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July 1, 2013

Area teams shake off rust in first week of summer

MARLOW — While there’s still a long way to go before the start of the regular season for area high school softball teams, some of them got a first glimpse at what to expect Monday night at Southwest Park.

Marlow, Velma-Alma, Comanche, and Waurika were all in action during the first week of the Marlow summer softball league, with the Lady Indians and Lady Eagles meeting in the their final game of the evening.

WHS was able to break open a 3-3 tie with the Lady Indians in the bottom of the second inning, as the Lady Eagles claimed a 6-3 victory on the night.

“I had very positive thoughts before the games tonight about our team,” Waurika coach Ivy Fitzgerald said. “But, after seeing the way we played, expectations are high now. Once we get some consistency then I think we should have a very good season.”

Comanche’s Lady Indians showed plenty of fight in the top of the second inning, as CHS tied the game at 3-3.

Junior Brittany Doucett got the rally started with an RBI single up the middle, before teammate Marissa Curtis collected an RBI single of her own to make it 3-2.

Curtis would later score on a wild pitch to make it 3-3.

However, the Lady Eagles responded in the bottom half of the inning as Megan Hill scored on a wild pitch to make it a 4-3 game.

Kiana Swift and Skyler Bartling added runs off of walks in the bottom of the third inning to seal the victory.

“Our biggest thing right now is going to be in the circle,” Comanche coach Chris Dobbins said. “Emmalee (Chisum) has been making some progress for us. Hitting is contagious for us and it was good for us to fight back. We made some mistakes but it’s early on and we’ll take care of them before the season starts.”

Chisum and Julia Anderson split time on the mound for the Lady Indians against Waurika, with Anderson striking out four batters.

Karrington Morris and Kiersten Berthiaume also split time for the Lady Eagles on the mound with Morris getting two strikeouts in the contest.

Comanche fell to Walters in their first game of the night by a score of 2-0, while the Lady Eagles defeated Ninnekah by a score of 6-3.

Marlow and Velma-Alma were facing Sterling and Lindsay in its first games of the evening, before meeting each other to finish the night off.

Scores were not available as of press time.


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