Delaware County fast pitch softball foes Colcord and Oaks met on Monday, Aug. 21 with both teams looking for success after a rough start to the season.
After 46 hits and 28 run Colcord pulled the game out in the seventh inning.
With the game tied 11-11 in the top of the seventh inning Colcord scored six runs off seven hits and two Oaks errors to pull away with the win.
“Our girls never gave up. They continued to fight through seven tough innings to secure the win,” said Colcord Coach Jeri Kindle. “I couldn’t be more proud of there and will power against Oaks."
Bailee Fowler, Kailee Fowler, Kaylee Potter, Abby Simmons and Butts all scored for Colcord off hits from Shawnee Nichols, Bailee Fowler, Summer Tuell, Jennifer Martin, Potter, Simmons and Jenna Butts.
Colcord had taken an early 5-0 lead in the second inning off five Lady Hornet hits with Tuell leading the way with a triple.
Oaks scored six to take the lead in the bottom of the inning. It was powered by seven Lady Warrior hits. Tigeris Quinn, Sammie Jo Moore, Boo Watkins, Ashley Cummings, Allie McCullen, Alyssa Cummings and Abbi Stopp. Ashley Cummings, Alyssa Cummings, Mattie Soldier, Moore, Quinn and McCullen came home to score for Oaks.
Colcord regained the advantage 7-6 in the top of the fourth after Bailee Fowler scored off a Makayla Phan single.
The Lady Warriors answered once again in the bottom of the inning when when Quinn scored off a double from Alyssa Cummings who followed on a double from Abbit Stopp.
Colcord moved out to an 11-8 advantage off runs from Nichols, Bailee and Kailee Fowler. Nichols, Tuell, Phan and the Fowler sisters all had hits for the Lady Hornets.
Oaks tied the game in the bottom of the sixth when McCullen and Quinn scored off a Shayla Rill double and Harlie McKie came home on a double from Ashley Cummings.
Colcord finished with 25 hits in the game while the Lady Warriors was close behind with 19.
Tuell and Simmons had four hits each for Colcord while Nichols, Martin and Bailee Fowler had three each. Phan and Butts had two hits.
Stopp had four hits for Oaks while Quinn and Alyssa Cummings had three with McCullen and Ashley Cummings two each.
Tuell was the winning pitcher with eight strikeouts and two walks while Stopp pitched for Oaks with three strikeouts and five batters walked.
“Offensively we hit the ball well,” said Oaks Coach Vince Osburn. “Pitching wise we did alright. It is the defense we need to work on. We have to quit having so many errors to give them runs.
“We just have to keep working hard to get better."
Both teams will play on Thursday and Saturday, Aug. 24 and 26, in the Chouteau Tournament.