Weather has played a huge role in Waurika’s fast-pitch softball schedule as the Lady Eagles had not seen action since August 28 until last Monday.
The Lady Eagles fell to Wilson, 20-9, at the Waurika diamond.
Waurika was to have hosted Ryan last Tuesday afternoon, but results were not available in time for this edition of the Waurika News-Journal/The Ryan Leader.
Waurika had games rained out at Empire and last Thursday with Geronimo before last Monday’s game with Wilson.
In the contest with Wilson, Waurika got off to a great start retiring Wilson in order in the top of the first and then erupting for five runs in the bottom of the inning.
Gracie Walling singled to start the Waurika uprising. Destiny Barnes, Madison Roberson and Kaci Reynolds were all hit by a pitch and Walling scored when Reynolds reached base.
Landry Forsyth followed with a two-run double giving Waurika a 4-0 lead. Forsyth scored the final run in the inning when Faith Roberson was hit by a pitch.
Waurika sent 11 batters to the plate in the inning that included four hit batsmen, three walks and two hits to give Waurika a 5-0 lead.
Wilson rallied for four runs in the top of the second before Waurika answered with a pair of scores in the bottom of the second inning without the benefit of a base hit.
Barnes and M. Roberson walked and both scored after walks to Hope Cummings and Alayna Stallcup to put Waurika in front, 7-4.
Wilson again struck for two runs in the top of the third to narrow the gap to 7-6, but Waurika got one run in the bottom of the inning.
Barnes drew another walk – one of three in the game – and moved to second on M. Roberson’s walk. A pair of stolen bases by Barnes – including the steal of home – helped Waurika extend the margin to 8-6.
Wilson picked up a single tally in the top of the fourth to narrow the margin to 8-7 and took the lead in the top of the fifth by scoring five runs to give the Carter County Eagles a 12-8 lead.
Waurika rallied for a single run in the bottom of the fifth. Barnes reached on her third walk of the game and stole second, third and home base to give Waurika the run and allow the hosts to come within three runs at 12-9.
However, Wilson sealed the win with a run in the top of the sixth and seven runs in the top of the seventh. Six of the seven runs were scored after two were out and Wilson had secured the win.
Waurika’s Forsyth finished 1-for-2 with two runs batted in with a two-run double.
Waurika stole 13 bases in the contest, but gave up 23 hits to the visitors to suffer the loss.
Waurika received their assignment for the Class A District Tournament last week and it will be a tough road for the Lady Eagles.
Waurika will travel to Ringling and will also have Wilson in the district.
Ringling has a 9-5 mark not including action this past Monday and Tuesday, while Wilson stands at 10-9 after handing Waurika a loss on Monday.
The Lady Eagles are 2-13 on the year.
Wilson and Ringling will both compete this weekend in the Comanche Tournament
Waurika will take a break over the weekend, but travels to Bray-Doyle on Monday to battle the host Lady Donkeys and Ninnekah.
The final regular season game for the Lady Eagles will be Tuesday at Temple.