The Morris Lady Eagle varsity slowpitch softball team earned four decisive victories earlier this week to improve to 7-1 on the season.
The first two wins this week for the Class 4A No. 13 Lady Eagles came Monday in Wewoka, defeating the host Wewoka Lady Tigers 15-1 and the Okemah Lady Panthers 12-6.
The other two wins this week came on Tuesday in Tulsa against the Tulsa Memorial Lady Chargers. The Lady Eagles took Tuesday’s opening contest by a 39-0 margin, then completed the doubleheader sweep with an 18-0 decision in the nightcap.
In Monday’s run-rule win over Wewoka, the Morris ladies opened the scoring with six runs in the top of the first. The Lady Eagles added four in the third and five in the fourth for a 15-0 advantage.
The host Lady Tigers tallied their lone run of the contest in the bottom of the fourth to award the visiting Lady Eagles the 15-1, run-rule, victory.
The top hitters for Morris against Wewoka were Marti Yaerger (2 for 3, single, home run, 2 RBIs), Kaydence Ausbrooks (2 for 2, 2 singles, 2 RBIs), and Ashlyn Clevenger (2 for 3, 2 singles, 5 RBIs) with two hits apiece. Yaerger’s roundtripper came on a solo blast in the first, while one of Clevenger’s 5 RBIs came on an RBI groundout in the third.
The other base hits for the Lady Eagles against Wewoka came on singles by Emma Duclos, Dezmond Lewis, and Alli Guynes, a 3-run triple by Firé Clark, and a solo home run in the first by Maddie Moore.
Briley Cagle accounted for one of the six Morris runs in the first inning with an RBI groundout.
In Monday’s battle with Okemah, the Lady Eagles led 4-3 after one inning of action, then outscored the Lady Panthers 4-1 in the second to lead by an 8-4 margin.
After a scoreless third and top of fourth, the Morris offense extended its lead to 11-4 with three runs in the last of the fourth.
Okemah plated a pair of runs in the top of the sixth to make it an 11-6 contest, while the Lady Eagles tallied an insurance run in the home half of the inning and kept the Lady Panthers off the scoreboard in the top of the seventh to walk away with the 12-6 victory.
The Morris offense was led by Marti Yaerger, who finished 3 for 4 with a single, two home runs, and 6 RBIs. Yaerger blasted a 3-run home run in the first, then added a 2-run shot in the fourth to complete her 2-home run game.
The trio of Jessica Wilson (2 for 3, 2 singles, 2 RBIs), Dezmond Lewis (2 for 4, single, triple, 2 RBIs), and Alli Guynes (2 for 3, 2 singles) also recorded multi-hit games for the Lady Eagles against Okemah with two hits each. One of Lewis’ 2 RBIs came on an RBI groundout in the sixth.
The final four base hits against Okemah came on singles by Maddie Moore, Emma Duclos, Ashlyn Clevenger, and Camara Casey.
Kaydence Ausbrooks drove in the other Morris run in the first with an RBI fielder’s choice.
In Tuesday’s opening contest with Tulsa Memorial, the Lady Eagles opened the scoring with five runs in the top of the first, then added nine in the second for a 14-0 advantage.
The Morris offense erupted for an astounding 25 runs in the top of the third to put the game further out of reach, 39-0.
The Lady Eagles finished the contest with 39 runs on 18 hits and took advantage of 25 walks in the 3-inning battle.
The Morris offense was led by Jessica Wilson (3 for 5, 2 singles, double, 7 RBIs), Marti Yaerger (3 for 3, single, double, home run, 8 RBIs), and Ashlyn Clevenger (3 for 3, 3 singles, 3 RBIs) with three hits apiece. Yaerger’s home run came on one of two Grand Slam home runs in the 25-run third.
Emma Duclos (2 for 2, single, home run, 6 RBIs), Alli Guynes (2 for 3, 2 singles, 4 RBIs), and Briley Cagle (2 for 2, 2 singles, 3 RBIs) also recorded multi-hit games in Game 1 with two hits each. Duclos’ home run came on the other Grand Slam home run in the third. Duclos also drove in a run in the second with an RBI sacrifice fly. One of Guynes’ 4 RBIs came on an RBI groundout in the first.
The final three Morris base hits in Tuesday’s opening contest came on singles by Kaydence Ausbrooks and Firé Clark and a 3-run single in the third by Dezmond Lewis. Clark and Ausbrooks each drove in a run in the contest on RBI walks in the first and second innings, respectively, while Lewis’ other RBI came on a bases-loaded walk in the first. Camara Casey also had an RBI walk in the 5-run first for Morris.
In Tuesday’s second game against Tulsa Memorial, the Lady Eagles tallied five runs in the bottom of the first for an early 5-0 advantage. The Morris squad added four in the second and nine in the third to walk away with their second run-rule victory of the day, 18-0.
Marti Yaerger (2 for 2, single, double, 3 RBIs) and Firé Clark (2 for 3, 2 singles, 4 RBIs) led the way offensively for Morris in Tuesday’s second game with two hits apiece.
The other Lady Eagle base hits in Game 2 came on singles by Jessica Wilson and Kaydence Ausbrooks, an RBI single by Emma Duclos, an RBI double by Ashlyn Clevenger, and 2-run single by Dezmond Lewis. Duclos and Lewis also drove in runs in the first with an RBI walk and RBI groundout, respectively.
Clevenger drove in one of the four Morris runs in the second with an RBI sacrifice fly, while Wilson (RBI walk) and Ausbrooks (RBI fielder’s choice) drove in two of the nine runs in the third.
Alli Guynes (RBI fielder’s choice in 1st) and Camara Casey (RBI walk in 3rd) also contributed to the 18-run total for the Morris offense in Game 2.
— Monday, March 27 Morris 15, Wewoka 1
Morris: 6 – 0 – 4 – 5 15 – 11 – 1 Wewoka:0-0-0-1 1-2-5 WP: Briley Cagle LP: Hill HR: Morris: Maddie Moore, Marti Yaerger — Morris 12, Okemah 6
Okemah:3-1-0-0-0-2-0 6 – 13 – 4 Morris: 4-4-0-3-0-1-x 12 – 13 – 2 WP: Briley Cagle LP: Unknown HR: Morris: Marti Yaerger — Tuesday, March 28
Morris 39, Tulsa Memorial 0
Morris: 5 – 9 – 25 39 – 18 – 0 Memorial:0-0-0 0-3-2 WP: Briley Cagle LP: Vanderyt HR: Morris: Emma Dulcos, Marti Yaerger — Morris 18, Tulsa Memorial 0 Memorial:0-0-0-0 0-3-1 Morris: 5-4-9-x 18-9-0 WP: Emma Duclos LP: Sweeney HR: None