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Lady Savages Undefeated In The Tecumseh-Dale Tourny

 

September 17, 2020

Natasha Dunagan

Tecumseh sophomore, Bristin Hayes, tags a player on the Fort Gibson team during the Tecumseh-Dale Softball Tournament on Sept. 10.

The Lady Savages were on fire on the diamond last week as they went undefeated and won the championship of the Tecumseh-Dale Tournament. Tecumseh has won 10 in a row as they moved their season record to 18-4 and are undefeated in District 4A-4 at 6-0.

Tecumseh opened the week on the road Tuesday night at Bishop McGuinness for their only district game of the week. The Lady Irish posed no opposition as the Lady Savages won 14-0 in four innings. Tecumseh only had eight hits in the win while holding McGuinness to just two singles.

Taylor Frizzell led the way for Tecumseh with four RBIs and a run scored while going 2-for-2, including a double. Ayzia Shirey and Serenity Jacoway each drove in two runs in the win. Shirey was 1-for-1 with a triple and walked three times while scoring twice. Jacoway was 3-for-3 and scored three runs.

Sami Schweighhardt and Cadence Oliver each knocked in a run and each scored a run with Schweighhardt slugging a double. Harley Sturm also had a double in the win. Sturm was also the winning pitcher as she got the shutout and allowed just two hits while striking out five and walking none.

On Thursday, the Lady Savages began play in the Tecumseh-Dale Tournament and picked up a 7-2 win over Fort Gibson win in five innings. Tecumseh out hit the Lady Tigers 8-5 and each team committed an error. Jacoway got the win in the circle as she allowed three hits and no runs over 3.1 innings and fanned three hitters and walked no one.

Sturm and Emily Bingham each had two RBIs in the win. Sturm hit a home run and was 2-for-3 with a run scored. Bingham was 1-for-1 with a double. Bristin Hayes cracked a double and scored two runs while going 2-for-3. Frizzell and Schweighhardt provide an RBI each for the Lady Savages in the win.

In a nightcap on Thursday, the Lady Savages hammered North Rock Creek 11-1 in four innings. Tecumseh out hit the Lady Cougars 14-4 and Jacoway got the win in the circle as she allowed one run on four hits and struck out two and walked one.

Fleming led the Lady Savages offensively with three runs batted in and a run scored while going 2-for-3 at the plate. Sturm and Frizzell each drove in two runs for the Lady Savages. Sturm scored twice and was 2-for-3 with a double. Frizzell was also 2-for-3 with a run scored. Shirey, Jacoway, Lauren Taylor and Bingham each had an RBI with Bingham cranking a triple.

On Friday, the Lady Savages handled Byng as they shut out the Lady Pirates 8-0 in five-innings. The Lady Savages out hit Byng 7-3 as each team had one error in the game. Tecumseh scored three runs in the bottom of the first, one in the second and two in the third and two in the fourth to gain the win.

Jacoway got the shutout win over the Lady Pirates by allowing just three hits and fanning two and walking two. Bingham drove in two runs for Tecumseh and was 3-for-3 in the game. Schweighhardt, Sturm, Taylor and Oliver each picked up an RBI for the Lady Savages.

On Saturday, the Lady Savages faced the co-host of the Tournament, the always tough Dale Lady Pirates. It was a tough one as Tecumseh had to come from behind in the last inning to take the title. The game was tied at 1-1 after the second inning before Dale scored a run in each of the next three innings to take a 4-1 lead headed to the sixth.

Neither team scored in the sixth inning, but in the top of the seventh, Tecumseh pushed across four runs to take a 5-4 lead and held Dale scoreless in the bottom of the seventh to claim the Championship.

Dale out hit Tecumseh 11-10 in the game and Tecumseh had to overcome two errors while the Lady Pirates booted one. Jacoway completed all seven innings to pick up the win for Tecumseh. Jacoway allowed four runs, three earned, as she gave up 11 hits, had four strikeouts and walked no one.

Sturm and Oliver each drove in two runs in the win and Taylor provide the other RBI for the Lady Savages. Bingham scored twice and was 2-for-3 with two doubles in the win. Shirey, Schweighhardt and Oliver each scored a run for Tecumseh in the title game.

Next up for the Lady Savages is the Dale Festival at FireLake tomorrow (Friday). Tecumseh will travel to Pauls Valley on Monday and then to Purcell on Tuesday for two important district games.

 

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