The Preston Lady Pirate varsity slowpitch softball team took home the team championship plaque from the Dewar Slowpitch Softball Tournament this past Saturday with a 15-6 thumping of the Moss Lady Pirates.
The Lady Pirates swept through their Pool Play schedule, earning wins over Okmulgee (12-3), Strother (150), and tournament host Dewar (86), respectively, then notched a 10-0 win over Okemah in semifinal action Saturday to earn a spot in the tournament title game.
The host Dewar Lady Dragons finished second in Pool Play with the lone loss coming to their county foes from Preston. The two Pool Play wins for Dewar came against Okmulgee (14-1) and Strother (8-1), respectively.
The Lady Dragons began bracket play on Saturday with an 11-0 win over Meeker, then saw their tournament participation end with a heartbreaking 11-10 loss to Moss in Satur- day’s other semifinal contest.
Besides losses to Preston and Dewar, the Okmulgee Lady Bulldogs dropped their other Pool Play game last Thursday by a 6-4 margin to Strother and were on the losing end of a 4-3 loss to Moss in Saturday’s bracket play to finish 0-4 at the annual tournament.
Meeker finished fourth in Pool B, but moved up to third due to Checotah being unable to play Saturday.
Below are complete results from the 2023 Dewar Slowpitch Softball Tournament.
— 2023 Dewar Slowpitch Softball Tournament March 30-April 1, 2023 Al Kessel Field, Dewar Pool A
Strother (1-2) Okmulgee (0-3) Dewar (2-1) Preston (3-0) — Thursday’s Games
Dewar 14, Okmulgee 1 Strother 6, Okmulgee 4 Dewar 8, Strother 1 Preston 12, Okmulgee 3 Preston 15, Strother 0 Preston 8, Dewar 6 — Pool B
Checotah (1-2) Okemah (2-1) Meeker (0-3) Moss (3-0) — Friday’s Games
Checotah 11, Meeker 9 Moss 13, Meeker 1 Moss 12, Checotah 0 Okemah 12, Meeker 11 Moss 6, Okemah 3 Okemah 12, Checotah 0 — Saturday’s Tournament Bracket (Single Elimination) First Round Game 1: Preston received bye Game 2: Okemah def. Strother Game 3: Dewar 11, Meeker 0 Game 4: Moss 4, Okmulgee 3 Semifinals
Preston 10, Okemah 0 Moss 11, Dewar 10 Championship Preston 15, Moss 6