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McLoud earns comeback win over KHS

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    KINGFISHER’S KAYCEE KARCHER looks to lay down a bunt during her team’s season-opening loss to McLoud on Monday. Karcher had a hit and scored a run for KHS. [Photo by Russell Stitt/]

Everything looked good through five innings of Kingfisher softball’s 2019 season opener.

Unfortunately, the last two innings caught up to the Lady Jackets in a 9-3 home loss to McLoud Monday night.

It was also the District 4A-1 opener for both teams.

“We played really well for five innings,” said head coach Danny Green. “Then we melted down in the sixth.”

KHS led 3-1 before surrendering five runs in the decisive frame.

McLoud added three more in the seventh.

The Lady Redskins were able to put together 15 hits in the victory.

KHS countered with four hits, one each from Natalie Dick, Macy McCully, Kaycee Karcher and Mia Farrell.

Dick delivered a two-run double in the first inning to give KHS an early lead.

Karcher and Loren Ballard scored on the hit.

Farrell tripled and later scored in the fifth inning for yet another two-run advantage.

Olivia Wilcox pitched all seven innings for the Lady Jackets.

She struck out five and walked one.

KHS played at Bethany Tuesday in another district contest and will travel to Woodward for a tournament this weekend.

The Lady Jackets return home next Monday against Perkins-Tryon and host a tournament Aug. 22-24.