The Lady Eagles softball squad is putting together one of the best seasons in recent memory.
Waurika picked up a couple of victories last Thursday when Temple hosted the Lady Eagles and Geroimo.
Games that were scheduled for Monday against Frederick and Tuesday at Ryan were postponed because of rain.
The Lady Eagles and Frederick were in the second inning when rain and lightning halted the contest and after a delay another storm came through forcing the postponement.
Tuesday the Lady Eagles were set to take on Ryan, but additional rains overnight on Monday and Tuesday morning forced the game to be postponed.
In the first game last Thursday at Temple, Waurika held off Geronimo, 7-6. In the second contest, the Lady Eagles pounded Temple, 13-9.
The Lady Eagles are back on the diamond today with a contest at Grandfield.
The Lady Eagles will be on the road again Tuesday when they travel to Central High.
Next weekend the Lady Eagles will return to Temple for the Temple Invitational on Thursday and Saturday.
Waurika is 8-5 on the season heading into today’s game and just need one more win to equal the number of wins from the three previous seasons.
Waurika 13, Temple 9
The Lady Eagles used a 10-run third inning to build a big lead and held on for the win.
Temple scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning on three hits, an error and a pair of stolen bases including a steal of home. This gave the Lady Tigers a 3-0 advantge.
The Lady Eagles came back in the top of the second with a pair of tallies.
A lead-off single and a stolen base by Gracie Walling helped get the uprising started.
Alana Lewis followed with an RBI-double and she scored on Riley Howell’s run-scoring single. This trimmed the Temple lead to 3-2.
In the top of the third the Lady Eagles sent 16 players to the plate.
Aubree Showalter and Faith Roberson led off the inning with infield singles and scored on Walling’s double.
Lewis had another infield single and she scored on a single by Hope Cummings. Howell walked and Grace Hill produced a two-run single.
Faith Hill walked and eventually stole home to increase the lead to 10-3.
After two were out Roberson and Landry Forsyth came up with infield hits. Walling walked to load the bases and the back-to-back walks by Lewis and Cummings produced the final two runs of the inning that put the Lady Eagles in front, 12-3.
Temple answered with a four-run rally of their own in the bottom of third that narrowed the gap to 12-7.
The Lady Tigers added two more runs in the bottom of the fourth to close the gap to 12-9.
The Lady Eagles added a run in the top of the fifth inning as Lewis drove in Roberson with a two-base hit.
The Tigers put the lead off runner on in the bottom of the fifth, but the next three batters were retired to end the game.
Eight Waurika batters had at least one hit in the game.
Walling and Lewis led the way with 3-for-3 performances.
Lewis had three runs batted in and Walling and G. Hill each had a pair of runs batted in.
Waurika 7, Geronimo 6
Waurika had a seven-run rally in the third inning and made it stand up in picking up the win against the conference tournament champion Lady Bluejays.
Geronimo got out on top with a three-run surge in the bottom of the first inning.
Two walks, a pair of fielder’s choices and an error led to the three runs.
In the top of the third inning Faith Hill led off with a single. Aubree Showalter singles and Faith Roberson reached on an error to load the bases.
Landry Forsyth picked up an RBI-single and Gracie Walling cleared the bases with a three-run triple.
Alana Lewis followed with a run-scoring double and she scored on an error that led Hope Cummings to reach base.
Grace Hill came up with a big two-run single to center field to close out the scoring and giving the Lady Eagles a 7-3 advantage.
Geronimo picked up a run in the bottom of the third after an error and an RBI-single to trim the LadyEagles’ lead to 7-4.
There was no more scoring until the bottom of the fifth inning. Geronimo led off with a single and the runner scored on a ground out to put the score at 7-5.
A two-bagger produced another run, but the Lady Bluejays could do no more damage.
Forsyth was the big hitter for the Lady Eagles as she went 3-for-3 at the plate and had an RBI. Lewis was 2-for-3 with a run batted in. Walling finished with three runs batted in.