It has been a rough season for the youthful and inexperienced Waurika fast-pitch softball squad.
But, the Lady Eagles suffered their narrowest defeat of the season to Bray-Doyle, 10-8, Monday on the Lady Donkey’s home diamond.
In the second game with Ninnekah, the Lady Eagles fell, 7-2
The Lady Eagles were to have met Temple Tuesday.
Today Waurika begins play in the Class A District Tournament at Ringling. The Lady Eagles were to have met Wilson at 12 noon today and the loser of that game was scheduled to face Ringling at 1:30 p.m.
The winner of the first game was scheduled to meet Ringling at 3 p.m.
The tournament is double-elimination with the championship game scheduled for 4:30 p.m. today and an “if necessary” game at 6 p.m.
In Monday’s action, the Lady Eagles spotted Bray-Doyle an 8-0 lead after the third inning.
In the top of the fourth, the Lady Eagle’s bats came alive.
Gracie Walling reached on an error and scored on Kaci Reynold’s RBI-single. Madison Roberson, who singled and Reynolds scored on Landry Forsyth’s double to center field.
Tallin Mora also singled and eventually scored on Hope Cummings’ ground out cutting the Bray-Doyle lead to 8-4.
The Lady Donkeys extended the lead to 10-4 in the bottom of the fourth and that proved to be the difference in the game.
Waurika refused to give up despite the deficit. Faith Roberson led off the rally with a triple and scored on Walling’s single to left. M. Roberson and Reynolds singled with Walling scoring on Reynolds’ single.
M. Roberson scored on Mora’s ground out and Reynolds crossed the plate on Forsyth’s single to cut the margin to 10-8, but the rally ended with a fly out.
In the second game of the three-way meeting at Bray, Ninnekah got off to a 1-0 lead after scoring in the top of the third.
Ninnekah added five more runs in the top of the fourth inning to move in front, 7-0.
The Lady Eagles managed two runs in the bottom of the fourth. Destiny Barnes singled and advanced to third on M. Roberson’s single. Barnes scored on an error and M. Roberson scored on a wild pitch.
After holding Ninnekah scoreless in the top of the fifth, the Lady Eagles got a one-out single from F. Roberson, but the next two Lady Eagles were retired to end the game.