Okmulgee’s Natori Yates drives a pitch to center field for a 2-out single in the bottom of the first inning of Monday’s county battle with Henryetta in Okmulgee. See B2 for complete details of Monday’s county softball contest in Okmulgee.
The Henryetta Lady Knights came away with a 10-0 victory over county foe, the Okmulgee Lady Bulldogs, this past Monday in a fastpitch softball battle in Okmulgee.
The shutout win evened the Lady Knights’ season record at 4-4, while the Lady Dogs fell to 1-4 on the year.
Both county squads were back in action Tuesday with Henryetta traveling to Preston for a county battle with the Preston Lady Pirates, while Okmulgee traveled to Heavener for a doubleheader showdown with the Heavener Lady Wolves.
Henryetta began action at the Kiowa/ Stuart Tournament on Thursday with a first-round battle with Atoka, while Okmulgee hosted its annual softball festival Thursday-Saturday.
In Monday’s county meeting in Okmulgee, the Lady Knights opened the scoring with a run in the top of the first. The visitors added six in the second and three in the third for a 10-0 advantage.
The host Lady Bulldogs were unable to overcome the double-digit deficit in the home half of the third to award the Henreytta squad the 10-0 victory.
The Lady Knight offense was led by the duo of McKayla Greenhaw (2 for 2, 2 singles, 2 RBIs) and Ailanee Hicks (2 for 3, double, home run, 5 RBIs) with two hits apiece. Hicks’ home run came on a 3-run blast in the third.
The other three Henryetta base hits in the county battle came on a single by Kassidy Lee, RBI double by Serenity Rex, and 2-run single by Allie Davis.
O ther Lady Knight baserunners against Okmulgee were Greenhaw (walk), Rex (hit by pitch), Lee (walk), Maddie Rock (walk), Winter Beaver (2 walks), and Kinley Miller (walk, hit by pitch).
Rex earned the pitching win for Henryetta, striking out five, walking one, and hitting one, while allowing just one hit in three shutout innings of work.
The lone base hit for the Lady Bulldogs came on a 2-out single in the first by Natori Yates. The only other Okmulgee baserunners against Henryetta were Addison Yates (walk) and Nicole Warren (hit by pitch).
Natori Yates was saddled with the pitching loss, allowing 10 runs on seven hits with six walks and two hit batters in three innings of work.
— Henryetta 10, Okmulgee 0 Henryetta: 1 – 6 – 3 10 – 7 – 0 Okmulgee:0-0-0 0-1-0 WP: Serenity Rex LP: Natori Yates HR: Henryetta: Ailanee Hicks