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Lady Savages Snag Four Wins In First Week Of Play


August 22, 2019


It was a busy opening week for the Lady Savage fast pitch softball squad as they played six games while coming up with four wins.

After opening the season at home on Monday, Aug. 12, with a 10-9 win over Holdenville (story in last week’s Countywide and Sun), Tecumseh hosted Jones on Tuesday night and blanked the Lady Longhorns 8-0.

The Lady Savages opened with two runs in the bottom of the first and then added two in the third, three in the fourth and one in the fifth. Tecumseh out hit Jones 11-2 in the game and played error free while the Lady Horns committed four fielding miscues in the five-inning run rule.

Kylee Akehurst was the starting and winning pitcher as she went all five innings to get the shutout as she gave up two hits, struck out two and walked one batter.

Katlyn Fleming, Taylor Frizzell and Gabi Jordan each knocked in two runs in the win while Bristin Hayes and Emily Bingham each knocked in one run. Ayzia Shirey, Hayes and Frizzell each picked up two hits in the win. Bingham, Frizzell and Hayes each had a double for Tecumseh.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the Lady Savages played in the Byng Tournament and won their first two games before dropping tough ones on Friday and Saturday. Tecumseh opened the tourney against the host team and found another shutout with a 4-0 win.

The Lady Savages just out hit the Lady Pirates 7-6 but started off with two runs in the bottom of the first and then added a run in each the fifth and six innings for insurance. Each team committed two errors in the contest.

Akehurst was again the winner in the circle for the Lady Savages as she went the distance, giving up six hits while fanning three and giving up two walks. Akehurst also went 1-for-2 at the plate and walked once.

Shirey, Bingham and Frizzell each had an RBI in the win. Shirey was 2-for-3 and scored a run. Hayes scored twice while going 2-for-3. Bingham and Jordan each slugged a double for T-Town.

After beating Byng, the Lady Savages faced Ada and took an easy 10-2 win. Tecumseh scored two in the bottom of the first, five in the second and two in the fourth to lead 9-0. The Lady Cougars got on the board with two runs in the fifth, but Tecumseh answered with a run in the bottom of the inning to secure the five-inning run rule.

Fleming got the pitching start for the Lady Savages and went 3.1 innings and gave up no-runs on four hits while striking out three and walking three. Akehurst came in to finish the game and gave up two runs on three hits and whiffed two batters. Fleming aided her own cause as she drove in two runs. Akehurst was 1-for-2 and scored a run.

Lauren Taylor and Bingham led the way at the plate with three RBIs each. Taylor was 2-for-3, including a triple and scored twice while Bingham was 2-for-2 with a triple and crossed the plate once. Shirey had two runs batted in and scored a run. Frizzell was 1-for-3 with a triple. Hayes had a two-bagger in the win.

After winning four straight to open the season, the Lady Savages tasted defeat for the first time on Friday as they fell to McAlester 5-3 in the tournament. With the game tied 1-1 after four-innings, the Lady Buffaloes got four runs in the top of the fifth to take a 5-1 lead.

Tecumseh could only answer with two of their own in the bottom of the fifth and neither team scored the rest of the way as the Lady Savages fell. Tecumseh committed four errors in the game and was out hit 9-8.

Taylor, Fleming and Akehurst provided an RBI each for the Lady Savages runs. Taylor was 2-for-4 in the game and Shirey was 3-for-4 with a triple. Fleming and Hayes each stroked a double for the Lady Savages. Hayes scored a run.

Akehurst went the distance in the circle and suffered the loss giving up five runs, none earned, on nine hits. Akehurst walked two and struck out two in the loss.

On Saturday, the Lady Savages wrapped up the tournament with a long, long extra-inning tough loss against Latta. The hard-fought game was tied 3-3 after seven innings and when Latta scored a run in the top of the ninth to take a 4-3 lead, the Lady Savages answered in the bottom of the ninth with a run of their own to send the game into more frames tied at 4-4.

Neither team scored in the 10th inning and the contest continued into the 11th. Latta pushed a run across in the top of the inning and the Lady Savages went three up and three down in the bottom of the inning to give the 5-4 win to Latta.

Akehurst lost the tough matchup as she completed 11 brutal innings in the heat as she allowed five runs, only three earned, while scattering 16 hits. She had four strikeouts in the game and walked five in the valiant pitching effort. Latta used two pitchers to gain the win. Tecumseh committed two errors in the loss while Latta played error free.

Tecumseh got six hits in the loss with three coming off the bat of Hayes as she was 3-for-5, including a double while knocking in a run and scoring twice. Fleming was 2-for-5 and had two RBIs and a double. Frizzell picked up the other Lady Savage RBI. Shirey got the other hit for Tecumseh while going 1-for-4 and scoring a run.

This past Monday, the Lady Savages stopped the losing streak at two games as they went to Harrah and brought back an 11-6 come from behind win. Tecumseh trailed 2-0 headed to the top of the sixth when the Lady Savages got two-runs to knot the game at 2-2.

Harrah came back with four runs in the bottom of the sixth, seemingly sealing the Lady Savages doom at 6-2 headed to the seventh. Then, the T-Town ladies exploded for nine runs in the top of the seventh to lead 11-6. The stunned Lady Panthers couldn’t respond in the bottom of the seventh and Tecumseh had an improbable win.

Tecumseh overcame four errors in the game with a 12-7 hitting advantage while Harrah committed three errors in the loss. Akehurst earned the pitching win for Tecumseh by getting a complete game and allowing six-runs, with only one earned, on just seven hits. Akehurst gave up a homerun and walked four in the win.

Shirey led the Lady Savages with three RBIs and a run scored while going 2-for-5, including a double. Shaelee Cranford had a breakout game as she went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Fleming and Akehurst each had two RBIs in the win while Hayes and Jordan each drove in a run.

The Lady Savages (5-2) play in the Perry Tournament today (Thursday), Friday and Saturday. Tecumseh goes to Bethel to face the Lady Wildcats on Monday and then return home to host Pauls Valley on Tuesday.


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