It has been a busy few days for the Ryan Cowgirl slow-pitch softball squad after the team has struggled to get on the diamond because of weather and cancellations.
The Cowgirls went 2-3 in the stretch of games with two wins over Big Pasture and losses to Thackerville, Geronimo and Grandfield.
In the first game with Big Pasture, the Cowgirls captured a 4-0 victory over the Lady Rangers.
Two singles by Justyce Keith and Brooklyn Charmasson helped the Cowgirls score two runs in the top of the second.
Cassy Charmasson reached base in the top of the third and came around to score after a base hit by Samantha Good gave the Cowgirls a 3-0 advantage.
In the top of the fourth, the Cowgirls added to the lead as Randi Linton and came around to score to put the Cowgirls up, 4-0.
B. Charmasson picked up the shut out win for the Cowgirls and survived seven stranded base runners by the Lady Rangers.
Later the same day the Cowgirls dropped a 14-2 decision to Thackerville as the Lady Wildcats scored five runs in the first inning and six more in the second inning.
Thackerville added to the lead in the top of the third with three more runs for a 14-0 lead.
The Cowgirls were able to scratch for two runs in the bottom of the third, but the game ended on the run-rule.
Sadie Guzman led off the bottom of the third with a walk and scored, while C. Charmasson also walked and scored. The Cowgirls threatened for more runs to try to keep the game alive, but left the bases loaded.
The Cowgirls took on Geronimo and Big Pasture a week ago Tuesday split the two contests.
Geronimo blasted the Cowgirls for six runs in the first inning and coasted to an 11-1 victory over Ryan in just four innings.
Keith accounted for the Cowgirls’ lone run in the game.
The Cowgirls rebounded from the loss to pick up a 6-3 victory over Big Pasture.
The Lady Rangers took a 1-0 lead after one inning, but the Cowgirls picked up three tallies in the top of the third to take the lead.
Madison Rhodes, Kenzie Lewis and Linton all reached base for the Cowgirls and scored. The Cowgirls also stranded two runs in the inning.
The Cowgirls added to the lead in the top of the sixth as Lewis, Good and Guzman each circled the bases for Ryan giving the Cowgirls a 6-1 lead.
Big Pasture managed two runs in the bottom of the inning as seven batters came to the plate, but the Cowgirls ended the rally.
Last Thursday the Cowgirls got into a slugfest with Grandfield and dropped a 21-10 decision.
Ryan jumped out to a 2-0 lead as Lewis and Linton reached base and scored. Abbie Bolin added a basehit, but the Cowgirls could not do any more damage.
Grandfield answered in the bottom of the inning as the first four batters came around to score and the Lady Bearcats added another run for a 5-0 lead after the first inning.
The Cowgirls actually regained the lead in the top of the second inning as they exploded for eight runs.
Eleven Cowgirls came to the plate in the inning and the first eight batters scored. Keith, C. Charmasson, Rhodes, Savannah Lashley, Keith, Linton, Good and Guzman all scored in the inning to give Ryan a 10-5 lead.
The Bearcats responded, however, with 12 runs in the bottom of the second inning for a 17-10 lead.
The Cowgirls could get nothing started in the third inning, while the Lady Bearcats added four more runs for a 21-10 lead heading to the top of the fourth inning.
The Cowgirls tried to extend the game, but left the bases loaded and the game ended on the run rule.
Ryan is now 2-4 on the year heading into competition at the Fletcher Tournament that begins play today (Thursday).
The Cowgirls were to have met Verden in the first game.
The host school, Verden, Chickasha, Big Pasture and Empire are among some of the teams in the tourney.