Central High Lady Bronchos lost a close game Tuesday against Alex, but made a comeback Thursday at Chickasha in their second game when they won 12-11 over Amber-Pocasset JV team. They lost the tournament opener to Empire 5-1, splitting games at the Ninnekah Fast Pitch Tournament.
In the first of two games for the Lady Bronchos, both teams battled a 0-0 game until the top of the third despite a two out triple from Erin Doughty that got Central High’s offense going but a strikeout ended the threat.
Empire scored five unanswered runs throughout the game and then as time limit approached, the Central High Lady Bronchos went into action to try and keep the shutout from happening in game one of the tournament.
Kenzie McCraken reached base on an error from the Empire first baseman to get the bottom half of the fifth rolling. A stolen base and wild pitch got her to third when Karson Baker walked to reach base with one out for the Central High Lady Bronchos.
Lady Bronchos senior Faith Robbins, down to the final out in the game and still down 5-0, struck out but a wild pitch and an error by the Empire Lady Bulldogs made sure she reached base. McCraken was able to score which cut the lead to 5-1 before a strikeout ended the threat and the game.
Central High went on to face Amber-Pocasset JV team in the second game of the tournament.
Down 8-0, the Central High Lady Bronchos came storming back and ended up with the walk-off hit to win the game 12-11 to save their tournament. They will look to continue their current one game winning streak and may see a possible rematch with the Empire Lady Bulldogs today in the Ninnekah Fastpitch Tournament.
First, the Lady Bronchos will have to face off against the Alex Longhorns who went 0-2 in their tournament and lost to Elmore City 7-5 and then Wayne 12-0.
Their game begins at 10 a.m. on Field 13 at the Chickasha Sports Complex with the winner moving on to face Empire at the conclusion of their game and the loser being eliminated from the tournament.
If Central High is victorious, they will play Empire at approximately 11:45 a.m. today on Field 13 at the Chickasha Sports Complex.