With the heat rising during the second week of fast pitch softball, area teams had several games where they started their inter county rivalry during the first part of the week’s action.
Monday saw one matchup between two Stephens County teams where the Central High Bronchos got their only win of the first two days by beating Bray-Doyle on the road before taking on Alex Tuesday.
Central High will join Bray-Doyle and Empire in the Ninnekah High School Fast Pitch Tournament at the Chickasha Sports Complex beginning on Thursday lasting until Saturday.
Empire, who went 1-1 on the first two days of the week, will open the tournament against Stephens County rival Central High on Field 13 at the Chickasha Sports Complex.
Bray-Doyle will be looking for their first win of the week as they take on Calumet in game one of the Ninnekah Fast Pitch Tournament.
Two of the area teams were perfect to begin their week. The Comanche Lady Indians and Velma-Alma Comets went 3-0 with the Lady Indians going 2-0 over Marietta and Marlow, and the Lady Comets beating Turner on Monday.
Both Comanche and Velma-Alma will be traveling to the Stillwater Festival where each team will play three games with both playing one on Friday and then two on Saturday to finish off their week.
Marlow got a big district win Monday against Kingston before facing off against long time rival Comanche at home Tuesday.
Lady Outlaws, despite their first loss of the year, will look to bounce back at the Plainview Tournament this weekend when they face Norman North to begin the seven team tournament.
Marlow and Comanche have the best season records to date with the Lady Indians at 5-1 and Marlow at 4-1, while the Lady Comets have a record of 5-2 heading into their tournaments this weekend.
A full recap of the Ninnekah Festival will be in the Friday edition of The Duncan Banner.