The fast-pitch softball season has not gone quite as expected for Coach Stan Mueggenborg’s Cowgirls.
But, as the Cowgirls get ready to enter district competition every team starts with a 0-0 mark.
The winner of the district tournament will advance to next week’s regional tourney.
This year’s district tournament is today (Thursday) at Thackerville and will include the host school, Turner and Ryan.
Ryan, 6-14 on the year not including Tuesday’s scheduled game with Springer heading into the tourney, was slated to take on Thackerville today at 12 noon. The loser of that game was to have played Turner at 1:30 p.m.
The winner of the first game was to have met Turner 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.
Only Thackerville comes into the tournament with a winning record at 11-8 not including last Tuesday’s scheduled game.
Here is a look at the results for the Cowgirls last week including three games in the Comanche Tournament the game a week ago Tuesday against Waurika as well as Monday night’s contest.
Ryan 12, Temple 2
On Monday the Cowgirls hosted Temple on Larry Ninman Field and came away with the victory that should give the Cowgirls a bit of momentum heading into today’s district tourney.
Temple got on the board in the top of the first with a single run, but the Cowgirls took the lead in the bottom of the first after two were out.
Brooklyn Charmasson and Sadie Guzman each reached base and came around to score putting the Cowgirls in front, 2-1.
The score stayed that way until the top of the fourth inning when Temple got a run to tie the score at 2-2.
The Cowgirls then exploded for 10 runs in the bottom of the fourth to seal the victory.
Madison Rhoades led off the inning with a walk and scored. The next three Cowgirl batteres reached base to set up Kodi Duke’s grand slam to center field that put the Cowgirls comfortably in front, 7-2.
The Cowgirls scored five more runs and the game ended when Ryan reached the 10-run advantage.
Emilee Martin picked up the win in the circle for the Cowgirls and also had two hits in the game.
Guzman, Martin, Justyce Keith and Laken De Board were honored on Senior Night in their final home game for the Cowgirl fast-pitch squad.
Marietta 7, Ryan 0
In the final game of the Comanche Tournament last Saturday the Cowgirls fell to Marietta, 7-0.
Marietta scored one in the first, one in the second, two in the third and four in the fourth to record the victory.
The Cowgirls had a threat in the top of the second inning as Charmasson and Duke reached base, but the Cowgirls could not produce a run.
The Cowgirls only collected one other hit the rest of the game that was ended in the top of the fifth inning.
Wilson 9, Ryan 4
In the second game of the tournament last Thursday, Ryan jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the top of the first inning.
Samantha Good and Charmasson had base hits and came around to score for the Cowgirls.
Wilson tied the game in the bottom of the first inning and then exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the second inning to hold a 9-2 advantage.
In the top of the third, the Cowgirls produced two more runs as Guzman and Martin reached base and scored on Duke’s base hit to cut the lead to 9-4. The Cowgirls left the bases loaded in the inning.
Good led off the top of the fourth inning reaching base on a hit by pitch, but the next three Cowgirls went down in order and the game ended because of the time limit.
Bray-Doyle 5, Ryan 2
In the opening game of the tourney, Ryan held a 1-0 lead after one inning.
The Cowgirls’ Charmasson got a base hit and scored after the Cowgirls got three straight hits. Ryan again left two runners on base.
Bray-Doyle took the lead in the top of the second with two runs.
The Cowgirls tied the game in the bottom of the third inning when Duke reached base on an infield hit and came around to score.
In the top of the fourth, the Lady Donkeys took the lead for good with two runs. Bray-Doyle added an insurance run in the top of the fifth and the Cowgirls could get nothing going in the final two innings.
Ryan 11, Waurika 0
Spurred by some heavy hitting, the Cowgirls picked up the victory over the Lady Eagles in a game that ended after four innings because of the run rule.
A single by Martin drove in Charmasson, who had reached on a base hit, and moved Guzman to third after Guzman had walked. Guzman scored by stealing home to put the Cowgirls in front, 2-0. Ryan left the bases loaded in the inning.
The Lady Eagles threatened in the bottom of the first as Destiny Barnes and Madison Roberson got two-out base hits, but Ryan got a ground out to end the inning.
Ryan added five runs in the top of the second. After one out, Carter Combs walked and Good followed with a two-run home run to left. Charmasson singled and Guzman slammed a two-run homer to put the Cowgirls in front, 6-0.
Martin followed with a single, Duke singled and Martin scored on an error, but Waurika managed to retire the Cowgirls as they again left the bases loaded with a 7-0 lead.
Again the Lady Eagles got something going in the bottom of the second with a walk and two singles, but Waurika left all three runners stranded.
The Cowgirls put the game out of reach in the top of the third inning with four more tallies. Three straight walks loaded the bases and Duke tripled to right center and then scored when the Lady Eagles made a throwing error getting the ball in from the outfield.
The Lady Eagles got another hit in the bottom of the third, but the Cowgirls got three ground outs to prevent Waurika from scoring.
Avery Howard and Combs picked up base hits in the top of the fourth for the Cowgirls, but Ryan could not get a key hit and ended the inning without scoring.
In the bottom of the fourth, Waurika was retired in order to end the game.
Charmasson and Martin each had two hits and Duke, Charmasson and Guzman each had a pair of runs batted in.