Groves' own Lady Red softball have won the last two games away at Vinita 14-4 and home against Miami 14-5, which places them in first for their district.

With only four games left in their season Grove edged one game ahead of Oologah-Talala with a 10-1 district record.

Grove and Oologah have been back and forth in their lead in District 4a-6 with the deciding factor being the Lady Red's lose at Oologah.

Big Red will play Oologah again at 5 p.m., on Thursday Sept. 21 at home, but not before facing Claremore and Jay earlier in the week on Monday and Tuesday respectively.

In the game at Vinita the Lady Red broke the no score game in the third inning by placing two runs on the board.

Their big inning was in the fourth when they brought home seven runs giving them a solid 9-0 lead over Vinita.

The girls utilized both Katie Bunch who pitched four innings and Laken Malone who threw two innings with both pitchers only allowing a total of three hits for the game.

Bunch threw out 11 first pitch strikes against Vinita and averaged 0.50 on her WHIP.

Grove finished the game in the sixth with 16 hits after allowing four runs by Vinita in the fifth.

In their game against Miami the Lady Red won in six innings at 14-5.

Bunch arguably had one of her best games of the season with an impressive 26 first pitch strikes and sat down 10 Miami batters on strikeouts.

Miami took an early lead in a pivotal district game by scoring two runs the first innings.

Kianna Pellegrino was able to keep the Lady Red alive by bringing in an RBI in the bottom of the first bringing the score 1-2.

Miami placed two more points on the board with a single RBI taking advantage of an error by grove then followed by a double RBI with Grove now trailing 1-4.

Grove showed strong in the third with back to back doubles by Blaise Redus and Ava Sarwinski bringing in runs then a two run double Mikalle Pair giving the Lady Red their first lead of the game 5-4.

Both Sarwinski and Pair score two more RBIs in the fourth to extend the lead to 7-4 over Miami.

The Wardogs where able to brining in one batter in the fifth but were unable to hold Grove who scored and additional seven runs which lead the girls to their 14-5 victory over Miami.

"This was an extremely important for us as Miami is a good team and they put some pressure on us the first and second innings," Coach Jeremy Collins said after the game. “Coming up we are going to be playing Claremore who is second or third in their district and it won’t be a cake walk.”

Grove’s next few games will determine the team's standings going into the playoffs, which are scheduled to start Sept. 27 with times and locations still to be determined.

"This year we have six very experienced seniors," Collins said. "I would say we are on the same page as the other good teams in the state.”

The Lady Red have four more games left in their regular season against Claremore, Jay, Oologah and Claremore against before moving into playoffs.