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Lady Jackets try to beat Blackwell, weather during district showdown

September 13, 2020 - 00:00
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  • Lady Jackets try to beat Blackwell, weather during district showdown
    TAYLOR MILLS has delivered at the plate and in the field this season for the Lady Jackets, who were 17-8 overall heading into a weekend tournament. Mills leads the team with two home runs. [Photo by KHS Photography]

Kingfisher started its district softball games with Blackwell early on Tuesday in hopes of beating the imminent cold blast and rain.

The teams succeeded.

Halfway, anyway.

KHS defeated Blackwell 4-1 at home thanks to a big early hit from Mya Dewberry and another pitching gem from Olivia Wilcox.

Strong winds and rain soon entered the picture, which postponed the second game until 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. That game will also be played in Kingfisher.

After the visitors got a two-out single to scratch home a run in the top of the first inning, it didn’t take long for the Lady Jackets to answer.

Mia Farrell led off with a single and was followed by walks from Kaycee Karcher and Natalie Dick to load the bases.

Dewberry stepped up to the plate with one out and brought all three home with her double to give KHS a lead it wouldn’t lose.

Blackwell threatened in the fourth and sixth innings, but Wilcox got out of the jams.

She surrendered five hits and struck out six while walking two.

Wilcox got some cushion in the fifth after Farrell doubled and scored when Dick reached on an error.

KHS collected just four hits with half of them coming off Farrell’s bat.

The senior scored both times.

Wilcox had the team’s other hit.

The win upped Kingfisher’s overall record to 17-8. The Lady Jackets are 4-4 in the district.

That puts them in fourth place behind Cushing and Newcastle, both 7-1, and Perkins-Tryon, which is 3-2.

The Lady Jackets earned a pair of non-district wins on Sept. 3.

KHS defeated Alva 13-1 and then host Fairview 1-0.

Dewberry, Emma Lukasek and Merrin Evans drove in two runs apiece in the three-inning win against Alva.

Dick also had an RBI.

Evans pitched her way to a win as she gave up five hits and struck out two over the three innings.

Wilcox won a pitcher’s duel against Fairview’s Alayna Long.

The two combined to strike out 21 batters and give up just 11 hits.

However, only Long gave up a run as Wilcox bested her in more ways than one.

Taylor Mills’ second-inning single brought home Wilcox, who had also sin gled.

Wilcox made it stick as she gave up four hits and struck out 10 without walking a batter.

Long struck out 11 while KHS got to her for seven hits.

Dick and Wilcox had two apiece.

KHS was set to play over the weekend in the Highway 81 Classic. Pool play games were played at Chisholm and the remainder at Pioneer.