Moore taking second at No. 2 singles and Aubrey Mouser and Jordan Clauson the same placing at No. 2 doubles. Taking third were Alex Bowers at No. 1 singles and Sydney Hendricks and Carly Kirkland at No. 1 doubles.
Bronchos boast top-notch backstops
Central High coach Jeff Jones has had to tinker with his lineup to get the best Bronchos on the field for most of the year, but one position he hasn’t had to worry about is catcher.
That consistency came in the form of two very different players.
First, there’s the unheralded freshman Keeton Sallee. Flirting with a .400 batting average, Sallee is one of the Bronchos’ best offensive weapons. On defense, his quick release and strong arm cause headaches for opponents on the basepath. Just months into his high-school career, he’s performing admirably.
Girls soccer wins big at Eisenhower
The Duncan girls soccer team dominated its match at Lawton Eisenhower Friday, winning 8-0.
“We really moved the ball well,” said Lady Demon coach Delydia Gay. “We did a fantastic job. Everyone got a good amount of playing time.”
‘Dial’-ing up a vaulting tradition
Marlow’s pole vaulters have a good chance to continue the legacy of Joe Dial.
Dial held the world record in the men’s indoor pole vault at one point, clearing 19 feet, 3 3/4 inches in on Feb. 1, 1986. He was a four-time state champion at Marlow from 1978 to 1981, with his best state meet mark coming in 1980 when he cleared 17 feet, 1 inch. He now coaches track at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa.
Demons post good times at tough meet
A meet at the University of Oklahoma Friday proved tough for the Duncan track athletes, but the coaches saw plenty of good things.
Duncan’s boys tallied nine top-six placings at a meet that mostly featured Class 6A schools. Kevin Roddy won the shot put (57’1.5”) and discus (178’11”), Mason Bivens won the 3200 (9:53.71) and Walker Clampitt won the 800 (2:00.03).
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