The Jay slow pitch softball team saw its first losses of season to state powerhouse teams in the Broken Arrow/Tulsa Union Tournament Friday-Saturday, April 7-8. The Lady Bulldogs dropped games to Class 4A top ranked Dale, 13-2, Class 6A, seventh ranked Moore 12-3, Class 6A, fifth ranked Broken Arrow 13-3 and Class 6A, third ranked Westmoore 9-6. The Lady Bulldogs beat Blanchard 10-3 in the tournament and Salina 15-5 Thursday, April 6 at home.
"We played well. We competed with some highly ranked 6A teams and Dale the top team in 4A. We went 1-4 but we earned their respect. I have said it all year my girls are good. We were beating number three Westmoore until the seventh inning," said Coach Samie Watson.
Dale 13 Lady Bulldogs 2
Jay scored both of their runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Maggie Lokey scored after Jessie Summerfield hit a fly ball and reached base on an error. Jade Creekkiller smashed a line drive to center field for a sacrifice single to bring Marissa Lokey home for a run.
Jay had four hits in the game with Marissa Lokey going 2-2 while Maggie Lokey and Creekkiller had one hit each.
Moore 12 Lady Bulldogs 3
Caitlin Taylor hit a line drive to center field that also brought Creekkiller home for an 8-2 score in the bottom of the second inning. The final run came in the third inning after Alexa Duncan scored on a Maggie Lokey fielder's choice.
Jay had seven hits in the game with Caitlin Taylor having two while Creekkiller, Marissa Lokey, Lexi Taylor, Breezy Stoddard, Cayla Williams and Maggie Lokey all had one hit each.
Broken Arrow 13 Lady Bulldogs 3
Jay scored all three runs in the top of second inning. With Broken Arrow leading 3-0 the Lady Bulldogs tied the game in the frame. Catlin Taylor cut the lead to 3-1 scoring on a hit from her twin sister Lexi before Lexi followed on single from Williams. Marissa Lokey tied the game when she hit a line drive by the pitcher to plate Mya Pickup.
Lexi Taylor finished with two hits, Creekkiller, Pickup, Williams, Regan Dry, Caitlin Taylor and Maggie Lokey also had hits.
Westmoore 9 Lady Bulldogs 6
The game was tied 3-3 after the first inning after Haley Dry tripled and brought Marissa and Maggie Lokey home. Jay moved their lead to 6-3 with Maggie Lokey, Lexi Taylor and Marissa Lokey each scoring a run in the next three innings. Westmoore added two runs in the fifth to cut the Lady Bulldogs lead to 6-5 before scoring the winning runs in the top of the seventh.
Jay had 14 hits in the game with Lexi Taylor going 4-4, Maggie Lokey 3-3, Haley Dry 3-4 and Pickup 2-3.
Lady Bulldogs 10 Blanchard 3
Caitlin Taylor hit three home runs in the game with the first coming in the top of the first inning. It was a three run to score Creekkiller and Dry. The second a two run hit in the second that also brought Dry home. Taylor's final home run came in the top of the seventh to finalize the scoring. Dry singled to score Maggie Lokey and Summerfield for the other two runs in the first inning while Creekkiller hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the fourth to plate Williams and Maggie Lokey.
Taylor led the way at the plate going 3-3 with the three home runs. She also had six RBI's. Marissa Lokey was 4-5 with Maggie Lokey and Pickup going 2-4. Creekkiller and Dry also had hits.
Lady Bulldogs 15 Salina 5
Creekkiller smashed a home run to power the Lady Bulldogs. Salina took a 2-0 lead before Jay scored six runs in the each of the first and second inning for a 12-2 lead. Salina added a run in the third whiel the Lady Bulldogs put up two more scores. Both team finished their scoring in the fifth inning.
Summerfield, Caitlin Taylor and Maggie Lokey finished with three hits each while Creekkiller, Lexi Taylor and Williams had two.
Lady Bulldogs remain in top 10, will host districts
Jay Lady Bulldogs remained in the top 10 of Class 5A at the number 10 spot despite the losses in the tournament. The OSSAA released their district pairings Friday, April 7 and Jay will host their district playoff tournament. Salina and 16th ranked Muldrow will come to town for the tournament that will be played between April 17-22.
It was Muldrow that ended the Lady Bulldogs season at regionals last season. Muldrow pulled off a double play in extra innings to get the win that sent them to the state tournament and Jay home.