The Lady Red maintained at 2-1 lead over the Lady Mustangs but gave up 2 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to lose the game 2-3 bringing their season to seven wins two losses.
In a close finish during the Monday, Aug, 21 game, the Lady Red left two runners stranded in scoring position after a dramatic steal by both Ava Sarwinski and Kianna Pellegrino in the top of the seventh inning.
Lady Red stole a total of six bases during the game with 2 back to back stolen bases for Emma Fields.
Elizabeth Cash gave the Lady Red an early lead in the first with a double and two RBIs while bases were loaded bringing in both Macee Barnes and Mya Williams.
An unreleased pitch by Lady Mustangs resulted in the ball being thrown into the air for the play allowing Fields to take her first of two stolen bases in the second inning.
The Lady Mustangs got into the game during the bottom of the second with a homerun bounced off the scoreboard by Morgan Bement closing the lead to one run.
Blaise Redus drove a long double in the fifth but was unable to score when Kianna Pellegrino was called out on the slide into home plate.
The Lady Mustangs came out swinging in the bottom of the fifth with three singles loading the bases.
The Lady Mustangs number two stepped into the batter’s box to hit a right field single bringing in 2 RBIs for the Lady Mustangs putting them in the lead for the first time of the game with three runs to Grove’s two.
Cash was pleased with her performance but stated, “We could have had better at bats and Oologah is the toughest in the district.”
Cash and Barnes both lead the game in hitting with two hits each follow by Ava Sarwinski with one hit.
Oologah totaled eight hits for the game leading Grove by two.
Sarwinski had the games only tackle when forced to run through the Lady Mustangs first baseman who was standing in the baseline while rounding first on a double.
Katie Bunch pitched all six innings of play for the Lady Red and threw 15 first pitch strikes to Oologah’s 21 first pitch strikes.
Oologah’s pitcher threw at total of 15 strike outs to Bunch’s two displaying how strong of a pitcher she was.
Sophomore Mikalle Pair was warming up in the bullpen to possibly come in as the closer relieving Bunch before the game ended in the top of the seventh.
Coach Jeremy Collins said that Oologah’s pitcher, “is one of the top three I’ve seen.”
Going forward Collins said he “wants to work on hitting, work on our other pitchers and we will be saving our legs since we have three games Thursday in Dewey.”
The Dewey tournament will be decided on Saturday once rankings are determined by the close of Friday's play.