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Sturm Pitches A Perfect Game Against Wynnewood


August 20, 2020

Natasha Dunagan

Tecumseh senior Ayzia Shirey pulls a line drive to left for a double during the home game against McGuiness on Aug. 18.

After losing a heart breaker in their opening game of the season, the Lady Savage fast pitch squad won three in a row and four of their next five to move their record to 4-2.

On Tuesday, Aug. 11, Tecumseh traveled to Jones and hammered the Lady Longhorns 14-0 in a four-inning run rule game. The Lady Savages outhit Jones 12-1 as they scored five runs in the first, six in the second, one in the third and two in the fourth to close out the win.

Harley Sturm went the distance in the circle for the T-Town ladies and got the shutout win, allowing just one hit while striking out six batters. Sturm also led the team offensively as she had a double in the win and was 2-for-3 with three runs batted in and a run scored.

Ayzia Shirey, Bristin Hayes, Emily Bingham, Serenity Jacoway, Lauren Taylor, Taylor Frizzell and Cadence Oliver each drove in a run. Hayes slugged a triple while Shirey and Bingham each had as double in the win.

The Lady Savages began play in the Byng/Latta Tournament on Thursday and opened with another shutout win. Tecumseh again gave up just one hit while picking up 13 in a 9-0 win over Prague. Jacoway went the full seven innings to pick up the pitching win as she allowed just one hit and fanned nine while walking two. Jacoway also drove in a run while going 3-for-4 at the plate.

Hayes and Frizzell led the Tecumseh offense with two RBIs each. Hayes was 1-for-3 with a triple and Frizzell was 2-for-4. Shirey, Taylor and Katelyn Fleming each stroked a double in the win. Driving in a run each were Sturm, Fleming and Bingham.

On Friday the Lady Savages played two games and got their third straight shutout win in the first game of the day with a 11-0 win over Wynnewood. Tecumseh out hit Wynnewood 13-0 in the blanking as Sturm got the four-inning perfect game.

Sturm faced the minimum number of hitters and threw only 44 pitches and struck out five to gain the win. Sturm also drove in a run for Tecumseh and was 1-for-3 with a bat in her hands.

Taylor was the big stick for the Lady Savages as she knocked in four runs and scored once while going 2-for-4 with a double. Shirey, Hayes, Fleming and Frizzell each picked up an RBI. Shirey had a double and two runs scored.

After getting three shutout wins, the Lady Savages dropped the second game of the day on Friday to one of the host teams, Latta. The game was a tight one and needed two extra innings to be decided. Latta opened with a run in the top of the first and Tecumseh answered in the bottom of the fifth to knot the game 1-1.

Each team was scoreless the rest of the way until Latta scored three-runs in the top of the ninth and the Lady Savages failed to answer in the bottom half of the inning as Latta took a 4-1 win. Sturm suffered the loss as she gave up three runs on five hits over two innings. Jacoway started the game and went seven innings and allowed one-run on six-hits while striking out three and walking one.

The lone RBI for the Savages was driven in by Shirey as she collected three hits on four trips to the plate. Fleming picked up two hits, one a double, in the loss. Jacoway and Taylor each provided another hit for Tecumseh.

On Saturday, the Lady Savages finished up the tournament and bounced back with another shutout win over Byng. Tecumseh scored a run in the bottom of the first and two more in the fourth while holding the Lady Pirates to just two-hits in the game. The Lady Savages collected seven-hits and overcame an error to get the win.

Jacoway picked up the pitching win as she went seven innings and allowed just two hits and whiffed four hitters while walking none in the shutout win. Jacoway also provided an RBI and was 1-for-2 at the plate.

Fleming and Sturm each had a run batted in for the Lady Savages with Fleming going 2-for-3. Collecting a hit apiece in the win was Shirey, Hayes, Bingham and Taylor.

The Lady Savages (4-2) will play in the Perry Tournament today (Thursday) through Saturday. Tecumseh will travel to Bethel on Monday and then return home on Tuesday to meet Pauls Valley.


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