“We’re going to state!”
After a professional attitude won the first day of regionals for Marlow softball, Abbey Warren just couldn’t contain her excitement putting that accomplishment on blast.
Well, not quite yet. The Outlaws still need to win one more game against the winner of the loser’s bracket. But if Marlow plays like it did Thursday, that shouldn’t be a problem.
It dominated both Marietta and Lindsay by a combined score of 22-1. Most of the credit for that performance should go to pitcher Gigi Wall, who struck out seven in the game against Lindsay and ended it with a walk off home run.
“She’s awesome,” catcher Kaytlyn Kizarr said after the game. “She’s hitting her spots and she wants it.”
Kizarr added two hits herself to go along with an underrated performance behind the plate. While she was the shining beacon of confidence, her counterpart was the opposite. The Lindsay catcher had difficulty fielding a lot of the pitches and the Outlaws took advantage of it when they could. The team finished with four runs scored on passed balls.
“She got wild,” coach Kevin Miller said. “Instead of chasing her stuff, we looked for our pitch and that was the big key.”
That mindset put Lindsay in a hole and that just loosened up the bats for Warren and company. Now their minds will be focused on Friday when they get a chance to lock down the state playoff berth they have been dreaming about all season.
“Just one game, that’s all we have left, just one game,” Warren said.
“We’re going to state!”
Duncan tennis sets a new mark of success
Sustained success for many years makes it difficult for Duncan high school tennis to earn achievements it already hasn’t accomplished.
For Coffman, All State runs in the family
Following in his parents’ footsteps, George “Trey” Coffman III takes part in the Oklahoma All State Baseball Game at 7 p.m. in J.L. Johnson Stadium on Tuesday.
VA’s Allison coaching small-schools
In his first year at Velma-Alma, Colt Allison led the Comets to a regional final appearance in baseball, took over as the football head coach and was named the small-schools coach for the baseball All State game on Tuesday.
VYPE picks Duncan to make playoffs
Despite facing a rigorous schedule, Duncan was picked by VYPE’s preseason football preview to return to the postseason after a one-year hiatus.
With new coach Craig Benson taking over this season, the magazine predicted Duncan will finish fourth in Class 5A District 1 ahead of Chickasha and behind Ardmore. The Demons are also ranked as the No. 16 team in the Class, with Lawton Mac being the highest ranked team in the district at No. 4.
Dehydrator breaks participation record
With 626 participants, the 24th annual Dehydrator shattered its attendance record Saturday, welcoming riders from around the world to Duncan.
She is Safe 5K draws more than 100
More than 100 participants flooded the streets of Duncan last night for the annual She is Safe Run to the Dark 5k.
Dehydrator to start Saturday morning
With the highest ever pre-register attendance in event history, 428, the 24th annual Dehydrator Bike Ride kicks off Saturday at 7 a.m. at the Simmons Center.
Just another day on the course
Following Thursday’s twosome of Duncan freshman Thomas Strong and sixth-grader Ridge Harris, a casual viewer might forget that they were competing in a golf tournament.
Duncan’s Cox shines with 3-over 74
Tuesday night, Duncan High School golfer Graham Cox stayed up late watching “Batman Begins.”
Marlow trio looking to take next step at state
The Marlow boys’ golf team finished fifth in the state tournament last year, but with the team actively trying to improve this summer, the Outlaws have their sights set much higher.
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