Lady Red pitcher Laken Malone pitched a shutout game against the Lady Indians on Tuesday, Sept. 7, in a 16-0 victory bringing them to 7-1 in district play.
With the win, the team's overall season record is now 15-5 overall and 6-1 in the district.
Tuesday's game against Stilwell Tuesday was an exceptional performance despite not having a team practice in a week.
They Lady Red stole 12 bases in five innings three each by Kianna Pellegrino and Blaise Redus.
The Grove girls started with an early lead in the first inning when the bases were loaded and Redus was hit by a pitch adding the first run to the board.
A single by Elizabeth Cash and two back to back walks while bases were loaded gave Grove the 4-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st.
The Lady Indians were unable to answer the pitching of Malone with a run of their own in the second.
During the bottom of the second the Lady Red put seven more runs in the books.
After getting two runners on base followed by a steal from both, placing them in scoring position, Megan Tramel hit a long centerfield three RBI homerun.
Tramel said "it felt pretty darn good" to get her first homerun, to bring in a three run homer.
Grove continued to score in the second but ended the inning after a runner was called out for leaving the base early followed immediately by an interference of the play call.
Pellegrino attempted to hop over a bouncing grounder hit to shortstop, but inadvertently caught the ball with her foot causing the umpire to call an out.
The bottom of the third started with a second homerun from Macee Barnes followed by an infield homerun from Tramel.
Tramel taking advantage of two catching errors by the Lady Indians was able to round the bases beating the throw out at home.
Watching the infield and taking cues from her Coach Jeremy Collins, Tramel barely broke stride as a missed catch at second base allowed her to bring in her fourth RBI for the game.
The inning ended with two more RBIs and Grove’s last out was called as a runner left the bag early.
During their last at bat in the fourth Hayden Hargis took hard pitch to back but was able to walk it off before taking her base.
Overall the Lady Red had one steal at home, 12 RBIs and three runs from base on balls for their final score of 16.
Collins said he feels good about the Lady Reds performance over the last week.
“We did a good job swinging the bat well and saw two really good pitchers," he said. "One of the pitchers was a D1 or D2 pitcher already going to South Florida. The girls struggled a bit defensively but that’s expected on the road.”
After more than a week with no practice Collins plans to work several issues, including ground balls, fly balls and "a few more first and third situational plays.”
The Lady Red play next in Oologah for a tournament from Sept. 7 to. 9 going in with a 16-5 record and will return for a district match in Pryor Sept. 11.